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Here I am going to share my techniques for reducing cellulite. The first thing I want to say is that I am a 22 years old and a size 8 and I definitely have cellulite on the top of my legs and bum, therefore it is 100% true that ANYONE can get cellulite, regardless of size and age. ***Cause Cellulite occurs as an outcome of fat build-up and water retention between the layers of skin. This causes a build up of toxins and the fat gets squashed causing the lumpy, dimpled appearance. In the past my cellulite was only really visible if I applied pressure to my legs or pressed the flesh deliberately. But in the past year it has started to become more visible all the time. I'm probably being fussy as I doubt other people even notice it, but because I'm looking out for it, I do notice it a lot! So about 3months ago I decided to go on a mission to reduce the appearance of the cellulite before it got worse. ***Dry Body Brushing: I bought a body brush from Boots for £5, it is a round wooden brush with natural bristles and a strap to put your hand through at the back. There were a few to choose from in Boots and I went for this one because the bristles were neither too smooth, nor too rough, just right for me. So now every night before I go to bed or before I have a bath or shower I brush my entire body. The first thing to remember is to always start at your feet and work upwards. I briefly brush the sole and top of my foot and the start working up my legs. I began using sweeping upwards strokes but now I prefer to use small circular strokes always working upwards. Generally I don't spend long on the bottom of my legs but focus on my thighs and bum. My skin always goes quite red when I'm doing it which is apparently a good thing, but I have never felt in discomfort or pain which wouldn't be such a good thing. After my legs I work up my lower back and the skip to my stomach and chest which I brush really lightly, towards my heart, and then I brush my arms starting at my wrists and working up to the shoulders. My skin always feels really revitalised after this and it gives you a nice warm buzzing feeling! Ideally you should do this when you get up in the morning and again before bed, but I'm far too lazy in the morning so hardly ever end up doing it then. ***Massage I have always moisturised my skin at night after I have a bath or shower otherwise my skin ends up feeling really dry. But I used to just rub it on really quickly then let it dry naturally. Now I spend about 15minutes a night massaging it in. Like with the body brushing I start at my feet and work upwards. On my legs I combine a firm upwards movement using my thumbs or fingers digging into the flesh and sweeping upwards or kneading the flesh like dough (!) And I also use upwards circular movements, again making sure I apply quite a bit of pressure to the flesh. Doing this is actually quite tiring and my arms are usually aching by the end of it, but its worth it. As with the body brushing my body feels really alive and tingly. I can literally feel the blood flowing through my body more freely. Also it means I am massaging my lotion in better which has made my skin much smoother and gets the maximum benefits from the body lotion. I have never really fancied trying cellulite creams as I honestly don't believe they can possibly make much of a difference and they are expensive. But I do recommend body gel, I know Botanics used to do a good one. I feel this genuinely works as it creates an instant cold feeling on the legs which kick-starts circulation. ***Contrast Shower This technique requires quite a bit of bravery and I must admit I haven't put it into practice that much during the winter months, but I did do it a few times last summer. It involves blasting the areas of cellulite with cold water, then alternating with warm water. You should change the water temperature from cold to warm several times, before a final blast with cold. The contrast between the hot and cold kick-starts the circulation and also tightens your skin. ***Exercise I have been going to the gym for about 2 years now but have only just renewed and upped my routine. I've decided to spend longer on the treadmill, I now have a 3minute walking warm-up followed by 8 minutes of running (which I'm hoping to gradually increase) and then I walk at a high-ish speed on an incline which I gradually increase then decrease. For anyone who isn't a member of a gym a good equivalent of this would be to go on a jog on a level surface and then walk quickly up a sloped surface. I then go on the exercise bikes for 10 minutes and the rowing machine for 10 minutes. I finish by using some of the leg weight machines and also an abs stomach machine for toning. Exercise really gets the blood pumping around the body which I can feel when I'm at the gym, and I can