The dreaded "orange-peel effect"
Cellulite - just when you want to rock that bikini or pair of shorts. It’s annoying and anyone can develop it. Cellulite appears when collagen fibers that bind fat to the skin stretch and tear, allowing fat cells to expand . . .
Here's a few Facts and Fictions about the dreaded ‘orange-peel effect’:
"Cellulite is just fat" Cellulite is far more complicated than just being fat, it is the entire structure of the fat that causes the dimpled appearance. Women’s fat cells and connective tissues are arranged vertically and when fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, it gives the appearance of cellulite. Men’s connective tissue has a criss-cross structure, making it more difficult for fat to protrude into the layer of skin.
"Only overweight people have cellulite". Several factors can cause cellulite, but BMI alone isn’t one of them. Hormones, genetics, skin structure and texture, gender and lifestyle can all play a part in how cellulite pops up on your body. Anyone from models to pro athletes have it!
"Cellulite gets worse with age". As we age, our bodies produce less estrogen, the hormone that keeps blood vessels flowing. Less estrogen can result in poorer circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue. All these factors play a part in increasing the chances and appearance of cellulite
"Cellulite is more common in women" Cellulite affects up to 90 percent of women and only about 10 percent of men.
How do you reduce the appearance of Cellulite?
*eat a healthy diet-we already know that junk food, processed foods and foods that are high in sugar or salt do little for our waistlines. But they also promote cellulite by building up the fat cells in our body and causing inflammation so it makes sense that reducing your intake of these will help to reduce the appearance and texture of cellulite
*hit the gym- exercise can help you reduce body fat, which makes cellulite less noticeable. Choose an exercise program that combines cardio and resistance training. If you’re targeting cellulite on your thighs and butt, try to incorporate moves like squats, lunges, and step backs.
*hydrate-if you are not drinking enough water, your skin will become dehydrated, which can make cellulite appear more severe. Water flushes your body and removes toxins that can cause cellulite
*stop smoking (if you do)-every puff affects the blood supply to your skin plus, cigarette smoke can weaken the formation of collagen, the main structural component of connective tissue, making cellulite more visible.
*give the areas a firm rubdown-massage improves blood flow and gets rid of toxins. When it’s done daily with a heat-activated Gel like SLIM THERMIC, it can improve the appearance of cellulite because it can address any underlying fluid or circulation factors
Caffeine: helps breakdown and eliminate fat
Adiposculpt: helps reduce fat storage
Thermolyse: creates heat sensation that helps active ingredients penetrate and work to burn and drain fat and toxins
SLIM THERMIC diminishes the dimpled appearance of Cellulite.
Cellulite is very common and perfectly natural, but there are ways to treat it and make it less noticeable so you could rock that bikini or short shorts with confidence!