Did you know, no matter your shape or size, cellulite can appear on anyone? Old, young, thin or curvy, everyone is susceptible to cellulite. In fact, it is reported to affect over 80% of women at some point in their life. That lumpy and bumpy “cottage cheese” appearance can be visible on different parts of the body like the thighs, stomach, butt and arms.
Although most women are familiar with the term, many don’t actually know what causes cellulite. It is also widely misunderstood that only overweight people can get cellulite. We explore more about the ins and outs of cellulite, and how you can address your cellulite troubles.
How does cellulite form
Cellulite forms when toxins and excess fluid build-up in the tissue. This causes the unsightly dimpled texture that is synonymous with cellulite. Most women tend to have connective tissue that forms chamber-like structures – this encourages fat to bulge upwards and protrude into the dermis, causing the dimpling appearance.
Certain body areas are especially prone to cellulite as that is where body fat and excess fluid is stored. A quick home test to check whether you have cellulite is to pinch the skin in your upper thigh. If you notice a ‘dimpling’ effect, similar to the surface of an orange, cellulite is present. It’s more noticeable if you are storing excess fat in these areas, but it can occur in those who don’t.
Factors that contribute to cellulite
Cellulite can be hereditary. If you have a history of cellulite in your family, you have a higher chance of developing it at some point in your life.
Cellulite is more common in women than men due to the increased tendency for women to store fat in areas such as the hips and thighs.
As we get older, elasticity in the skin decreases. Changes in estrogen levels during menopause or pregnancy make cellulite appear more prominent.
A sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk of cellulite forming. Eating an unbalanced diet with excessive amounts of carbohydrates, fat and salt as well as smoking can also be contributory factors.
Getting rid of cellulite
It is best to maintain a healthy lifestyle by regular exercises, controlled diet- reduce processed food and sugar. Avoid wearing tight clothing as it affects the oxygen and blood circulation flow causing fluid retention to worsen and lead to the cellulite appearance.
Fortunately, there are treatments like anti cellulite massages to help to increase lymphatic drainage and improve blood circulation in the body, eliminating toxins and fat. Here at Adonis, we offer slimming packages and cellulite treatments to help reduce weight and the appearance of cellulite. Our Thermal Dopa and Tone Up Essence is a non-invasive way to burn body fat – you can feel the difference in just 2 weeks! Check out our affordable facial package promotion as well, available for new customers at $480 for 8 sessions (after 7% GST) only.