The uber guide to hot thighs, legs & buns
101 ways to get rid of cellulite & tone up your legs and butt this summer
Welcome to the ultimate how-to guide for firmer, smoother, slimmer, hotter legs this summer, brought to you by the leg experts, LipoTherapeia. This guide is the outcome of 17 years of research and hands-on experience with thousands of women and we hope you will find it as useful as it was fun for us writing and compiling it.
The guide starts with a 10-point cellulite boot camp and the 12 most common cellulite myths and with 79 more specific tips to follow in the next few weeks. The guide will also comprise dos and don'ts, best & worst and other useful information to help you understand the whats, the whys and the hows of how to tighten skin, boost leg circulation and reduce cellulite.
But before going into detail, let's have a few words about the basics.
Diet and exercise are essential for prevention - but very slow for reduction
One of the most common questions I am asked is: "how to get rid of cellulite on legs fast with diet and exercise". My honest answer is that you cannot get rid of cellulite completely - forget what marketers say - although you can substantially reduce it. And that you cannot get rid of it fast only with diet and exercise. However, you can seriously accelerate its reduction with treatment and creams.
Newly visible cellulite (less than 6 months old, mild orange peel appearance) may "go" completely if you revert to an anti-cellulite lifestyle: regular exercise, no contraceptive pill and limited smoking & drinking; plus a diet low in sugar, fried food and excess carbs and rich in lean protein, vegetables, herbs and fruits (no fruit juices). These measures are ideal to prevent cellulite from forming, and they can also moderately and slowly reduce established cellulite, producing limited to moderate improvement within 6-12 months.
For faster results you do need a strong cellulite treatment and cream
For faster cellulite removal, combine the anti-cellulite lifestyle described above with a multi-ingredient, highly concentrated cellulite cream, and a comprehensive, intensive cellulite treatment (radiofrequency / cavitation / electro-mesotherapy / intensive cellulite massage).
A strong cream will provide better value for money than a strong treatment and will work on aspects of cellulite that a treatment can't, such as fibrosis, glycation and oxidative damage. On the other hand, a strong treatment will provide much faster results than a strong cream, but at a higher cost. The combination will offer a good balance of value for money and speed of results, and will tackle all seven aspects of cellulite.
What doesn't work for cellulite
Do not bother with cheap, non-intensive treatments provided with low power, basic machines. And do not bother with one-ingredient / low concentration creams (usually based on cheap caffeine or retinol). In both cases nothing will happen and you will waste both time and money. Cellulite surgery is not an option either: one surgical technique (cellulaze, i.e. tissue coagulation with laser) typically causes scar tissue worse than cellulite; and the other two (subcision and celfina, i.e. cutting the hypodermal septa with a lancet or with a laser) produce flabby, jelly-like skin, which also typically looks worse than cellulite. So you exchange one evil with another.
The cellulite solution
Of course, there is no point paying good money for a cellulite cream and/or treatment and then undermine the whole process by drinking, eating, smoking and being sedentary as usual. Our 17-year experience shows that the best solution is the combination of the anti-cellulite lifestyle, as described above, with a strong anti-cellulite cream and a strong anti-cellulite treatment.
How to tighten skin
The exact same diet and exercise described above, is also essential to maintain skin firmness on the body and to gradually - and mildly - boost it within several months to a year. For more impressive and faster results (i.e. within several weeks, instead of several months) you will need to have a strong, deep, monopolar radiofrequency treatment - the only body skin tightening technology / treatment that actually does work. Everything else, including light, superficial or bipolar RF, will provide very slow or no results.
Injection-free mesotherapy combined with radiofrequency can help too, but only if it is done with multiple actives in high concentrations - otherwise it is pointless. Injection-based mesotherapy, is useless for skin tightening - all bruising and no results. A good, concentrated home use cream, rich in multiple skin firming actives, can play a valuable supportive role, if used during treatment and at home.
Some laser treatments and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can help firm facial skin (but NOT body skin), but they are not as effective as radiofrequency and are not anywhere nearly as safe. LED phototherapy treatment is insignificant for skin firming (too weak and too superficial to firm the skin) compared to strong monopolar radiofrequency. There is simply no comparison, despite all the marketing hype.
Be the best YOU can be!
Although our physical appearance does not determine who we are, it has an effect on how we feel about ourselves internally, without even taking the opinion of others into account. People appreciated health and beauty since the beginning of time - it has nothing to do with today's glossy magazines and Instagram - and for good reason. Improving how we look makes us feel better about ourselves too.
You don't need to be stuck with cellulite and skin looseness. With today's technology, some exercise and some healthy eating, everyone can make an effort and have THEIR best body ever. No one is perfect. Everyone has a different starting point and everyone can improve. Everyone can look THEIR best.
So don't compare yourself with anybody else. Set your own goals and have the best body YOU can personally have.
Be the best YOU can be.
Are you ready? Let's go!