Hemorrhoid creams work to reduce inflammation. According to MayoClinic.com, a hemorrhoid is a swollen and inflamed vein located near the rectum or anus. When you apply the cream, the ingredients work to relieve the swelling and reduce the vein. Although clinical studies do not support the use of hemorrhoid creams for other reasons, this over-the-counter product has been associated with reducing puffy eyes, blemishes and may help make wrinkles less noticeable. There is no evidence to prove that applying hemorrhoid cream to the skin surface will relieve cellulite. As a stop-gap measure for a special evening or temporary solution, the cream may tighten skin and give areas riddled with pitting a smoother appearance.
Get dressed in your outfit for the special evening and stand in front of a mirror. Take note of areas that show enhanced cellulite with your clothes on. The effectiveness of hemorrhoid cream will be short lived, so be selective. Only concentrate on areas that are pronounced and easily seen.
Remove your clothing and get ready as usual. Wait to apply the cream until just before dressing. Try to get as much done prior to putting on your outfit as possible.
Dispense the cream onto your fingertips and massage the skin on the selected areas before you dress. Use just enough to cover the skin surface. For example, if you wish to reduce the pitting in your thighs, apply the cream directly over the areas with obvious cellulite.
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- Hemorrhoid cream will not get rid of cellulite permanently. This is a procedure you should save for special occasions when you want to look your best. Using the cream daily over large portions of skin may affect your blood pressure or cause other problems. Use the cream sparingly.
- Preparation H recommends talking to your doctor before using their product if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes or an enlarged prostrate. Do not use hemorrhoid cream if you take medication for high blood pressure or depression. If you develop a rash or irritation, discontinue use. This might indicate an allergic reaction.
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.