To women with cellulite, you are not alone. Nearly 90% of women especially those older than 21 years old have cellulite at some point in their lives. Cellulite which is also known as orange-peel skin is dimple-looking skin that is very common in the thigh area because it naturally has more fatty tissue. While it is a natural part of the body, it can affect your confidence, especially in the way you feel about your looks.
While it is a common thing, there are a lot of misconceptions about cellulite. Take for example, these 6 myths about cellulite.
1.Myth: Toxins in the body are the major cause of cellulite.
Fact: Cellulite appears when fatty tissue in the skin pushes up against layers of collagen fibres or connective tissue. Cellulite appears as the connective tissue is weakened due to lack of exercise, excess fats and hormones.
2.Myth: Cellulite is not affected by age.
Fact: Some might think that cellulite remains the way it is forever. As women get older, their bodies produce less oestrogen, which then leads to a reduction in the collagen produced. It will then become more visible at most parts of the body apart from the thigh.
3.Myth: Cellulite is only common to out-of-shape women.
Fact: Obese women do have more visible and noticeable cellulite but cellulite can happen to anyone of all shapes and sizes. Although some women seem slimmer than others, they still have fat tissues and with weak connective tissue, even slender women can have visible cellulite.
4.Myth: Cellulite can be cured with some cream.
Fact: Cellulite CANNOT be cured with cream alone. There is no such thing as a magical cream which can remove blemishes from the body instantly. However, the cellulite appearance can be lightened with body treatments.
5.Myth: Food does not play a role in the formation of cellulite.
Fact: Eating healthy is always the key when it comes to your body’s condition. Food with high water content can help strengthen your connective tissue while plant-heavy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight.
6.Myth: There is a limited number of treatments for cellulite.
Fact: There is actually a vast amount of treatments that you can try to lighten and reduce cellulite. For example, Body Perfect has a range of treatments that target cellulite.
Women are more likely to have cellulite by the age 21 and they are more self-conscious about the common problem. As it cannot be avoided, the best solution is to reduce its visibility on the skin by maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercises as well as treatments.
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