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Did you know this about cellulite?

Cellulitis causes many women to feel sorry. It seems to be everywhere - in the thighs, stomach and buttocks.

Cellulite makes the skin look unpleasant, and of course it would be great to get rid of it as effectively as possible. There have been many ways of fighting against cellulite, such as creams, massage and laser therapy. However, many of these tricks are not working.

We have produced a comprehensive guide about cellulite. Read, then you know what works and what are just a waste of money.

Signs and causes of cellulite

Cellulite is a completely cosmetic problem, ie it is not a disease or a state of health. Cellulite may look like lumps and bumps on the skin or resemble orange peel. It may only appear when the skin is stretched. However, in some people cellulite can be very striking.

Cellulite is common in the thighs and buttocks, but it can also be formed on the stomach, upper arm and breast.

Cellulite is formed by fat deposits that are in contact with hard collagen fibers. When these fibers retract or the fat ranges expanding, the fat deposits may become bulging. Cellulite is much more common in women than in men.

Risk factors

You CANNOT influence these risk factors:

Your fate is sealed if your mother has cellulite, because genes play a role in its formation. In addition, white women are more likely to have cellulite than Asian women. Other risk factors include pregnancy-induced hormonal changes and aging.

You CAN influence these risk factors:

Although cellulite can not be completely prevented, you can influence its appearance in your lifestyle. Factors worsening cellulite include:

  • Yo-yo-dieting
  • Excess carbohydrate diet
  • Increasing body fat
  • Immobility
  • Dehydration

Myths about cellulite

Myth: Getting a tan to hide cellulite

Tanned skin may make the cellulite less clear, but when the tanning fades, it may look worse. This is because regular exposure to UV rays can damage the skin by thinning it and making it less flexible.

Myth: Skinny people do not have cellulite

Cellulite is in contact with the skin's internal structures, so slim women are also likely to have some cellulite. In people with thin skin, cellulite appears more clearly.

Some treatments

Weight loss

Because cellulite is due to fat gain, it is logical to think of dieting helps. In fact, according to a small, 2006 study, the appearance of cellulite improved in women who manage to drop their weight by an average of 30 pounds. However, in some women, weight loss only aggravated the cellulite problem, especially if the skin remained loose after weight loss.

Retinol cream

One study found that by applying 0.3% retinol cream to the cellulite region for six months, cellulite became less visible. According to the theory, retinol stimulates skin tissue to create thicker skin that better covers cellulite. However, in some studies retinol has not been found to assist in the problem.

Methylxanthine lotions

In some studies, it has been found that creams and lotions containing methylxanthines such as caffeine, aminophylline and theophylline help in fight against cellulite. On the other hand, other studies have not found any substance to be helpful. Creams are believed to work by breaking down the fat, but it is not clear whether the ointment penetrates the skin sufficiently well.

Herbal creams

Some herbal creams are said to reduce cellulite possibly because they affect the bloodstream. But the effect of herbal liniments are not been scientifically proven.

Laser treatment

Laser devices aim at subcutaneous tissue and are designed to build collagen and to make the skin thicker. The equipment can also provide massage, suction, cooling or radio frequency therapy, so the cellulite can be attacked by 3-4 methods at one time. In some studies, laser therapy has been found to be at least temporary assistance.

Good to keep in mind: Healthy lifestyle

 Diets and exercise do not lose cellulite, but they can improve skin appearance and muscle tone. The combination of endurance sports and aerobic exercises helps to increase muscle mass and burn fat. In addition, you should drink enough water and avoid unnecessary carbohydrates.

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