Cellulite: What Is It & What Causes It?
Cellulite, we are here to tell you everything you need to know. From the causes for making them appear to possible treatments. So cellulite, what is it? Most of us have it...to be more exact it affects between 80 to 90 percent of women! Cellulite is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin. The exact cause is yet to be researched but it appears to result from an interaction between connective tissue in the dermatological layer that lies right below the surface of the skin and the layer of fat just below that. As common as cellulite is, there's also an awful lot of misinformation out there about what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of it. We are here to give you the low down
Symptoms & signs of cellulite
So cellulite causes dimpling of skin and a lumpy appearance. It is most commonly located in the hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Sometimes it occurs in the breast, upper arms, or belly. Cellulite gets worse with age in fact, hormones and age also somewhat play an important role in cellulite development. As women age, their bodies produce less estrogen which is a hormone that helps keep blood vessels flowing smoothly. Less estrogen means poorer circulation which can mean a decrease in new collagen production and breakdown of older connective tissue thus making the body more probable to show cellulite. Cellulite also may be in our genes, it runs in the family. If your mother or grandmother had it, you have a better chance of developing it. There is even a genetic test on the market that can tell you whether you have a gene that puts you in a higher risk for moderate or severe cellulite. But do not worry genetics is only one small part of the puzzle. Factors such as diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight also play an important role.
Cellulite is not a medical problem and does not have adverse health consequences so just love yourself and your body and embrace it.
Cellulite treatment & preventions
Researchers are studying possible medical treatments. In the meantime, you can take steps to slightly improve the appearance of cellulite. Eating a healthy diet and keeping muscles toned by regular exercise are reasonable approaches to keeping the body as taut and smooth as it can be. Speaking of exercise, I know it sucks to get out of bed or come home from work after a long day and get your booty off the sofa, but ladies.. and gentlemen it is a necessity not only for our bodies but for our health and wellbeing. Although regular exercise practice cannot cure cellulite, it can in many cases help prevent or reduce its appearance. So let me try to explain why in layman terms for people like yourself and me. Cellulite occurs when connective fiber underneath the skin become weak and lose their elasticity but stretching and strengthening those areas can help. Firming and toning muscles will turn the skin tight and give the illusion that cellulite is less noticeable. And we all know what comes hand in hand with exercise...eating healthy. Certain foods can actually help fight cellulite. Obviously your diet alone cannot determine if you will or will not get cellulite, but eating a well-balanced diet with many fruits and vegetables will help. By doing that along with drinking water, this will keep your connective tissues strong and supple and may even help you slim down. Aim to eat more cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers, which are all more than 90% water. Another thing you shouldn’t do if you don’t want cellulite...don’t smoke. Smoking can affect the appearance of cellulite. Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce blood vessel flow and weaken formation of collagen, allowing for the connective tissue to become stretched and more easily for underlying fat to show through. Plus smoking sucks. It makes you look bad in lots of other ways and causes wrinkles, aging, dry skin , stretch marks just to name a few.
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Collagen is one of the most important proteins in our bodies and the most abundant one (especially the type I collagen). We find collagen in many parts of our body. Collagen is used in our muscles, digestive system, bones, face, skin, our blood vessels and tendons.
Collagen can be seen as the adhesive of our different body parts. It also helps preserve the natural beauty and elasticity of our skin.
How collagen helps with cellulite
So, I keep saying the word collagen. What is it and how does it help cellulite? So, collagen is essential for your health. You’ve heard it said by health experts, beauty gurus, and possibly even your best friend. Collagen is the new buzzword and I’m here to tell you why. As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is available in your muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage, and ligaments. You may want to consider squeezing in an extra serving of this vital protein for several reasons, as collagen is a building block that. It promotes skin elasticity, holds together your bones and muscles, protects your organs and provides structure to joints and tendons. COllagen slows down with age other habits such as smoking, sun exposure and an unhealthy diet also bring collagen to a halt. Besides keeping your skin healthy and glowing, collagen may also help improve the appearance of stubborn cellulite. A study in 215 was done to see what collagen do for cellulite. They randomly assigned 105 women, ages 24-50, to take collagen peptides for six months. Those who did demonstrated a clear improvement in skin texture and waviness. All in all, it’s good for you and can reduce cellulite as a result.
To sum it up, I want to say that you should love your body with or without cellulite, stretch marks and other things you may not particularly like seeing. Take care of yourself, eat healthy, workout, have great sex..no connection to cellulite but just because… and make sure you get your daily collagen dose to keep your skin fresh and looking great.