Fast tricks to remove cellulite on legs
You name it, cottage cheese, orange peel, “mattress skin”. No matter what you call it, we'd rather it didn't exist. If we could only find a miracle remedy to make cellulite disappear we'd instantly get it, right? It's pretty understandable, cellulite does disturb each and every one of us. And, yes, most of have it, either where fat or skinny, young or old, healthy or not etc.
Who gets exposed to cellulite?
Let's be clear, only the really lucky ones don't get cellulite and you should probably be extremely grateful to nature for making you one of the few exceptions.
Unfortunately, to most of us the rule of almost everyone having cellulite can be applied. Cellulite is thought to affect a mind-boggling 80-90% of women and even men don’t escape it’s clutches (10% are afflicted). And that’s the crux of it, whether you’re a size 6 or 16, size has little to do with it. Skinny supermodels have it, super fit athletes have it, even twenty-year old have it. But in the same breath, there are women carrying a fair amount of extra weight, without a single dimple (or even stretch mark!) to be found anywhere.
Cellulite isn’t so much a fat problem, as it is a skin problem. The type of fat that makes us fat, isn’t the same kind as the fat that causes cellulite. Yes, carrying extra weight can make it worse, but it’s not the root cause.
And if you didn’t know this already, cellulite doesn't only show up on our legs and butts, but it also affects our knee, belly and even the upper arms areas. In some women cellulite is immediately obvious with conspicuous areas of lumpy skin, deep dimples, and creases, while in others cellulite is “only” noticeable when pressing the skin.
What are the causes of cellulite
When it comes to figuring out the exact cause of cellulite, scientists haven't found a clear answer for this issue. The factors seem to vary, from our genes and hormones (particularly estrogen) to excess weight, smoking, stress, poor diet, high alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise are thought to instigate, contribute to or exacerbate cellulite. However, cellulite is treatable, even if genetics are involved. Just because you have a genetic predisposition to cellulite, doesn’t mean you have to actually develop cellulite. There is a lot you can do to treat, reduce and/ or prevent cellulite. And if you currently do not suffer cellulite, it may be because you do not have cellulite – yet. It’s worth remembering that cellulite is estimated to affect 90% of women, which means that if you don’t suffer with cellulite you should assume that someday you will, and take steps to prevent it. It may sound like a cliche, but it’s true: prevention is better than cure.
Get rid of cellulite with these fast tricks
I bet that your pretty tired of all of the anti cellulite products that are marketed, not knowing if they work or not, if they're worth the money, if they do any harm actually etc.
The truth is that none of these treatments are addressing the root cause of cellulite, at least not in any meaningful and lasting manner. To treat cellulite, you have to start from within. In other words, don’t just treat the symptom, treat the cause. Feeding and repairing your skin from within can reduce, eliminate and prevent cellulite in several ways:
- Prevent and repair free-radical damage, which can damage skin, predisposing it to cellulite.
- Decrease inflammation, which if prolonged (chronic) can cause free-radical damage and cell membrane deterioration, increasing the likelihood of cellulite.
- Rebuild cell membranes. Stronger cells membranes means your cells are better able to keep water in and remain hydrated.
- Strengthen blood vessels/ boost circulation. This is a key step in reducing cellulite, as blood vessels are the pathways by which nutrients important for healthy skin reach the dermis (the layer of skin which is damaged, causing cellulite). Strengthening blood vessels and increasing blood flow helps to nourish skin cells and help remove toxins.
- Promote the production of collagen, elastin and healthy connective tissue. The reason collagen is so important is because healthy, youthful looking skin depends upon it. Collagen found within connective tissue is the main structural protein of the skin and when it becomes damaged, it’s not pretty. Firm, strong and healthy collagen provides structural support. It prevents fat cells from breaking through the lower layer of skin (where it belongs) and reaching the top layer of the skin where they cause the skin to become lumpy and uneven.
- Hydrate and keep the water into cells. Hydrated cells are strong and firm, and act as barrier stopping fat cells from pushing to the top of the skin where they become visible and cause dimpling associated with cellulite.