According to research, 93% of women suffer with some form of cellulite but before you pack away those shorts and dresses, we’ve got the latest cellulite-blasting solutions that could help. Stop cellulite in it’s tracks with our round-up of the latest tips and products.
what is cellulite?
Cellulite is the formation of fat deposits beneath the surface of the skin that manifest to create an uneven surface or ‘dimpled effect’ on the outer skin layer. More common in women than men due to the distribution of fat, muscle and connective tissue, cellulite distorts the connective tissue resulting in characteristic changes in the appearance of skin.
what causes cellulite?
There are many factors that can contribute to cellulite including heredity, skin type, gender, body fat and age. However, cellulite is believed to occur due to either shrinkage or shortening of connective tissue that bonds the skin to the muscle. When this is compromised, fat deposits push and distort the surface of the connective tissue ultimately creating an uneven skin layer.
how to get rid of cellulite?
There are many ways that you can help reduce the appearance of cellulite including:
a healthy diet
A healthy, balanced diet can play an important role in keeping cellulite at bay. Eating food that is high in salt can cause your fat cells to swell, ultimately making your cellulite more pronounced. Try reducing your sodium intake and eating plenty of fibre-fuelled foods (such as oats and bran) as this will help remove any toxins in the body. It’s also important to keep well-hydrated as skin in a dehydrated state can enhance the look of existing cellulite.
Whilst cellulite forms in the skins epidermis, you can still reduce the appearance through topical treatments. Opt for a caffeinated exfoliator such as the Mio Cellulite Smoothing Set and focus your attention on the area of concern. When used regularly, a caffeinated scrub can help in one or two ways. Firstly, the massaging the scrub onto the skin helps promote lymphatic drainage whilst the caffeine works to temporarily tighten the skin, helping to plump and hydrate the outer layer.