Get Rid of Cellulite at Home with Special Cream Combo, Says Dr. Oz
“Why is it so hard for women to get rid of cellulite?” Dr. Oz asks special guest Heidi Waldorf, MD and dermatologist, during a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show that addresses one of the biggest complaints faced by many women—cellulite.
“Cellulite is a complex problem with multiple causes,” says Dr. Waldorf. “Fat, hormones, genetics, circulation, inflammation—so, there’s no one perfect answer. You have to hit it with a multi-pronged approach to even improve appearance.”
“So what’s your magic formula?’ asks Dr. Oz.
“My cellulite trifecta is: a retinoid, caffeine and antioxidants. If you combine all three, then you are attacking different aspects of the causes of cellulite and you should be able to improve the appearance, even temporarily,” says Dr. Waldorf.
In a demonstration model of cellulite, Dr. Oz explains to viewers that the bumpy, cottage-cheesy appearance of cellulite is partly due to inflammation that is occurring among the skin and fat cells that is causing the cells to rise up and give a bumpy appearance to the body. Using Dr. Waldorf’s suggested trifecta treatment, the antioxidant component targets the inflammation and helps reduce the uneven cell layers.
The caffeine component, Dr. Oz explains, also works directly on cellulite by passing through the skin layers and going to the fat cells where it acts to decrease the size of the fat cells. And finally, the retinoid component actually causes the underlying skin layers to tighten and thereby provides a smoother appearing surface to the top layer of the skin.
Dr. Waldorf states that there is no permanent cure for cellulite, but if you have an event coming up and the cellulite will be visible, that you can find creams in your bathroom or medicine cabinet that will often contain the three anti-cellulite components she says that will improve your appearance temporarily.
“The likelihood is that you are going to find something you already have that has antioxidants in it, caffeine or retinoids,” says Dr. Waldorf.
She states that many lotions for the face and body contain antioxidants in them. That caffeine is typically found in eye de-puffing agents, and that retinoids are often present in your teen’s acne medication and in anti-aging creams.
“So, put them all on together—don’t spend a lot on it,” says Dr. Waldorf.
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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show—“Get Rid of Cellulite”