Metropolitan legends about cellulite
Also known as the ‘orange peel’, cellulite is something no one wants to have, most people run into this issue. Then, it has become one of the nightmares for many people, especially women as it decreases their self-confidence while simultaneously heightening their self-consciousness. However, minimizing the appearance of it to looking barely noticeable is totally feasible and we will break it down to you the reason why!
A Quick overview
Cellulite affects approximately 85-98% of all women over the age of 20, and as this is a multifactorial condition rather than a medical issue, it is crucial to remind ourselves of the fact that the appearance of cellulite is heavily reliant on genetic factors. As a result, we can’t blame ourselves for our habits or lifestyle. The reason why this skin condition is mostly seen in women is that while men store visceral fat that coats in the internal organs, women develop subcutaneous fat located under the skin. This type of fat throughout time tend to increase their size within the cells and become more visible through the skin.
Nevertheless, the point that has often been overlooked is that this type of fat which is stored in your thighs plays an important part in maintaining a healthy pregnancy and nursing as fat deposits provide sustainable energy for breastfeeding, for instance.
Instead of being so hard on ourselves, we should actually be congratulating our bodies!
Cellulite: the truth and myths
- As mentioned above, genetics plays an important role in determining the condition of your cellulite. If your grandmother or mother has orange peel skin, you are more likely to have it, too.
- Just simply as being a woman, because not only do women tend to store more fat than men especially in the hips and thighs, but our estrogen levels are also a contributing factor to the quick development of cellulite.
- Cellulite does not depend on your weight. Even if you are thin, you can still have this skin condition.
- Aging can make cellulite appear to be more visible following the decreasing skin elasticity the older we get.
- Even staying active involving high-intensity movements can increase the chances of developing cellulite, though there is no guarantee that you will not get them if do not stay active.
- Consumption of food containing excessive fat, carbohydrates, salt, with little fiber may be more susceptible to cellulite. In addition, this skin condition is also more commonly seen in smokers, as well as those who have to sit or stand in one position for a long period of time i.e. office workers.
What are the solutions to cellulite?
While you cannot stop cellulite from developing, here are our advice on how to reduce your chances of getting more of it as well as enhancing the skin texture. This may sound obvious but it is just as simple as that with:
Exercise: although exercising does not make this skin condition disappear completely, it certainly can burn fat and develop muscles while helping you get in better shape.
A healthy diet: if you have a healthy diet, you will not consume and store more fat which causes more noticeable cellulite.
Body treatment: last but not least, non-invasive treatments that are capable of sculpting your body by removing the cheeky fatty deposits.
The Endosphères Compressive Microvibration Technique, the non-surgical therapy that uses five synergistic actions. It reduces and improves circulation, soothing the tissues of the problematic areas.
If you put all these tips into practice and stay consistent, you’ll be successful!