Both men and women struggle to get rid of cellulite. A lot of people go to great lengths, sometimes go under the needle, just to make sure that their skin is as flawless and smooth as those of fashion models. But there are a lot of misconceptions revolving around cellulite and the best way to combat it is to know more about it.
What is Cellulite?
First things first, you need to know that cellulite is not entirely caused by toxins. Thus, the food you eat is not the main culprit for orange peel skin.
Cellulite is a body condition where the fatty tissues in your body push through the connective tissue layer beneath your skin. This results to the ridges you see on your skin that are similar to orange peels or cottage cheese.
Women are more at risk of having cellulite than men because some have low production of estrogen. Estrogen production is helpful in improving blood flow which is needed for proper blood circulation. When there is enough blood that circulates through trouble areas (mostly the thighs and buttocks), more collagen is produced. As you already know, collagen is responsible for making the skin more elastic. More collagen equals more skin elasticity which prevents fatty tissue to simply leave marks on the outer skin.
How Do You Get Rid of Cellulite?
Don’t be disheartened but cellulite can also be genetic which makes it a lot harder to get rid of. Some people have loose connective tissue and this has been passed on from one generation to another.
However, there are still a lot of ways to get rid of cellulite. The first and most important way is to change your lifestyle. If you have been eating unhealthily and haven’t been doing anything to move and tone your muscles, then it’s great to start now. Food may not be the major cause of cellulite but eating omega-3 fatty acid can help skin cells to be more elastic. The same goes for green leafy vegetables that boost collagen production in the body. Adding more of these foods will greatly help reduce cellulite.
Doing a little more exercise every day also helps in reducing cellulite. Focus on exercises that tone muscles especially on the buttocks and thighs since these are the body parts that often get cellulite. At least 30 squats on your first day is a great start to creating the habit of doing toning exercises daily.
There is also a treatment called endermologie which is a non-invasive treatment that kneads the skin. This improves blood circulation which in turn reduces the chances of seeing visible cellulite. The beautician will be using a massaging device that he or she will massage on your skin. This movement helps blood to flow properly in the trouble areas. Usually, you would need to have 6-10 sessions to see results.
At the end of the day, there are a lot of ways to get rid of cellulite, but the best way is to increase collagen production. Collagen production decreases as you grow old and since it’s one of the things that determine how much cellulite is seen, it would be beneficial for you to increase collagen production in your body.