Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It’s most common in adolescent and adult women. Cellulite has become hugely over-dramatised within the media, especially amongst young women, it can be viewed as ‘fat’ and ‘unhealthy.
However, the truth is …
1. Cellulite is NOT fat
Cellulite is caused by fat being divided into tiny pockets in the skin which creates the dimples and bumps that we see. Most importantly, it has been stated that between 80 to 90% of women will most likely experience cellulite!
2. Cellulite will not disappear if you lose weight
Unfortunately, cellulite will not go away, even when you lose weight. Professional trainers and even the leanest of people accept cellulite as part of life as a woman. Exercise and/or weight loss will not get rid of cellulite, because ageing will happen no matter what, but it can reduce its appearance.
3. Cellulite can be inherited
Furthermore, cellulite can also be inherited through your genes. If your mother and grandmother has it, it’s very likely that you will too. However, cellulite is not solely down to your genes, it can also be affected by diet and lifestyle.
4. Women get cellulite more than men
We know, it’s so unfair right? Women tend to have cellulite more than men as they have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. If you think of a scaffolding outside a building that has those X crosses on them, that is sort of what men’s fat chambers have which prevents cellulite – it’s all in the genes.
5. There are ways to help!
Consequently, there are cures that can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Exercise is one of the most successful methods in reducing cellulite. Cellulite occurs when connective fibres underneath the skin become weak or lose their elasticity, but stretching and strengthening those areas can help.
Sunscreen is a simple yet effective form of prevention as UV rays worsen the appearance of cellulite as it damages collagen which makes it more noticeable.
Another way to reduce the appearance of cellulite can be skincare products. The Anne Semonin Lipoliss Intense Anti Cellulite Gel is a product that can noticeably improve the appearance of cellulite. The advanced formulation reduces the formation of adipocytes (fat cells), inhibits fat synthesis and boosts the elimination of fat and toxins with its draining action. Most noteworthy, it indefinitely improves the ‘orange peel‘ effect that leaves most women feeling conscious.
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So, what is the moral of it all? LOVE YOUR BODY. Cellulite can be reduced in it’s appearance but for now, it can’t fully go away so the best thing you can possibly do is embrace it!