Many people have already started the beach season. Of course, you want to derive pleasure from seeing the smooth skin of your face and your fit figure in the mirror. But do not rush to use the entire arsenal of cosmetic procedures; first let us look at the information about cellulite. Where is the myth and where is the truth?
1. Cellulite is a result of hormonal changes in the body. It is useless to fight it
In fact, there are several reasons for the appearance of cellulite: hormonal changes in the body, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, bad habits (smoking, alcohol), stress, antibiotics, and food preservatives. But if there is a problem, there is a solution. The anti-cellulite methods can be subdivided into home and salon treatment. In severe cases, such techniques as purgation, hormone treatment, and liposuction are used.
2. “Orange peel” may indicate health problems
Before you make an anti-cellulite massage, you should consult with a dermatologist.
“Orange peel” characterizes the third stage of cellulite, when it is impossible not to notice it. Fat deposits disrupt the blood flow and infringe the nerves causing the skin to lose its sensitivity. Muscle tissues also suffer as the skin thickens and loses its ability to shrink naturally. This stage of cellulite is a real problem. Diets, lymphatic drainage and anti-cellulite cosmetics will not solve it. To achieve a significant effect and restore normal metabolism in the skin, it is necessary to destroy fat.
It is worth remembering that during the procedure your body is exposed to anti-cellulite massage, which has a pretty strong influence on it. This massage has contraindications that include violation of the integrity of the skin in the area of the massage, varicose veins, blood clotting, intolerance to the components used in the procedure, and pregnancy.
3. Cellulite is the problem obese women have
“Orange peel” is not always associated with being obese, although it is more noticeable in overweight ladies than among slim ones.
4. According to the laws of nature, cellulite is purely a women’s issue
This assertion is untrue. Many men know perfectly well how the “orange peel” looks like: it can be seen on the abdomen, back, and hips. A recent research in this field has shown that cellulite is more threatening to men with reduced levels of male hormones. They are a minority, but still the problem of male cellulite exists.
5. Contrasting procedures (a hot sauna – a cold pool) are the best prevention of cellulite
Contrasting procedures are one of the most effective ways to boost immunity, increase efficiency, improve blood and lymph flow and get rid of cellulite.
6. Cellulite arises from excess fluid in the body
It is caused not just by water retention, which is a major cause of its formation. This is not only a cosmetic, but also a physiological problem. This is the condition when modified fat cells of “problem areas” happen to be in the “enclosed” state, and the connective tissues have the form of “honeycomb” and do not cross like in other parts of the body. These cellular tissues are filled with fat deposits; they delay the movement of blood and lymph, are filled with toxins that make the skin stretch upward and outward, thus disrupting the circulation of liquid even more.
7. Cellulite is not observed in those who exercise regularly
This statement is wrong. Even those who exercise regularly have problems with cellulite. Physical exercises really help to eliminate toxins, increase the muscle mass and stimulate blood circulation. But they are not a “panacea” for cellulite.
8. Skinny jeans, leggings and tight belts increase the risk of cellulite
This statement is true. The fact is that lymphatic vessels may be damaged when exposed to bad influence both from inside and outside. Wearing tight clothing which clings to the body and cuts the skin leads to the fact that liquid accumulates at the top or bottom of the affected area. If this continues for a long time, swelling and deformation can become permanent or irreversible. Moreover, creating the illusion of “compression” in the problem areas, these garments relax muscles and eventually reduce their tone.
9. Alcohol and smoking are involved in the process of “orange peel” formation
Smoking causes such harm to the blood vessels that no exercise will help compensate for the damage. Besides, nicotine destroys vitamin C and prevents the absorption of valuable nutrients, such as zinc, that could fight cellulite.
Alcohol is very high in calories and is quickly deposited in our body as fat. It is not used as an energy source. And if you drink alcohol when eating high-calorie foods, the result will not take long to come. The malfunctioning of the kidneys and liver will lead to lower removal of toxins from the body, slow metabolism, weight gain and the appearance of cellulite.
10. Anti-cellulite creams will not help you get rid of cellulite – more radical technology is needed to deal with it
It is possible to get rid of the first stage cellulite with the help of an anti-cellulite cream, proper diet and physical activity. However, in order to deal with the “orange peel” that appears in the third stage one should resort to power massage techniques. Yet, after coping with the most severe symptoms do not forget about proper nutrition and an anti-cellulite self-massage with a cream. The fourth stage of cellulite can be treated only with the help of liposuction.
11. Complex cellulite programs will help get rid of cellulite once and forever
Complex long-term therapy programs of cellulite treatment based on scientific research and including the combinations of wraps, massages, creams, and medications together with a diet and more exercise are the most effective solution. These programs effectively eliminate the pits and bumps on the skin, help to improve the figure in general, have a positive effect on the health and help strengthen the immune system.