The truth about cellulite is… almost every woman has it, including Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, Cindy Crawford, Demi Lovato…the list goes on.
Unlike these celebs, who can afford costly cellulite-removing procedures (we saw Kim Kardashian get a treatment called Velashape on a past episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians), how does the average woman deal with dimpled skin?
Well, you could embrace it—more than 90 percent of women have it, after all! Should you want temporary taut skin, there are topical treatments, which have become particularly trendy in recent years. The question is: Do they actually work?
Although some experts have called this buzzy skin-care trend all hype, if you have the right expectation, it may just work for you. Translation: Know that any sculpting or anti-cellulite product that you apply on top of your skin is temporary.
“It’s a nice little fix for a few hours to a day,” said the dermatologist, who independently surveys beauty products. “If you have a pool party or a reunion to go to and if you’re wearing shorts, with an anti-cellulite cream and self-tanner or makeup, [your body will] look leaner.”
With so many products on the market now, the experts suggest to “read the label really carefully.” You’ll want to look for firming ingredients that actually work, what the formula actually does: Does it claim to reduce the appearance for cellulite or fine lines or crepe-y looking skin? If your skin looks like crepe paper, it’s not actually cellulite, which looks more like dimples with ridges and valleys, according to the skin pro.
She likened cellulite products with getting facials, where regular appointments and product layering are needed to create any long-lasting results.
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