feel that my circulation has improved. Poor circulation is one of the main causes of cellulite therefore exercise is a big help. As well as this I have found that going to the gym has helped me sleep better at night and I feel it boosts my mood after being at work. I think anyone who can afford and has the time to go the gym should definitely consider joining. I was scared that it would be full of big muscly serious men, but it really isn't like that. The majority are just normal friendly people trying to lose weight and tone up. Another suggestion, and this sounds a bit weird, is to walk slightly differently. It probably looks a bit weird so I don't do it in front of everyone, but when I'm walking round the house, but I take bigger strides and clench my bum slightly while I do it. It means that each step I take is working my thighs and bum a bit more, thus helping circulation. ***Diet Because I've never had a problem with my weight I have always just eaten whatever I want, which is mainly junk food! But recently I have really made an effort with my diet. I'm not trying to eat less or lose weight, but what I have done is tried to incorporate more fruit and veg into my diet. I think the most important thing about changing your diet for the better is not to think about it too much or take it too seriously. I find if I try too hard to eat well I end up resenting it and crave junk even more. So I'm very casual about it and just make sure I have a portion of fruit at work each day and eat vegetables or salad with my evening meal. I understand that for those interested in losing weight you have to take your diet more seriously than this, but I still feel what I do will be helpful towards the reduction of cellulite. ***Other ideas There are a few other things I wanted to mention which don't really fit into the above categories. The first applies to people who spend a lot of time sat down at a desk during the day (like me) I always make sure I don't spend the whole day sat with my legs crossed. This cuts off circulation for the leg underneath and for me makes me leg go numb. I also have a little kind of ramp thing under my desk. It was there when I started my job, everyone here has one. It is like a little sloped foot rest at ground level which levers your legs upwards promoting circulation. In a similar way I have read that when you are in bed at night levering your legs on a pillow at the bottom of your bed can help circulation throughout the night, but I am yet to try this one. ***Results I have definitely seen a big difference since incorporating the above methods into my daily routine. It has reduced the appearance of the cellulite making my legs and bum look smoother, as well as tightening my skin which looks great. I also feel physically a lot healthier and better off. I don't believe this is a routine that should be done for a certain amount of time, it should be continuous as the cellulite would probably come creeping back if the routine was stopped. I have also found it wasn't that much of a big change to start doing these things. It really is a case of gradually introducing little tasks into your daily routine.
Rather than using drastic measure's to reduce/banish cellulite, there are also other methods! *What is cellulite?* Cellulite is that orange peel/dimple look on the skin which mostly occurs on the thighs and buttocks, but can also occur on the knees & ankles. Cellulite is nearly always resistant to exercise and diet and cannot be controlled by lipo-suction! *Definition:* Fatty deposits beneath the skin that give a lumpy or grainy appearance to the skin surface, especially on the thighs or buttocks. *What causes cellulite?* It has many causes with the main factors being genetic, poor diet, lack of exercise, hormonal, weight gain & poor hydration. Cellulite is a result of a build up of fat in the adiposities (fat cells in the hypodermis) and water retention in the surrounding layers of skin. Bands of tissue that connect the muscle to the skin (Septa) become tight and fat trapped between the skin is compressed, circulation becomes sluggish which causes a build up of toxins, all these combine to create the dimpled or orange peel effect. Almost all woman have cellulite, even supermodels! *What can I buy to reduce cellulite*? There are many gels, lotions and different creams for cellulite and some work better than others. You need to experiment to see which type suits your skin, and they are quite pricey! Some good brands are listed below: Nivea Goodbye Cellulite Gel-cream L'Oreal Perfect Slim gel No7 Anti-cellulite contouring Balm Benefit Jiggle Gel These can be found in Boots, Superdrug and other good supermarkets, chemist's! I find that firming lotion can do just as good job as these expensive gels and creams. There are lots of firming lotions around from Nivea, Dove, NO7, Boots expert brand and