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There’s nothing we wouldn’t do and no amount of money we wouldn’t spend to get rid of cellulite – that lumpy, dimpled cottage cheese skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen.

No one knows exactly what causes cellulite, but it is thought to involve fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle with fat in-between. Fat cells accumulate and push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down, creating the dimpling effect a.k.a cellulite.

Cellulite has nothing to do with weight or weight gain as many thin people also develop this vexing skin condition. More women develop cellulite than men, and it is also more common with advancing age when the skin loses elasticity.

There are many lasers and devices on the market that come with high price tags and can produce reliable results, but ZO Skin Health’s new Oraser® Cellulite Control Body Smoothing Creme may do the trick – without the expense and downtime associated with energy-based anti-cellulite treatments.

The key ingredients: plankton extract, saccharide isomerate, caffeine, coenzyme A, carnitine, carrageenan extract and phosphatidylcholine, all work synergistically to improve the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of cellulite. In addition to smoothing skin, the crème also helps improve microcirculation, reduce skin contour, encourage the production of collagen for firmer skin and restores hydration to support a healthy skin barrier function.

Dr. Zein Obagi recommends using the crème twice daily, morning and night on clean, dry skin. Apply it liberally to any part of the body with cellulite, especially the hips, thighs, and buttocks, as well as the surrounding areas, he says. Oraser® Cellulite Control Body Smoothing Creme is available at http://zoskinhealth.com and through physicians and dermatologists worldwide.

In addition to using the crème as directed, exercise may also help break down fat, boost circulation and consequently give your skin a smoother appearance.

Massage – especially deep-tissue massage – can also improve the appearance of cellulite. Weight loss, however, is a double-edged sword. If you are overweight, losing weight may reduce the amount of visible cellulite, but for some people, weight loss can cause loose skin, which can make cellulite even more noticeable.

If you are concerned about the appearance of cellulite, see your dermatologist or ZO skin care professional to find out what products or procedures may help. To locate a ZO skincare specialist near you, visit https://zoskinhealth.com/zo-near-you.

Go To The Gym to Workout Your Skin

People usually workout with a very specific goal in mind: to chisel their abs, drop 15 pounds by the reunion, or just firm up for bikini season. But, when was the last time you heard someone say they were heading to the gym to clear up their acne or improve their wrinkles?

Most people don’t realize that working out benefits your skin just as much as your body.

As a board-certified dermatologist and the creator of ZO Skin Health, Dr. Obagi formulates anti-aging products with potent ingredients that combat wrinkles and fine lines. But the battle doesn’t stop there. He tells his patients all the time that products and procedures do most of the work; the rest is up to them.

You’ve probably noticed that many anti-aging products claim to boost collagen—that stuff youthful skin has a lot of and aging skin doesn’t. But guess what else boosts collagen? Yep, exercise.

A great cardio workout kicks your blood flow into motion. When that happens, your skin cells get a healthy delivery of oxygen and nutrients—the picture-perfect setting for natural collagen production. And how does that benefit your skin? You’ll see fewer dry patches, firmer skin, and fewer wrinkles.

For those who are acne-prone, the reasons to workout are even more attractive. Regular exercise improves blood circulation, which makes it easier for your pores to get rid of the toxins in your body that can lead to blemishes.

On top of this, stress levels drop. It’s no coincidence that pimples show up when they’re least welcome—right before big events. You’ve likely had a lot of headache-inducing planning prior to such events, which brings on a mountain of stress. Exercise balances out the hormones that go into overdrive when stress revs up. It may not produce an immediate difference in skin, but you’ll definitely take note of the absent flare-ups during your next big event.

It doesn’t stop here. Cellulite can improve, the elasticity in your face can bounce back, and a nice rosy glow often results from regular workouts, too. So, the next time someone asks what you’re trying to accomplish at the gym, tell them you’re toning and tightening—your skin.