How Topical Fat Burners Work
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, designed to protect against external harm, regulate body heat, and manage nutrient levels and water loss. It's composed of 3 layers:
- The epidermis, the outermost layer, provides a waterproof barrier and creates skin tone.
- The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
- The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue.
For a topical product to work, it not only has to penetrate the skin but gets absorbed too.* Skin Penetration represents the amount of a topically applied ingredient between your skin's top and bottom layers. During penetration, the body does not yet absorb the ingredient, and it cannot affect the body systems.*
Skin Absorption occurs when the topically applied ingredient penetrates the skin barrier.* The active ingredients in SteelFit® topicals are permeable, meaning they both penetrate and are absorbed by skin cells where they are processed and circulated.*
When you apply the products, that heat and tingle are the active ingredients increasing energy to the topical area, allowing the ingredients to absorb more efficiently and sending signals to that area, hence spot reduction.*
How to Apply Topical Fat Burners
Before applying the topical cream or lotion to a large area (such as the hips or glutes), it is suggested that you apply a small amount to a small area of skin first to ensure you do not have any reactions to the product.*
The optimal time to apply topical fat burners would be after cleaning the skin thoroughly (e.g., after a shower or bath). At this time, the pores of your skin are open, and the cream/lotion can more readily pass through the layers of your skin and exert its effects.*
FYI, clean-shaven skin facilitates better application and absorption of topical fat-burning creams and lotions.
When applying, follow the directions on the packaging and apply only to the areas outlined on the product. Do not apply to regions of the body not listed on the product, and do not ingest the cream or lotion.*
Who Can Use Topical Fat Burning Creams?
Before using any dietary supplement (including topical fat burners), it is best to consult your physician to ensure no known interactions with any medications you may be taking.
With that being said, topical fat burners are an excellent option for individuals looking to spot reduce fat from their:
- Love Handles
- Lower Back
Topical fat burners are incredibly convenient and easy to use. They dry quickly and require no messy clean-up.
They are also an excellent option for individuals looking for a weight loss supplement but would prefer not to intake any additional stimulants. Topical fat burners can usually be stacked with other dietary supplements you may already use, such as pre-workout, protein powder, creatine, collagen, or amino acid supplements.