more. Prices can vary from £4.99 - £15.00! I'm not one of these people who believes cream's can slow down ageing or the appearance of wrinkles, how-ever this didn't stop me from trying Nivea - anti clelulite gel-cream! My personal favourites are Nivea goodbye cellulite gel-cream (£9.99)and Nivea firming Lotion (£3.99) which can both be found in Boots, Superdrug and other good supermarkets/chemists. I also bought a stiff body brush from boots which cost £4.00 - £6.00. *Cellulite Buster Tips/Advice* *Work it - Exercise and a balanced diet blitz cellulite. Ditch caffeine and alcohol too and see the results in 10 days! *Be Happy - Stress could give you cellulite! The less stressed you are the more your muscles relax, helping to release blockages and speed the departure of nasties! *Drink Water - Pure, filtered water is the best way to push toxins out of the body and keep your skin looking fresh. Drink at least 1.5 litres a day. *Don't smoke - Smoking is one of the main culprits for cellulite. *Try Herbs - Juniper makes your skin glow and helps get rid pf excess water and toxins. *Exercise more - Go for at least 2 medium to high impact sessions a week to really get your metabolism working. *No ready meals - All the additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers in low-calorie pre-packaged foods contribute towards the build up of toxins which make cellulite worse! Replace pre=packaged meals with tinned fish and pulses, they're quick but healthy! *Buy a stiff body brush - Brushing your body with once of these every time you have a bath/shower gets rid of dry/dead skin cells which will make your skin look and feel smoother. *Buy a Body scrub/bar - Use this in the shower/bath to get rid of any excess dry/dead skin and to tone up your skin. Lush cosmetics do a great range of exfoliating bars and there's also a large range available from Boots made by The Sanctuary, Soap & Glory, FCUK, Botanics, Nivea and more. *Eat lots of veg, fish, salad greens, oats or porridge, Lean Ham, Shellfish, Poultry Cottage Cheese, Yoghurt & skimmed milk. *Eat only after 6pm - All fruit, baked beans & Kidney beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Chickpeas, Dried fruit, Hard cheese, especially blue varieties, Mushrooms, Nuts, Onions, Soy Sauce, Sprouts, Wholemeal foods such as bread and yeast spreads. *Try to avoid at all costs - Alcohol, Ice-cream, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Low-fat spreads, Salted Butter, Sauces & Gravy mixes, Tomato Ketchup. Final word: There are a lot of things I do still tend to eat but in small quantities. I use a thigh toner regularly and I'm forever running up & down stairs at work which is great exercise for toning up your legs and bum! Once you get into a routine of doing these things, it will become easier . . I've been doing it for about 2 years now!
Your comment allowed me to make my final decision and go for it. You were right..the pinching wasn't that bad in some areas but others it was a big fast OUCH effect. (i just got my 1st session done last night). I have HUGE welches on the back of my thighs & its so sore that it hurst to get in and out of my chair at work... I go for the next treatment on 12/14/07 I sure hope to see the results!! I'll keep you posted!!
Nothing I have ever had done to me represents the saying "no pain, no gain" to the same degree as Mesotherapy. It's expensive and it hurts. So it's just as well that it works. I went to a clinic in London (I don't know if I'm allowed to name names of practitioners on this site, but they're in Bayswater, should you wish to do a Google search), because I could see my cellulite in a mirror eight feet away and my legs dimpled whenever I touched them. You know how it is. Mesotherapy involves injecting tiny quantities of natural plant extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceutical agents and vitamins into middle layer of the skin. This stimulates the lymph - the body's drainage system - and breaks down the fatty tissues, so that the fatty deposits can be picked up by the lymph system and eventually weed away. I booked a consultation, at which I had the option of either just discussing Mesotherapy, or deciding to go ahead and also have a treatment session there and then. I explained that although I had a healthy diet and exercised loads and didn't smoke or drink, I was over 30 and my body just wouldn't shift cellulite any more. I'd read up about Mesotherapy on the Net, so most of my questions were answered by the time I got there, but I did want to know how likely my cellulite would be to return. Basically, this bit is up to you. If you keep fit, stick to a healthy diet and keep your system properly flushed out, the effects will last indefinitely. If you're back on the chips and lounging on the sofa, your cellulite will return. The nurse told me that a course of eight treatments was