Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cellulite Analysis and Diagnosis

Cellulite is easily detected because of its unusually distinct characteristics. The most frequently used descriptive phrase when describing soft cellulite is that the skin in the afflicted area resembles either the rippled texture of an orange peel or the lumpy texture of cottage cheese.  Certainly, neither of these conditions are attractive nor are they normal.

Analysis and Diagnosis

Cellulite Pinch TestIf you suspect that you have cellulite, you can diagnose it yourself; easily and quickly.  Go to a well-lighted area, preferably with a large mirror.  Using the thumb and forefinger of either one or both hands, press or squeeze the flesh in one or more of the susceptible areas of your body.  The pressure you apply to this area may cause a slightly painful sensation; a feeling not present in non-cellulite areas.

Another revealing cellulite test that you can use is to stand on your tiptoes in front of a mirror and look at the entire front thigh area.  If you have a solid cellulite problem, your legs may appear firm and trim.  A closer inspection reveals a dimpled, unsmooth quality beneath the surface.  When heavy pressure is applied to this area with the pads of the fingers or your palms you may feel hard, fatty deposits just below the surface of the skin. Continue reading

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It Works Ultimate Body Applicator

So, if you’re wondering about the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator and what exactly is in this body wrap, it’s a good question.  And, is naturally followed up with an equally good question: How do these body wraps work?

The Ultimate Body Applicator is a body contouring cream-infused wrap that can be placed anywhere you want to get firmer (such as the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, or buttocks).  Although you will only wear it for 45 minutes or a bit more, the Ultimate Body Applicator continues to tighten and tone for 72 hours.

How in the world does it do that?

The botanically-based formula in the wrap targets and detoxifies fat cells. That means they move to the liver where, boosted by drinking plenty of water, they are eliminated.  You’ve heard of those detox cleanses where people drink nothing but juice or cayenne water for days, right?  Well, those cleanse you and your colon from the inside. The Ultimate Body Applicator cleanses from the outside in, targeting your adipose cells, AKA your fat cells.

Fat StatueHere’s a little Fat 101.  When we are born, we are born with a certain number of fat cells.  Scientists once believed we could only grow new fat cells during certain stages of life, such as during the first year and throughout puberty.  But, now it seems that we can create them as adults, too.  So, if you’ve gained a lot of weight as an adult, you may have added to your store of fat cells. Continue reading