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What is Cellulite and How to Get Rid of Cellulite? 5 Ways

Last updated on October 20th, 2022 at 07:57 am

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is tough, long connective cords pull down in the skin. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling. Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. The condition is most prevalent in women.

Symptoms of Cellulite

Cellulite looks like dimpled or bumpy skin. It’s sometimes described as having a cottage cheese or orange peel texture. You can see mild cellulite only if you pinch your skin in an area where you have cellulite, such as your thighs. Cellulite that is more severe makes the skin appear rumpled and bumpy with areas of peaks and valleys. Cellulite is most common around the thighs and buttocks, but it can also be found on the breasts, lower abdomen, and upper arms.

Causes of Cellulite

Little is known about what causes cellulite. It involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.

In addition, hormonal factors play a large role in the development of cellulite, and genetics determine skin structure, skin texture, and body type. Other factors, such as weight and muscle tone, affect whether you have cellulite, though even very fit people can have it.

Facts of Cellulite

Cellulite is much more common in women than in men. In fact, most women develop some cellulite after puberty. This is because women’s fat is typically distributed in the thighs, hips and buttocks common areas for cellulite. Cellulite is also more common with aging when the skin loses elasticity.

Weight gain can make cellulite more noticeable, but some lean people have cellulite, as well. It runs in families, so genetics might play the biggest role in whether you develop cellulite. An inactive lifestyle also can increase your chances of having cellulite, as can pregnancy.

How to Get Rid of Cellulite?

Cellulite, just like stretch marks, is hard to get rid of. Cellulite is a very normal condition caused because of ageing, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, inactive lifestyle, or such other reasons. It is a natural condition but also causes a lot of stress when it comes in the way of our dressing. Accepting the cellulite would be the best thing to do, but if you are not comfortable owning it, try out these easy, pocket-friendly ways to reduce the cellulite. Whilst one cannot completely get rid of the cellulite, you can always try to reduce it.

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5 Ways to reduce and prevent cellulite

Total Time: 90 days

  1. Dry Brushing

    Using a body brush or dry brushing increases the blood circulation while exfoliating the skin and stimulating the lymphatic system of the body. It is advisable to dry the affected area at least once a week to get the desired results. Also, keep it in mind that doing too many strokes in a single area may cause the muscles to go sore and skin to become dry.

  2. Adequate Hydration

    One of the many benefits of drinking an adequate amount of water is keeping cellulite at a minimum. The water flushes out various toxins out of the system. If the body lacks water, the toxins are left unattended in the body. However, do not consume more than the required quantities of water either, which may cause swelling below the cellulite layer. You can either drink water or focus on eating foods with a higher water content.

  3. Regular Workouts

    One of the easiest ways to reduce cellulite is to work out regularly, especially the HIIT workouts. This is because when you opt for harder workout activities, your heart rate becomes higher and you burn fat at a faster rate. But we will not recommend the exercises to people with any physical ailment or heart disease. Consult your doctor before introducing any new workout in your routine and do not perform any activity without supervision of a skilled practitioner or trainer.

  4. Lymphatic Drainage Massages

    These types of messages not only enhance blood circulation but also cause relaxation of the fibres. These massages help in getting rid of cellulite. It is important to find the proper masseuse for the process who knows the process and is well learned with the techniques.

  5. Include Protein In Your Diet

    High protein food stimulates the production of collagen because of the amino acids present in proteins, which enhance the skin’s elasticity and keep cellulite away. They firm up the muscles and also keep fat in place. So including meat, fish and seafood, eggs and nuts in your diet will enable you to reduce the cellulite.


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