normally carried out, which was a bit of a disappointment. After what I'd read, I was hoping it would all be gone after one session - but eight is the norm, with most people apparently seeing results after the fourth. Oh well. I also thought that it would involve one injection in each site - a site can be the back of your thigh, the front of your thigh, the back of your arm, your tummy, etc - but it was a lot more than that. I had the front and back of my thighs done; the back first. I was weighed before treatment, but the girth of my thighs wasn't measured, so I made a mental note to do that at home before further treatments. I had to take everything off below the waist except my knickers, then stand with my back to the nurse, who then tucked the fabric of the back of my knickers between my buttocks so she could see them better. Then I had to clench as hard as I could, making my bum look deeply dimpled, wrinkled and unattractive, while she scrutinised how awful it was and drew lines on the area with a white make-up pencil. I turned round so she could draw white lines on the front of my thighs, then I lay face down on the raised couch and was swabbed all over the backs of my thighs with cooling antiseptic before the injections started. I was injected fifty times in each site. That's fifty in the back of the left thigh, fifty in the back of the right, then turn over, fifty in the front of the left, fifty in the front of the right. The needle goes about 4-5 mm in. The nurse pinches the skin she's about to inject, as the fatty bits are easier to see when they're pinched. In some spots I couldn't feel it at all, but in others it hurt like hell. I pinched myself on the tender bits of my hands to distract myself from the pain. The nurse would ask "Are you OK?" from time to time, at which I would smile and nod and say yes, absolutely fine. The injections go in at spots about an inch apart, along the lines drawn by the nurse, and they go in all your most tender, awful, please-don't-look-at-that-bit places. Inner thighs, wobbly bits above the knees, back of the thighs; nothing gets missed. After the injections were over, I was rubbed with arnica cream, which helps prevent bruising - it's an anti-inflammato ry. I f you're prone to bruising, you will bruise after this treatment: dozens of tiny bruises all over the area, although I had one or two enormous bruises too that took a couple of weeks to go away. Have this done well before your beach holiday. I booked my second treatment for the following week, and it was the same procedure, same with the third: but as the sessions went on, I realised something I hadn't been prepared for: they increase the number of injections every time. First time it was 50 in each site. Next time it was 60 in each. Third time it was 90, fourth time 105. At my second treatment, the nurse told me that I would get one big intra-muscular injection in each area at my fourth treatment - apparently there's no point doing this on the first session because you have to get the body used to the substance first, break the fatty stuff down a bit before the big injection goes in. I never got that big injection. It didn't happen on my fourth visit and I didn't ask why not, because I wasn't looking forward to it, I was fed up with the bruising on my thighs and the injections were beginning to drive me potty: in fact I made session 4 my last go, and didn't see it through to number 8. I couldn't take any more lying face down in agony while someone put a hundred painful little pinpricks into me; it had taken on the form of some kind of torture that slowly sends you insane. I am usually quite good at injections, and pain tolerance: I mean, I can relax at the dentist's, even when I'm having root-canal work done: but something about the relentlessness of dozens of small injections was more than I wanted to go back for a fifth time. Happily, four sessions was enough. I saw slight results even after the first, definitely after the second and third, but after the fourth, I can run my finger down the front of my thigh without it dimpling: I've lost two inches from each thigh and my trousers fit again. My weight is the same, but muscle weighs more than fat, and I cycle a lot. The sessions cost £65 each; a lot of money, I know, and I'm ashamed to say I put it on my credit card so I can worry about it some other time; but I'm happy with the results. My thighs are leaner and slimmer and smoother, and I can't see wobble any more. The sessions are reasonably quick - the injections go in in quick succession - so if you can grin and bear it, go for it. I've tried Ionithermie Super Detox and cellulite creams and they are nothing like this - they do something to the overlying skin to help it disguise the apperance of cellulite. This goes in there and flushes it out. I just have to stay off the chips for the reat of my life.
