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Cellulite Solution’s 5 Best Sun Protection Tips

Don’t Let Fear of the Summer Sun Keep You in the Dark! 

Everyone craves that beautiful summer glow that the increased sun brings. But achieving that summer skin can be so harmful to your body that just one bad sunburn can cause melanoma and other skin cancers years after it happens.

The sun’s rays are made up of UVA and UVB rays. Some sunscreens do not protect against both types of rays so it is important to know the difference between the two.

Ultraviolet A (UVA): Radiation from the sun that is able to pass through glass and may cause premature aging or wrinkling of the skin. UVA is also shown to play a role in basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and other skin cancers.

Ultraviolet B (UVB): Radiation the is more closely linked with the development of skin cancer and melanoma. UVB rays cause sunburn and cannot penetrate through windows or other filters between the sun and your body.

Northern VA’s top cellulite specialist, Cellulite Solutions, has put together this list of tips for you to follow in order to enjoy the summer weather while protecting the most important organ: your skin. These tips are most important during the summer when the UV index skyrockets, but they should be followed all year round in order to best protect against burns, cancer, and other harmful affects to your skin.

Protect your skin against UVA and UVB radiation

Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Make sure it is water resistant and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Other types of sunscreen may help prevent sunburn, but they will not protect against skin cancer. Don’t forget to go over your lips with a spa chapstick as well!

Limit sun exposure

Limit sun exposure between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, when the sun’s rays are the most intense. Make sure you are practicing the shadow rule: if your shadow is shorter than you, you should find shade.

Apply sunscreen

Apply at least 1 ounce of sunscreen to your entire body about 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors. One ounce is enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass. Reapply every 2 hours or every hour if you are swimming or sweating.

Protect your eyes from the sun

Protect your eyes! Wear sunglasses with 99% to 100% UV absorption. They will provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.

Look out for water, sand and snow

Be careful around water, sand, (and snow during the winter) . These surfaces reflect the damaging rays of the sun, increasing your risk of getting sunburned.

Protect your skin with Northern VA’s best cellulite specialist

These simple rules will help you protect and perfect that summer glow safely. Cellulite Solutions promotes a healthy alternative to sun lamps, and tanning beds or salons through use of cremes and lotions that moisturize and tint the skin without harmful exposure to the sun’s rays.


From: www.cancer.net

Cellulite Solutions Dispels the Myths and the Truths about Cellulite- Part Two


The Ugly Truth About Cellulite… But There Is Hope!

We have heard it all, the special and expensive remedies for removing cellulite. So, Cellulite Solution is sharing the second part of this two part series the facts and fiction of Cellulite; the good, the bad and the ugly.

Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite

Fact. But it won’t cure it.

Regular exercise can help reduce or prevent cellulite’s appearance in your skin. Exercising, especially yoga and other long stretches and strength building exercises help keep the connective fibers under your skin from getting weak, helping prevent the cellulite’s ability to form.

Cardio is best for reducing the jiggle

Myth, Time to pick things up and put them down.

Running and cardio are great for burning fat and keeping off weight, but to smooth out those dimples in your skin you need to strength train. South Shore YMCA researchers in Quincy, MA found that adults who did three 30 minute aerobic workouts a week for 8 weeks lost four pounds and gained no muscle. However, when that 30 minutes was split in half and the other 15 minutes were dedicated to strength training 3 times per week, adults lost 10 pounds of fat and gained 2 pounds of pure muscle! Plus their overall body composition was much improved.

Skin Fillers can even out dimply skin

Fact, …well, temporarily.

Injectable dermal fillers like Radiuses and Restylane work great for plumping up sagging facial muscles, and for the most part they work on other cellulite plagued areas of the skin. The procedure can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per leg, and the results only last for a few months.

Certain foods can help reduce cellulite

Fact, Stay hydrated!

Eating a well balanced diet is important for more than just your cellulite problems. Plant-heavy diets will help reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight. Make sure to include plants with high water content and drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your connective tissue strong and supple. Cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers are all more than 90% water and taste wonderful as a side dish.

Non Invasive procedures work for cellulite

Fact, Lasers are a magical thing.

Radio-frequency, lasers and massaging techniques have been used for years to cut down the appearance of cellulite. But like skin fillers, the results aren’t permanent. VelaShape III treatments require 10 to 15 sessions to significantly improve appearance and is on the cheaper side of non-invasive procedures!

Only a dermatologist should perform cellulite treatments

Myth, Cellulite Solutions is here to help.

