Cellulite is one of the leading causes of frustration among women in the world today. Some researches claim that as much as 95% of women suffer from cellulite of some kind.
The most troublesome area seems to be at the top of the legs. This can limit the clothes that you are able to wear and many avoid swimming altogether, but there are ways that you can greatly reduce or get rid of the cellulite altogether.
But first, you need to know what Cellulite is. And then, what you can start doing, today, to begin to reduce or even eliminate it from your body.
What is Cellulite?
The top layer of skin is known as the epidermis; below it is the dermis which is where the hairs that grow on our bodies and sweat glands are contained. This layer also contains the connective tissues. Beneath this layer you have a subcutaneous fat level whether you are overweight underweight or in-between. The next layer is another layer of fat. It is the first layer that can cause a dimpled appearance, which is what we know as cellulite.
The reason some people suffer from cellulite and others do not is that their connective tissues spread differently. In those that suffer, the tissues tend to be more localized and bunched up pushing the fat outwards, where as those that don’t have tissues that keep the fat inward so it is not apparent. It is more common in women, but some men suffer from cellulite too.
What can I do about it?
The first thing you can do is change your diet. If you follow a healthier lifestyle that includes lots of fiber and whole grains your body will find it easier to remove the toxins in your system. Eating more fruit and vegetables can also help. Stay hydrated as this helps the body to get rid of the fat it doesn’t need and can increase collagen strength so that the troubled area doesn’t look as bad.
Knowing your fats can help you along your way. There are good fats and bad fats. Good fats that are contained in fish and most nuts can help the skin where as bad fats that are contained in fast food, processed food and snacks such as chips can really add to the effect making the cellulite look even worse.
Carrying extra weight can also make cellulite look worse, so taking exercise is extremely important in helping reduce the amount of visible cellulite. You could take up swimming, walking, even yoga or Pilates. Not only will it help to get rid of the cellulite, it will also make you feel better, healthier and happier!
Massaging the area with a special soap or tough brush can help break down the fluids that are underneath the skin. IT helps to make the skin look more even and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Creams that contain caffeine are also great as they help to tighten up the skin. Exfoliators that contain caffeine are another alternative.
No matter what anyone claims, there is no fast way to get rid of cellulite. You have to work to get the results you want, but in the end it will pay off when you can once again wear the clothes you have always wanted to.