Cellulite is a term that appeared in the early 19th century. French physicians described it as a female disease. After many years of research, physicians concluded that cellulite is not a disease. It’s a skin condition that affects most women, in which their skin appears dimpled. The severity of the condition varies among women.
Cellulite is believed to be linked to genetics and the anatomy of the female skin structure. A predisposition to cellulite is often passed down from mother to daughter. Additionally, cellulite appears to be more prominent in some ethnic groups. While it is seen in women from all ethnic backgrounds, researchers have observed it is more prevalent in white, European ethnicities.
If you have a genetic predisposition to cellulite, the severity may be compounded by the simple fact you are a woman. In women, the layer of subcutaneous fat directly below the skin contains cells positioned vertically. In males, this layer is positioned horizontally. If the connective tissue is weak, small amounts of subcutaneous fat may seep up into the surface layers of the skin.
As women become older, cellulite may become more noticeable. This may be the result of genetics, inasmuch as it is a product of the normal ageing process. As we get older, the connective tissue below the epidermis becomes less elastic. The decreased elasticity allows more subcutaneous fat to erupt through the skin tissues.
Cellulite affects most women and getting rid of it is no easy task. This type of problem can cause us insecurity when it comes to wearing any skirt, bikini or garment that exposes the areas affected by this problem. The formation of adipose nodules of fat in different parts of the body affects both overweight and thin women. Cellulite or ‘orange peel’ tends to accumulate especially on the hips, waist and legs. To eliminate it, it is necessary to practice exercise, eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. One of the cellulite treatment is Massages with some anti-cellulite cream help mobilize fat and make the nodules smaller.
Always remember these tips:
– Eat a healthy and balanced diet to purge estrogen to improve blood circulation and combat fluid retention. Forget fried foods, pastries, refined sugars… – You must drink at least one and a half liters of water a day, so you will facilitate the expulsion of toxins. – Do not wear tight clothing and high-heeled shoes because it hinders blood circulation and increases fluid retention. – Say goodbye to tobacco and alcohol: Smoking produces alterations in microcirculation, decreases tissue oxygenation and increases free radicals in the skin. Excess alcohol generates an increase in accumulated fat.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, eat pineapple, rich bromelain with anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties that also provide anti-cellulite and anti-edema action in situations of fluid retention, green tea that increases metabolic expenditure and activates the combustion of fats preventing their accumulation in the liver and the walls of the blood vessels, thanks to their content in xanthines and polyphenols and omega 3 acids.
Exfoliating treatments and cosmetics help eliminate dead cells and improve circulation without leaving your bathtub. In addition, they will become your best allies when it comes to improving the appearance of orange peel skin and cellulite. The most effective ingredients are coffee, draining algae and salt. Rinsed with cold water… they work wonders if you apply them twice a week!
Replace coffee with low-caffeine infusions In moderate doses, coffee helps to drain but in other cases, excess caffeine can cause dehydration and favor the installation of adipocytes where you least want them. Try not to take more than three a day!
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