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Cellulite is a change in skin. It appears as dimpled or “orange peel” skin. It is considered a hereditary condition that is stimulated by hormones. Although cellulite affects some men, it is far more common in women.
Anatomy of Cellulite
Understanding the anatomy of cellulite brings us to the under layers of the epidermis. The epidermis is the very top layer of skin, beneath that is the dermis, which is made up of hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, nerve receptors and connective tissue.
The next layer of tissue is the first of three layers of subcutaneous (which means beneath the skin) fat. This is where cellulite is found.
This uppermost layer of subcutaneous fat has been described as “standing fat-cell chambers” separated by connective tissue.
From these fat-cell chambers, small projections of fat cells protrude into the dermis. This unevenness and irregularity of the subcutaneous fat gives skin the ‘bumpy’ appearance we call cellulite.
Are There Treatments for Cellulite?
Cellulite is far beneath the skin. It is hard to get results from an outside source.
There are ways to improve the appearance of cellulite and remove fluid buildup in the dermis that enhance dimpling.
You can read my article on The Best Cellulite Regime. This will greatly improve the function of the subcutaneous layer where cellulite lives, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
You must realize that although you have some control on a topical level, you still need to make changes from within. The body needs to function in balance. That is all outlined in my article, The Best Cellulite Regime.
Do You Have to be Overweight to Have Cellulite?
Since cellulite is largely due to a structural conformation below the skin, it is often common in very slender women. However, individuals who are overweight will frequently have a more pronounced cellulite development, while those with less body fat and more muscular definition tend to have less visible cellulite.
Several studies have noted how female athletes, who typically have less body fat, seem to have much less cellulite.
Incorporating a caloric restrictive diet with aerobic exercise and resistance training has the most promising and realistic results. This is not to say we all have to be athletes, It is just to show that weight contributes to more visible dimpling.
Does Cellulite Get Worse With Age?
In women, the dermis reaches its maximal thickness at 30 years of age. Secondly, the dermis area, which is bound together by the connective tissue starts to get looser, due to the aging process of the collagen and elastic fibers.
This allows for more adipose cells to protrude into the dermis area, accentuating the sight of cellulite. In addition, an increased deposition of subcutaneous body fat may often reflect a lifestyle of less exercise and changes in dietary consumption.
Does Diet Play a Role in Cellulite?
Diet plays a role only in affecting how much fat you carry around, so avoiding high-calorie foods will prevent weight gain, which means you’ll have less body fat and therefore less cellulite.
Eating healthy and staying fit will help prevent the appearance of cellulite.
Are Toxins Responsible for Cellulite?
Toxins accumulated in the body will decrease balanced body functions. This is always a concern.
Toxins significantly affect hormones and hormones have been said to trigger cellulite. The more you care for your body, the better.
Removing toxins that you ingest through skin care products and other household products, environment and so on, will greatly reduce stress on the body.
Many synthetic estrogen’s and hormones are found in these products, causing hormonal imbalances. This will manifest skin conditions including cellulite.
Understanding Cellulite will help you prevent or treat it. Knowing that there are many factors can be overwhelming, especially considering there are many different opinions about the cause and treatment of cellulite. However, there is a lot of proof that keeping a healthy, active lifestyle, caring for your skin with natural ingredients, and steering clear of toxins, will fiercely prevent and treat cellulite.
Let us know what you think, Leave a comment. Cellulite is a wide topic of conversation with many factors. Have you successfully treated your cellulite?
To a bright and beautiful you,