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“Hail damage,” “cottage cheese” or whatever god-awful term you wish to describe it, we all hate cellulite and would try just about anything to get rid of it. Well, in her infinite wisdom, Kim Kardashian has weighed in on the secret to avoiding cellulite.

Kim’s Kure for Cellulite

Any modern girl knows that today’s most preeminent wisdom and scientifically-sound advice can be found on SnapChat, particularly if you’re following anyone with initials K.K. Well, Kim recently told her SnapChat audience that she keeps cellulite at bay by applying a combination of body lotion and body oil to her body before working out. She claims that “someone” (undoubtedly a fellow member of Mensa) told her that doing this will give you firm skin and eliminate wrinkles.

The Problem with Kim’s Advice

Sure, there are aesthetic, anti-aging benefits to body lotions and body oils, particularly those that contain powerful ingredients such as retinol. However, slathering on oil before working out will likely just lead to breakouts. If Kim truly understood why cellulite occurs, she might know that her oil trick simply doesn’t make any sense.

Cellulite is caused tough, fibrous cords of connective tissue that connect and pull the skin to the underlying muscle. As these cords pull down, the fat in the skin pushes up in between the cords and creates a dimply appearance to the skin.

Cellfina™: A Real Solution for Cellulite

Topical products, like the oils Kim touts, can’t address cellulite, but luckily there is an effective treatment.

    Cellfina™ is a minimally-invasive treatment that releases the tight bands of connective tissue that are responsible for skin dimpling cellulite, leaving the skin smoother and younger-looking.  

So, if you’re looking for a real solution for cellulite, get off of SnapChat and visit a plastic surgeon who specializes in Cellfina™.