Cellulite is the result of different kinds of toxicity within the body. This of course, is a bold statement, because some authorities still claim that it doesn't even exist. However, it is very real. I look in the mirror after my bath and there is no doubt. It comes to us all in time! Cellulite can be a result of toxins produced because of an imbalance in the endocrine system (glands and hormones), the result of poor lymph drainage and circulation problems, or the outcome of a long period of imbalance in the body. The endocrine system balances up the hormones and the way our glands function. If this goes wrong toxins may accumulate in the body (in this instance cellulite is formed). The lymph system runs right through your body and it is a system that stops infection invading your body. The lymph glands literally 'catch' the toxins and stop them spreading through the body. If the toxins built up in these glands because they can't drain away you all kinds of problems, including cellulite. These unsightly fatty deposit (cellulite) are hard to get rid of. Getting the body back into balance and breaking these deposits down can take lots of work over a long period of time. There isn't a 'magic' cream, or potion, that will instantly get rid of them, despite what advertising material might tell you. So, how can you make a concerted attack on cellulite deposits? DIET: Make sure that you have a balanced, healthy diet which includes fresh fruit, juice, vegetables (especially purple ones like grapes and aubergines), to help rid your body of toxins. Decrease the amount of fat you take in but remember that your body does require fat so don't take this too far. Junk food like crisps and burgers are generally not a good idea if you are trying to reduce cellulite deposits as they tend to contain lots of fat and chemicals, including salts. Too much salt actu ally depletes the store of useful minerals and vitamins in your body. For example, if you eat oranges your body takes in vitamin C but too much salt changes the body chemistry and you excrete the vitamins with the salt. You have, in fact, spoilt the nutritional value of the orange. (This applies to other vitamins and minerals too.) Cut out dairy produce, or switch to low fat products. You don't need all that fat if you want to reduce cellulite. Eat lots of rice, and pulses, and try to wean yourself off tea and coffee. Avitamin suplement might be useful to get your system into balance but don't use one derived from yeast. 1000mg of vitamin C per day and vitamin B complex and zinc will also help. SKIN BRUSHING: Use a natural bristle, or fairly soft brush and brush your skin daily before you take your shower, or bath. Brush towards the heart to stimulate circulation and lymph drainage. Your skin texture will improve too. EXERCISE: Do some exercise each day, even if its only walking. MASSAGE: Massage the areas of cellulite and around the lymph glands (under arm, around neck, in the groin area) with a special blend of essential oils. Massage in these areas should be in little circles. Try one of these blends of essential oils: Use 25mls of carrier oil (wheatgerm, jojoba, almond, sunflower) plus 1. fennel 4 drops, juniper 3 drops, rosemary 4 drops, lemon 3 drops. or 2. fennel 4 drops, grapefruit 5 drops, lemon 4 drops. BATHS: Use whichever blend of oils you like best in your bath and try a salt bath twice a week for about six weeks. Put one cup of Epsom salts (from a chemist) into the bottom of the bath, run the water and when the bath is full and the water turned off add: 1. rosemary 2 drops, grapefruit 3 drops, fennel 2 drops. o r 2. lemon 2 drops, juniper 2 drops, rosemary 2 drops. I can't promise that you will be totally 'cellulite free' but this method of treatment and prevention will certainly help. You'll end up feeling good too!
INCH Loss with IONITHERMIE Ultimate Detox Treatment Always one who succumbs to a bit of pampering, after reading an article in a magazine this week, on a treatment called Ionithermie Ultimate Detox, I decided to book myself in for a treatment. I had to call a number to find details of my local salon. The number was 01753 833900. After much searching, the assistant located a salon that was about ten miles form home, in Kilmarnock. So I duly rang and boked myself an appointment. The treatment makes the claim "An anti cellulite treatment with the added benefit of detoxifaction and inch loss. The treatment can be taken individually for an instant boost but for longer term results a course of five is strongly recommended.". The treatment includes massage, electric current pads and clay mask, and so it is quite a long treatment. The cost at my salon was £47.50 I must say, when I got to the salon in Kilmarnock, I was slightly put off. After climbing three flights of stairs, I was shown to the treatment room. This was quite small, and I noticed that there was no shower in the room, which I would have normally expected. I was slightly worried as the salon was also a hairdressers, and not knowing what to expect, I didnt fancy trying to make my way to a shower, while covered in clay!! The beautician told me to strip down, and put on a pair of sexy looking paper pants, then lie down on the bed. I had expected to be measured at this time, as this is what the article in the magazine had stated. The beautician started on the treatment, and she volunteered that they did not bother measuring people any more, it was more a case of you would feel the benefits anyway, regardless of measurements. Fair enough, I didnt really want to know my measurements anyway, I can guess those! She asked me if I was on any kind of healthy eating plan, which I stated I was. She advised me that the treatment works best if you are already eating healthily, no point having a detox treatment and then putting rubbish back in your system really! The treatment began with a body scrub. She put two treatments on me, an exfoliating scrub and a serum. I also got a lymphatic massage, which was nice and