Cellulite – it’s a fact of life that the most women will face at some point in their lives. Most women feel that they won’t need to deal with cellulite until their late thirties or early forties. However, this is not true. Statistics have shown that many teenagers nowadays – males and females – are experiencing the effects of cellulite. It’s because cellulite is made of stubborn fat particles. Without engaging in exercise to eliminate the fat, the consequence is some stage of cellulite. This article will provide information on how to lose stubborn cellulite naturally and without any damage to your skin.
What Is Cellulite?
Almost all people know what cellulite looks like, but not all people understand what triggers this bumpy appearance. Cellulite is a form of swollen fat cells placing pressure on the surrounding skin tissue. The pressure pulls the skin downward, thereby creating the ‘dimpling’ effect known as cellulite dimples. There are several stages of dimpling ranging from stage one where no dimpling can be seen until you pinch the skin, to stage three where dimpling is seen when standing and lying down.
Women tend to be more prone to developing cellulite than men due to three reasons. First, the female body naturally holds more fat than men and are not as effective at oxidizing the fat. The hormonal changes in a women’s skin structure also play a role weakening the tissues around the fat cells. These effects are typically seen in females aged 25 to 35. Finally, a woman’s fat cells are distributed in vertical columns that are prone to bulging or pitting.
What Are The Different Stubborn Cellulite Treatments?
1. Improve The Skin
While it may not be possible to fully treat the appearance of cellulite, it is possible to make the cellulite less noticeable. To reduce the appearance it is important to do three things:
- Addressing the health of the skin’s connective tissue and collagen.
The stiffer and weaker the connective tissues are, the looser the skin and the more noticeable the cellulite. By improving the elasticity of these tissues, it is possible to reduce the visibility of cellulite. One method of improving tissue health is by increasing blood and lymph circulation. Poor circulation in the connective tissues can lead to inflammation and can actually worsen the dimpling, making it even more difficult to treat.
A positive method to improve circulation is by engaging in exercise, particularly weightlifting as seen in the Beta Switch website. In addition to improving lymph drainage and blood circulation, weightlifting can help muscles grow offering a natural ‘tightening’ appearance to the body.
2. Lose Weight
The more fat you have in the cellulite-affected areas, the greater the degree of dimpling. Consequentially, losing fat will reduce the amount of pressure on the connective tissues and reduce the dimpling appearance. Reducing body fat can be done using exercise and dietary changes, but it is not the overall treatment for cellulite as many thin women have cellulite. If you are not overweight, it is still possible to carry stubborn fat and by reducing this fat you will be able to treat the dimpling.