Cellulite Facts and Myths

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Cellulite Facts and Myths

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Facts

Women get more cellulite than men

Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs and also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. Men’s fat chambers are very much like scaffolding.  Imagine the scaffolding that has the X crosses on them that’s what men have.  More support.  Hence us women have less support which creates sagging.

Cellulite gets worse with age

When we get older our bodies produce less estrogen.  Estrogen is the hormone that helps keep the blood flowing smoothly.  Less of this hormone means poorer circulation and a decrease in new collagen.

Cellulite may be in your genes

Cellulite is hereditary  and can be passed down from your mother and grandmother. Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite puzzle; factors like diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.

Non-invasive procedures for cellulite really do work

Radio-frequency, and massage techniques have been used for several years to reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Results  are not permanent, but they are extremely effective in  reducing the appearance of cellulite  They will work better than any over the counter cream, and can be very affordable.

Certain foods can help fight cellulite

Eating  a well-balanced, plant-heavy diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight.  Drinking lots of water each day and eating foods with a high water content keep hydration at bay.  Aim to eat more cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers, which (along with many other fruits and veggies) are all more than 90% water.

Smoking can affect the appearance of cellulite

Smoking 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.

Myths

Cellulite is caused by toxins in your body

Cellulite happens when fat deposits push through layers of fibres, or connective tissue under the skin, and not by the build up of any toxins.

Cellulite only happens to out-of-shape people

Being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable; the more fat you have underneath your skin, the more it’s likely to put stress on your connective tissue and bulge out of its weak spots. But cellulite also happens to women that are very lean who train and eat well.

Cardio is best for reducing all-over jiggle

Cardio is great for helping keep weight off , but to really to smooth skin you need to strength train.  But to really smooth out your skin, you’ve got to strength train.

Skin-firming creams can cure cellulite

Despite what you might read on their labels, no topical creams, prescription or over-the-counter cream have been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite.  There is very little  evidence that creams or scrubs with stimulating ingredients, like caffeine, ginger and green or black tea, may also help by improving circulation and breaking down fat-cell stores, but they are less proven.

Only a dermatologist should perform cellulite treatments

Cellulite is not a medical condition, and so a medical professional is not required to treat it.  Cellulite can be treated with endermologie, accoustic wave therapy and non-invasive laser procedures.

2019-03-04T16:44:28+00:00

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