stimulating but not too intense. She then sprayed me with a tonic, which I expected to be cold, but it was actually ok. It had a nice refreshing smell. Then my skin was ready for the next part of the treatment. The clay bit! She mixed up this great big pudding bowl of clay, and began to apply. The clay is only applied to the legs, bum and tum area. It was not applied directly on to the skin, but instead she put a cool white cloth on me, and applied the clay to that. The advantage of this was the cleaning up after - the clay goes hard, and the cloth can be removed, taking all the clay away, hey presto. the clay was warm when it was applied, which is always nice. Phew, are you still following all this? Now some electronic pads were placed on my legs, tum. This experience was kind of like those slendertone pads that you see. She then switched on the machine, after telling me what the sensation would be like. The sensation began as a pins and needle type sensation, and as she turned up the intensity, it felt like more intense, and deeper into the skin. It went in waves, with a couple of seconds break after each 'zapping'! Once she had set the level of intensity that I was confortable with, she then proceeded to give me a scalp and face massage, and also massaged my hands and feet. The massage lasted for fifteen minutes, and then she left me for a further fifteen minutes, to finish the 'zap' treatment. Once that was finished she removed all the pads, and then simply removed all the clay and smoothed in another moisturiser. your skin is left perfectly clean, although it feels a little bit sticky, but there was no need to shower at the end o f it. After the treatment, my skin felt a lot firmer, my skirt felt a little looser, and I had a general feeling of wellbeing, and felt a lot less sluggish. She advised me on some products, which I could apply at home in the morning and evening, to continue to get the benefits. She recommended a course of five treatments, and sucker that I am, I booked another one for two weeks time! I doubt very much whether this is a miracle cure for cellulite, but as a treatment in itself I enjoyed it, and I did not think it was too expensive compared to some, particularly given the different parts that make up the whole treatment. It also does encourage you to think about what you are eating and drinking, so that you maintain that generaly feeling of wellbeing.
It is nothing more than ordinary fat (adipose tissue), but the word cellulite is widely used among women which describe the fat that is unevenly distributed under the skin, giving a dimpled and pitted appearance on the hips, thighs and bum. Oestrogen, the female hormone, breaks down collagen which when destroyed leads to what is more commonly known as cellulite. I am not about to suggest a revolutionary new cure as to how to get rid of this ever growing concern, because as far as I know there is no cure, but in my opinion the pills and creams only offer temporary help. The same goes for those roller devices which are used by rolling over the skin in order to break up the fibrous nodules of fat and eventually giving the skin a smoother appearance. There are several reasons as to the cause of cellulite, bad diet being one of them. Toxins are the worst and can be found in alcohol, caffeine and fried food. The most obvious being the lack of exercise, which could lead to bad blood circulation. If the levels of hormones, progesterone and oestrogen, change significantly this will in turn alter the amount of fat that the body stores or releases. Oestrogen for example weakens the walls (septae) of the fat chambers which makes it harder for the chamber to hold on to the fat thus allowing it to move upwards to just below the skin giving the orange peel look. Fat is soft tissue and so does not keep the skin taught like muscle does. This is one reason as to why most men do not get cellulite, a greater muscle mass helps limit the number of fat chambers (fat lobules) but also the male lobules are formed differently. My interest in body health goes way on back to when I was eleven, this was when I found my first ever 'Guru', in a magazine and he was Charles Atlas, you must of heard of him. He was the puny guy that got sand kicked in his face, which ended up being Mr Universe. I had to be like him, I had to have everything that was to do with health and fitness. Gymnastics, Rugby, Weightlifting and any other sport I could get involved in was my way of life. It is about 90% of females that suffer from cellulite, although some men do suffer as well. You will also notice that the more slender a woman is then the less obvious cellulite will be, the heavier you become, then the more those fibrous tissue pockets will fill up. It also gets more visible the older they get, for every ten years of life a woman will lose about 5-10 pounds (2.5- 5.0kg) of muscle and will gain approximately 15-25 pounds (7.5-12.5kg) of fat. You can prevent or even reduce cellulite in a number of different ways, though combining all these methods would give a faster and better result. Diet is one of the main areas to address, reduce the intake of fried food, saturated fats and sugar. Carbohydrate intake should also be reduced; water intake will need to be increased to help the body flush away unwanted fat and toxins. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices help to cleanse and detoxify the body. A regular fitness program would go a long way in helping to improve blood circulation, it would help the body rid itself of unused fat supplies and it burns up calories. In other words the more weight training you do the more the muscle will grow and the smoother the fat will lie. The more aerobic exercise you do, the fatter you burn up, then the more taught and toned the skin will then look. There are also plenty of skin treatments on the market like exfoliation scrubs, toning and sculpting creams, body oils, massager and liposuction. Thanks go to my wife for helping me understand.