Struggling with cellulite? You aren’t alone. While cellulite is a harmless cosmetic condition, it affects almost 90% of women at some point in their lives.
Cellulite presents as dimples in the skin that commonly occurs at your thighs and buttocks. It’s often thought that cellulite only affects people who are overweight and out of shape, but anyone can get it – even if you’re otherwise slender and fit.
As common as cellulite is, there is an incredible number of misconceptions surrounding their what it is, its causes and treatments to get rid of it. So, to prevent yourself from falling victim to all the false information out there, keep reading to learn about some myths and facts about cellulite.
Cellulite is caused by toxin buildup
Some cellulite treatment products may claim to detoxify and remove impurities in your body as a way to get rid of cellulite. However, none of these claims have been proven by science.
Instead, cellulite appears due to a buildup of fat underneath the skin. When these fat deposits push through weakened connective tissue or collagen fibres, they begin to form dimples on the surface of the skin.
Connective tissues may weaken to form cellulite due to hormones, poor circulation, excess fat and lack of exercise, but it certainly isn’t caused by toxins in your body.
Women are more prone to cellulite
Women tend to store more fat in their bodies than men do. We also have less connective tissue to support this fat and keep it in place. Women’s connective tissue are arranged vertically. So, if fat cells push into the layer of tissue, the appearance of cellulite will form.
On the other hand, men’s connective tissues have a criss-cross structure which makes them less prone to developing cellulite on their skin.
Cellulite only happens if you’re overweight
It’s true that being overweight makes the appearance of cellulite more visible. The larger the amount of fat you store under your skin, the more likely it is to push on your connective tissue and project out of its weaker areas.
However, cellulite can happen to women of all shapes and sizes. Even the leanest, fittest models get cellulite as well!
Non-invasive cellulite treatments work
Skin firming creams may not work to improve the appearance of cellulite, but other targeted procedures certainly do.
If the appearance of cellulite on your abdomen, hips and thighs are affecting your self-confidence, give our special Cellu-Bye Therapy a try! Using our signature HomeoPEA, body sculpting wrap and tone up essence, we’ll target one area to break down persistent fat and bring down fluid retention that leads to cellulite!
Similar to aerobic exercise, this treatment strengthens your muscles and firms your skin to reduce its dimply appearance.
Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite
Although regular exercise won’t get rid of cellulite completely, it can help to prevent or lessen its appearance. Cellulite appears when underlying connective tissues are weakened, so strengthening and stretching these areas can improve the condition. Additionally, you’ll also be burning off excess fat around your body!
Toning up your muscles will tighten your skin and create the illusion of your cellulite being less noticeable. You can try out yoga routines that target your glutes and thighs, as well as strength training that builds muscle and boosts circulation.
Now that you’re more knowledgeable on what cellulite is and why it occurs, you can implement some methods to help to prevent or reduce its appearance. Nonetheless, cellulite is an extremely common condition, so you don’t have to be too worried about it.
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