A dermatologist is a great place to start for getting a full assessment of your body and skin and the way it reacts to treatments. But, cellulite is not a medical condition and does not require a medical professional to be treated. Mede-Spas like Cellulite Solutions can perform Endermologie, VelaShape III and other non-invasive procedures to give you the skin you deserve.

Clothing can make an impact on your cellulite

Myth, It’s just a marketing gimmick!

Compression style clothing is great for reducing thigh jiggle while you exercise but it is only temporary. You are unlikely to see a real difference when you take the clothes off post work out. The opposite might actually be true, if you wear clothing that cuts off circulation it can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.

Smoking can affect cellulite

Fact, Cut out the stinkies.

Cigarettes and cigar smoke is shown to reduce blood flow and weaker the formation of collagen. Smoking is also terrible for your health and can cause premature wrinkles, aging and leave skin dry while contributing to stretch marks and discoloration. Not to mention it is linked to different cancers including lung and mouth.

No permanent solution for cellulite

Fact, Well, for now.

Scientists seem to be getting better and better at finding long lasting solutions to treating troubled skin. The most promising procedure so far is a surgery called Cellulaze, which was approved by the FDA in 2012 in which an optic laser melts fat, breaks up fibrous tissue and enhances the growth of new collagen all through a pin sized hole in the skin. You might be a little sore after the surgery but the recovery time is very fast. The treatment starts at $3,500 per leg but the results last for at least a year or two!

Cellulite Solutions Dispels The Myths And The Truths About Cellulite? Part One


The Ugly Truth About Cellulite… But There Is Hope!


We have heard it all, the special and expensive remedies for removing cellulite. So, Cellulite Solution is sharing in this two part series the fact and fiction of Cellulite; the good, the bad and the ugly.


Skin-firming creams can cure cellulite

Myth. Sorry, no magic bullets.

Despite what you might read on their labels, no topical creams—prescription or over-the-counter—have been shown to permanently reduce the appearance of cellulite. Studies have found, however, that products containing retinoids (labeled as retinol over-the-counter) may provide some temporary effects by creating a thicker skin cover that can help camouflage.  There is limited evidence that creams or scrubs with stimulant ingredients, like caffeine , ginger and even green or black tea, may also help by improving circulation and breaking down fat-cell stores, but they are less proven.

However Velashape lll is proven by the FDA to diminish the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin.  That’s a fact!


Liposuction will make your legs (or arms, or tummy) look better

Myth, That is why Velashape lll is a great companion procedure for Liposuction, including creating tighter skin.

If cellulite is your problem, liposuction should not be your solution. In fact, the cosmetic procedure could even make fat distribution more uneven, making its outward appearance even worse.  Another vacuum-like (but non-surgical) procedure, however, known as Endermologie,has been shown to help: During Endermologie, a technician runs a suctioning device surrounded by rollers over a patient’s skin, pulling and squeezing trouble spots for about 30 minutes. Results are visible after about 10 visits (two per week),which can cost between $80 and $150 each.


Cellulite is caused by toxins in your body

Myth, Toxins, smoxins!

You may find or have cellulite products that claim to remove impurities and toxins from the body, but truth is there are no toxins causing your cellulite.  Rather, cellulite occurs when underlying fat deposits begin to push through layers of collagen fibers, or connective tissue, under the skin (often in the buttocks and thigh areas, but also on arms, stomachs, and other areas as well). Connective tissue can be weakened by hormones, lack of exercise and muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation, but the condition is not caused by “toxins.”


Women get more cellulite than men

Fact, Sorry, it’s true.

Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs. We also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. “If you think of a scaffolding outside a building that has those X crosses on them, that is sort of what men’s fat chambers have,” It is estimated, however, that about 10% of men suffer from cellulite, as well.


Cellulite gets worse with age

Fact, Getting older not better?

Hormones also seem to play a role in the appearance of cellulite: as we get older our bodies produce less estrogen—a hormone that helps keep blood vessels flowing smoothly. Less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.


Cellulite may be in your genes

Fact, A gift from your mother.

It’s true that cellulite runs in families; if your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you have a better chance of also developing it. But, consider that most women will develop cellulite in their lifetimes. If you’re not one of the lucky ones with smooth-skinned relatives, take heart: Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite puzzle; factors like diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.


Cellulite only happens to out-of-shape people

Myth, Skinny people beware!

Being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable; the more fat you have underneath your skin, the more it’s likely to put stress on your connective tissue and bulge out of its weak spots. But cellulite also happens to women of all shapes and sizes. Even Victoria’s Secret models suffer from it sometimes. They’re very lean, they work out and eat well, they do everything right but they still have cellulite.