It is reported that 80% of women have some cellulite. Cellulite doesn’t discriminate. You can find cellulite if you’re skinny, overweight, African American, Caucasian and the list goes on. Cellulite is described as visible dimpling that often looks like cottage cheese. It isn’t a disease but most women treat it like one, cringing every time they catch a glance at their cellulite. It can occur in men, but unfortunately occurs much more in women and can start right after puberty. Cellulite occurs when fat cells become enlarged and press on the connective fibers and tissues which surround them. The skin there becomes thicker and pulls down to revealed dimpled skin and an uneven texture. Because cellulite is directly related to hormones, this is why mostly women get it and birth control and hormone supplements can increase cellulite production. Bummer!
Your next question is probably wanting to know how to get rid of cellulite. Most people think that you can only get rid of cellulite with expensive treatments. This can be effective, but it usually comes back after a while. Your best bet is to use firming treatments with Vitamins E and C while exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.
Did you know you can test which stage of cellulite you have? There are four different stages of cellulite on the body. Pinch a small amount of skin between your thumb and index finger. If no dimpling occurs, you are a level 0. You are a level one when you can only see cellulite when you are pinching your skin. When you see the cellulite while lying down only, you are a level two. Level three occurs when you can see cellulite at all times without pinching any skin. There are also two different types of cellulite, one of which is easier to treat. Loose cellulite wobbles a little when you walk and is easier to treat. Hard cellulite adheres more strongly to muscle tissues and occurs more often in muscular women and is very hard to treat.
What other secrets are there to fight the dreaded cellulite? First of all eat a healthy diet and avoid too much salt and sugar which can cause obesity and gets stored in fat cells. Sodium also causes fluid retention which makes cellulite worse. Drink lots of water to flush out toxins!
The best creams along with ones containing Vitamin E and C are Aminophylline Cream and Retinol Cream. Both help break down fat in cells and maintain skin smoothness.
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