Cellulite affects nearly 90% of women at some point during their lives, and believe it or not this also includes slim gym bunnies and those who eat clean and drink lots of water.


Myth #1

Cellulite is caused by Toxins in the body !


Cellulite is not caused by toxins in the body but underlying fat that pushes through the collagen layers under the skin. Lack of exercise, muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation all assist in the production of cellulite. The condition is therefore is not caused by “toxins.”


Fact #1

Women get more cellulite than men!

Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs. Due to the fact women have less connective tissue that acts as a support in the body the fat tends to show through. Imagine women have the appearance of a picket fence, whereas in men it looks more liked a cross-linked fence. So you can see the cross-linked structure is much stronger.

 Myth #2

Cellulite ONLY happens to over weight people

Being overweight certainly makes the appearance of cellulite more noticeable as there are a lot more fat cells. However, this is not why cellulite exists in over weight people. Remember Victoria Secrets Models have cellulite.

 Fact #2

Cellulite gets worse with age

As women age they produce less Estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that helps blood flow. Less Estogen causes bad circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.


Myth #3

Cardio is best for reducing all-over jiggle

 Although Cardio can help keep weight off, to really smooth out your skin, you’ve got to strength train.

 Fact #3

Cellulite may be in your genes

Cellulite definitely runs in the family; if your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you have a better chance of also developing it. Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite problem; factors like bad diet, lack of exercise, and not maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.

 Myth #4

Only a dermatologist should perform cellulite treatments

 Cellulite is not a medical condition, so a medical professional is not required to treat it. Technicians that perform treatments such as Endermologie and Radio Frequency who have received proper training can help reduce cellulite


Fact #4

Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite

Regular exercise cannot cure cellulite, however, it can prevent or reduce appearance. Stretching and strengthening areas can help. Firming and toning those muscles will in turn tighten the skin, giving the illusion that cellulite is less noticeable

Fact #5

Non-invasive procedures for cellulite really do work

Radio-frequency, and Endermology techniques have been used for several years to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Some (like TriActiv and VelaSmooth laser treatments) require 10 to 15 sessions to significantly improve appearance, and require monthly maintenance appointments. Others like the radio-frequency treatment and endermology seem to last six months to a year.

Fact #5

Certain foods can help fight cellulite

 Your diet alone can’t determine whether you will or will not get cellulite, but eating a well-balanced diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body. Staying hydrated both by drinking water and by eating plenty of foods with high water content—will also keep your connective tissue strong and supple, and may even help weight loss. Aim to eat more cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers, which (along with many other fruits and veggies) are all more than 90% water.

 Fact #6

Smoking can affect the appearance of cellulite

Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce blood vessel flow and to weaken and disrupt the formation of collagen, allowing for the connective tissue to become stretched and damaged more easily and for underlying fat to show through. Plus, smoking can make you look bad (literally) in lots of other ways, as well: It causes premature aging and wrinkles leave skin and discoloured and can contribute to stretch marks, to name a few.

 Fact #7(for now)

There’s no permanent cellulite solution

This one’s not exactly true or false, but scientists do seem to be getting better and better at finding long-term solutions for treating trouble spots.