Lumpy and uneven skin on hips, thighs or buttocks is usually a sign of cellulite. Cellulite generally develops when the skin in certain areas of fat is pulled downward to the deeper tissues from tissue bands that are connected, which then creates an uneven, rough skin surface. Due to the connective tissue division, fat and muscle, cellulite affects women more than men which is around 80 to 90 percent of women, however cellulite is not dangerous or painful. Cellulite can be found commonly on hips, thighs, abdomen, breasts, buttocks.
what causes cellulite?
The buildup of fat underneath the skin is what causes the cellulite and some women are more influenced by it than others. Number of cellulite and how noticeable it is can depend on the genes, body fat, age, and thickness of the skin. Women with all body types can get cellulite and it is more common in females than males which is due to the distribution of fat being more visible in women. The appearance of the cellulite is usually due to collagen fibres between the skin and muscles separating the fat into multiple pockets. This reveals the rippled connective tissues underneath the skin. This is also because the skin loses elasticity and it becomes thinner as you age, however, cellulite can be caused also by hormones, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, increased toxins, genetics, weight gain and pregnancy.
The visibility of cellulite can be reduced by topical treatments however, the effects may not be long lasting. The skin appears smoother and firmer by applying creams which makes the skin tighter and also adds moisture. These kinds of creams should be applied regularly to reduce the visibility of cellulite. Due to the fat cells still existing beneath the skin, creams cannot remove the cellulite but temporarily lessen the appearance.
Caffeine is a common ingredient in topical cellulite treatment creams. It increases blood flow to the area and also works as a diuretic, to increase the amount of water and salt expelled from the body as urine. That can change the water content of the fat which can reduce the visibility of cellulite.
Creams or products that contain 0.3 retinol may also reduce the appearance of cellulite by helping to thicken the outer layer of the skin. Like other topical products, you have to be applying it regularly to see the results. You have to keep in mind that retinol can cause skin sensitivities such as dryness, redness, peeling and sensitivity to the sun. Cellulite cream was shown notable results when it was combined with personal dietary recommendations. Study found out that the cream appeared to amplify the benefits of dietary control in reducing the appearance of cellulite marks.
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Exercise can help you reduce body fat, which makes cellulite less noticeable. Choose an exercise program that combines aerobic exercise and strength training this way can will help you burn body fat, and tone and define your muscles. A body that is more muscular will look and feel smoother and firmer.
Dry brushing technique is said to stimulate blood and lymph flow, remove dead skin cells, and stimulate new cell growth. It may support detoxification and stimulate your nervous system.
Your diet may affect cellulite, so it’s important to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A healthy diet can also help you to maintain a healthy weight. Reduce processed and high-sugar foods that can lead to the accumulation of toxins and fat in the body, and increase your fibre intake.
Dehydration can make cellulite more noticeable. Water flushes your body and removes toxins that can cause cellulite. Make a point to increase your water intake. It’s recommended that women drink at least nine cups of water each day.
Cellulite generally develops when the skin in certain areas of fat is pulled downward to the deeper tissues from tissue bands that are connected, which then creates an uneven, rough skin surface. Cellulite affects women more than men which is around 80 to 90 percent of women, however cellulite is not dangerous or painful. Number of cellulite and how noticeable it is can depend on the genes, body fat, age, and thickness of the skin. This is also because the skin loses elasticity and it becomes thinner as you age, however, cellulite can be caused also by hormones, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, increased toxins, genetics, weight gain and pregnancy. You may reduce the visibility of cellulite by medical procedures, topical products or treatments, and home remedies.
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