What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a normal human variation that is viewed by a segment of the public (with the help of the media, some physicians, and salesmen of various sorts) as some sort of a disease. The term “cellulite” was coined in 1973 to refer to the dimpled appearance of the skin (like cottage cheese, or orange peel) that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is an accumulation of fat, fluid and toxins trapped into a hardened network of elastin and collagen fibres in the deeper levels of your skin. This appearance is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men and women’s skin. Although female hormones may play a role in contributing to this fat distribution, cellulite is not treatable by hormone therapy.

In other words, the dimpled appearance of cellulite is one way many perfectly normal human beings look. Just as some people have thick hair while others have thin hair and some have large noses and others small, some women have the smooth buttocks and thighs that everyone seems to want while others have less satisfactory, dimpled ones. These are all normal variations.

You can check to see if you have cellulite by pinching the skin around your upper thigh. If it looks a bit lumpy, you probably have it. And if you do have cellulite, you’re definitely not alone: Most girls and women, including the slim ones – and some men – have cellulite.

How to fight cellulite?

  • Boost your circulation to the area by using a brush, or a massage glove and massage the area every day for 5 min at least.
  • Increase your exercise and watch the diet. Avoid sugary snacks and instead reach for fruit and raw veggies.
  • Drink lots of water to cleanse your system and flush the toxins from your body cells.
  • Avoid coffee and switch to herbal teas. Fruit juices are better than soda too.
  • If you enjoy aromatherapy, blend a couple of drops of your favorite into a carrier oil like almond for example and GENTLY massage this into the area in question on a daily basis.
  • It will take about 4-6 weeks before you see any results so don’t expect to see results on the first day and don’t expect to see 100% of it disappear. I don’t think we could be this lucky but you can improve things to a great degree.
  • Vitamin C, fish oil and soy levithin have been recommended by cellulite researchers.
  • Swimming is beneficial as is walking and stretching exercises to help eliminate cellulite.

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