Cellulite seems to be one of those issues that no matter how much you work out or what your body type is, you can be affected. Although cellulite is relatively harmless, the appearance of it can make anyone feel self-conscious about their body. The surprising fact of the matter is that cellulite affects nearly 90% of women. Given how common this issue is, there are an abundance of solutions that are bound to work with your body type.
What Is Cellulite?
Put simply, this skin condition takes on a raised lumpy or “dimpled” appearance on any part of the body. The common areas where it can be found are the buttocks, hips and thighs. Essentially this “cottage-cheese” like appearance is caused when the layer of fat underneath skin shifts tissue. This sudden shifting of fat can be caused by weight gain or collagen loss due to aging.
This skin nuisance is more commonly experienced by women due to the differences of how fat is stored. In fact, cellulite only affects 10% of men given in a lifetime. Due to the fact that men produce a significant higher amount of testosterone, they store muscle more easily than women. In addition, fat is stored differently in women in comparison to men, for example fat cells are stored vertically.
Aside from weight gain, inactivity and age, cellulite can also be caused by hereditary patterns. Given that there is no cure for cellulite because fat distribution cannot be naturally altered, there are remedies that can help reduce the appearance over time.
This method not only exfoliates skin to reveal a healthy glow; but, it helps to generate blood flows and the breakdown of fat. Given that this treatment only requires as little as 15 minutes per day, it is simple, relaxing and harm free! With a simple boar bristle brush you can literally brush away the appearance of cellulite each day! For best results, rotate brush in circular motions with a gentle pressure, working from bottom to the top.
Cellulite forms within the connective tissues of skin layers where fat cells are stored. Naturally, this tissue can harden with inactivity, causing dimple looking skin. This tissue is flexible by nature, a myofascial massage performed by a licensed therapist can help release tension that has been built up. With time, this gentle pressure can help elongate connective tissues back to their natural state.
This by product from pork is commonly found in many foods you already eat; such as: marshmallows, Jell-O, fruit snacks and non-dairy creamer. This composition of the amino acids within gelatin contain bone and connective tissues that can help repair skin tissue. If you're a fan of gelatin, consuming foods high in the amino acids, glycine and proline can provide the same benefits.
Coffee is known for it awakening properties due to the high caffeine content. The caffeine found in coffee contains properties that help jump start blood flow and provide a tightening effect at the same time. You can easily make a coffee scrub and then wrap the selected area with saran wrap to act as a catalyst for this treatment. Scrubs should be combined with a moisturizing agent such as a non-comedogenic oil like argan or almond oil to balance the texture of the scrub.
Perhaps the easiest and most natural approach to combating cellulite; exercises that target the leg area are great fat busters. Exercises such as squats, mountain climbers, lunges and kettle ball are great for toning legs and preventing cellulite from forming from the start.