How to Get Rid of Cellulite on the Upper Thighs

by Holly Thompson

Cellulite is most common on the thighs and with a little patience can be reduced.

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According to Managecellulite.com, almost 90 percent of women suffer from cellulite at some point in their lives. Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of your skin that looks a bit like orange peel. It is caused by uneven fat deposits under the top layer of your skin and it is most commonly found on the tops of women's thighs. Unfortunately, there isn't a quick fix for getting rid of cellulite, but by following these steps you can dramatically reduce its appearance.

Items you will need

  • Body brush
  • Anti-cellulite cream
Step 1

Eat more healthily. Cellulite is caused by fat deposits, so the easiest way to zap it is to change your diet and lose weight. Keep away from junk foods filled with saturated fat, which will just clog up your body. Instead, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats and drink plenty of water.

Step 2

Exercise. Getting rid of your overall body fat will help get rid of the fat deposits that cause cellulite. Try to get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times each week and combine this with doing regular squats to really tackle the tops of your thighs. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees, pushing your bottom outwards. Stay with your knees bent for two seconds, then slowly straighten your legs again, clenching your bottom as you get back up. Do three sets of 15 repetitions every day.

Step 3

Body brush. Regular body brushing helps boost circulation, break down fat deposits and helps eliminate toxins from the body. Before you shower each morning, dry brush your body with a body brush, using sweeping circular motions towards the direction of your heart. If you keep this up every day, you should notice your cellulite is less visible in a few weeks.

Step 4

Apply an anticellulite cream after you shower each day. Look for creams that contain caffeine, Retinol, and Ginko Biloba extract. Really massage the cream into the body, using circular sweeping motions.

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About the Author

Based just outside London, Holly Thompson has been writing news and features since 2008. She reported for the award-winning "Surrey Mirror" for two years during which she sourced stories for "The Sun." Thompson was the winner of the Sheffield Star prize for outstanding writing in 2008. She holds a first-class Bachelor of Arts in journalism studies from the University of Sheffield.