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    You can disguise cellulite with a tan.

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    You can disguise cellulite with a tan.

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    Yes! A little color can make those lady lumps less noticeable. But in the end cellulite is a skin issue and tanning damages your skin. So keep your golden glow fake. Try a self-tanning spray or cream instead.

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    A low-fat diet can melt away cellulite.

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    A low-fat diet can melt away cellulite.

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    No need to banish carbs or go low-fat. No miracle foods or magic diets can make cellulite vanish. The best "cellulite diet"? The same kind of diet that’s best for most everything:

    • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits
    • Pick whole grains instead of refined
    • And choose lean protein
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    Almost all women have cellulite.

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    Almost all women have cellulite.

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    Yes, you are not alone! If you’re unhappy with your thighs, remember that more than 80% of women have cellulite. Even supermodels!

     

    Cellulite does tend to look worse as you age -- it’s natural. To fight back, make sure you get up and move. Cellulite can be more noticeable if you don’t exercise. Working out can’t fix your skin or get rid of the "cottage cheese" look, but it can burn overall fat and boost muscle tone. Give it a shot.

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    Losing weight can make cellulite look better.

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    Losing weight can make cellulite look better.

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    If you’re overweight, dropping a few pounds can’t hurt. Extra body fat can make cellulite more obvious.

     

    But if you’re already close to your target, losing too much weight can make cellulite look worse.

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    Men rarely get cellulite.

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    Men rarely get cellulite.

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    It's unfair, but true: Cellulite is usually a woman thing.

     

    It’s a matter of hormones. Cellulite is basically the way a woman’s body stores fat to make sure she has enough to have a baby.

     

    Men who are obese may have cellulite. So can men who have extra female hormones, but that's pretty unusual.

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    Birth control pills make cellulite worse.

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    Birth control pills make cellulite worse.

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    Some experts think that the hormones in birth control pills can lead to cellulite but there is no proof, so don’t stress.

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    Special creams can cure cellulite.

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    Special creams can cure cellulite.

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    Sadly, no cream can make you cellulite-free forever. If you’re looking to get firmer thighs for a new dress or bathing suit time, some creams can help -- briefly. Anti-cellulite creams with caffeine firm up your skin for about six hours.    

     

     

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    Herbal wraps may make cellulite look better for a day or two.

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    Herbal wraps may make cellulite look better for a day or two.

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    Whether you’re a DIY kind of girl or like to go to the spa, wraps may be your best bet for a weekend getaway.

     

    Shrinking wraps may smooth the "orange peel" look for a bit. Moisturizing wraps may plump up your skin to help smooth the appearance of bumps.

     

    Just ready your expectations -- they won’t last weeks, only a day or two at most.

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    Lasers can banish cellulite for good.

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    Lasers can banish cellulite for good.

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    Like over-the-counter remedies, most cosmetic procedures don’t have lasting results.

    In 2012, Cellulaze, a new laser treatment, and Cellfina, a device that cuts the fibrous bands, made headlines. Good results are attainable and can last for one to three years. But the jury is still out on how well it works long term.

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Below the Belt Dermatological Conditions,"  "Dermatologists Shed Light on Treatments for Cellulite," "New Generation of Laser and Light Therapies Could provide Future Treatment Options for Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions."

Basic Clinical Dermatology , "Cellulite: pathophysiology and Treatment," Taylor and Francis Group, 2006.

British Journal of Plastic Surgery , April 2004.

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Misbah Khan, MD, dermatologist, New York.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Using Dietary Supplements Wisely."

Nemours Foundation: "Cellulite."

University of New Mexico: "Cellulite: A Review of Its Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment."

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