How to Get Rid of Cellulite in Your Quadriceps

By Danielle Hamill

For many people, cellulite is an embarrassing condition that makes them feel fat and prevents them from wearing clothing that might show off the problem area. Cellulite usually begins to develop around puberty, and it can affect even thin and underweight individuals. Though it seems counterintuitive, this is possible because everyone has some amount of fat on their bodies, and cellulite is the appearance of fat deposits just under the surface of the skin. Hormones, genetics, lifestyle, diet and even clothing can have an effect on the appearance of cellulite. Though it is an unsightly condition, it does not have to be a permanent condition. If you have cellulite, particularly on your quadriceps, it is possible to get rid of it.

Exercise. The best way to get rid of cellulite on your quadriceps is to begin a regular exercise regiment that focuses not only on your quads, but your entire leg. This helps to strengthen all of the tissues in your legs, and when the tissues are stronger, they work harder to prevent the bulges that form into cellulite.

Drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated.

Drink lots of water, at least 64 oz. each day. This helps to rid your body of unwanted toxins, which in turn helps to break up and prevent cellulite.

Wearing too-tight clothes can restrict proper blood flow.

Increase blood circulation. Wear clothing that isn't too tight, and get up and move your body every half an hour or so. A five minute walk around your home or office while rolling your shoulders and head is a great way to ensure your blood is flowing evenly throughout your body.

Creams meant to decrease cellulite helps to tighten the skin.

Massage the area. Applying a skin-tightening cream while massaging your quadriceps will help to break up the fat tissue, and decrease the appearance of cellulite.


About the Author

Danielle Hamill began writing in 2007 for website developer Interactive Internet Website, Inc. She has contributed to websites such as Family Travel Guides and Caribbean Guide. Hamill holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida State University.

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