7 myths about cellulite

7 myths about cellulite

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Cellulite is a cosmetic condition that affects nearly 85% of women at some point in their lives. Cellulite occurs especially in the gluteal region, thighs and can occur in the arms and abdomen. It occurs when there is inflammation in the cellular tissue under the skin, especially in the cellular connective tissues.

When these cellular connectives become inflamed, they cause the fat to be deposited in specific places, thus creating cellulite. This is due to hormonal imbalances, poor circulation, lack of exercise and poor diet. But in many cases it is also due to a genetic predisposition.

1 Only women have cellulite

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1 Only women have cellulite

Although indeed the majority of those affected are women, scientists have shown that 10% of men also suffer from cellulite in the legs, buttocks, arms and abdomen. This occurs since women’s body shape usually has more natural fat around the hips.

In addition, these types of statements are exclusive for transgender people. A woman who has undergone a sex change through hormone therapy or surgery is likely to still have cellulite despite being a transgender man. The same is true in the opposite case.

2 Cellulite is generated by toxins

Many products we see in pharmacies claim to remove the impurities and toxins that cause cellulite. However, it should come as no surprise that this is a marketing strategy that helps sell certain products. Although these products can effectively detoxify us from agents that are not very beneficial to health, cellulite does not have much to do with this.

As we mentioned earlier, cellulite occurs due to the wear and tear of certain cellular tissues. To reduce cellulite, these tissues must be repaired.

3 Skinny people do not suffer from cellulite

3 Skinny people do not suffer from cellulite

Being overweight can help the appearance of cellulite, as this means that more fat will be deposited between the tissuesBut excess fat is only part of the equation. This is not to say that skinny people do not suffer from this cosmetic condition.

American doctor Shira Ein-Dor, founder of the American Center for Cellulite Reduction, says she works even with Victoria’s Secret models: “They exercise, eat well and are undoubtedly skinny. However, they have cellulite.”

4 Weight loss reduces cellulite

As we mentioned earlier, excess fat is only part of the equation. Although weight loss usually means an improvement in your health and body shape, this is not always true. Being overweight makes cellulite more visible, but we must not forget that people all sizes suffer from cellulite.

5 Only older people have cellulite

5 Only older people have cellulite

Although it is indeed true that cellulite worsens with age, cellulite can start from a very young age. Hormones play a very important role in the onset of cellulite, and as you age, the body tends to produce less estrogen and collagen. This causes blood circulation to decrease and this can wear down the body’s connective tissues.

6 Tanning beds decrease cellulite

A good tan can make cellulite less visible, but this is only a half-baked solution. UV rays will only damage your skin and affect the collagen that resides in it. This causes cellulite to increase. An alternative is to use self-tanning creams. In this way you can change the tone of your skin and camouflage cellulite better, without affecting the health of your skin.

7 Liposuction reduces cellulite

7 Liposuction reduces cellulite

If cellulite is your problem, liposuction is definitely not the solution. In fact, it has been proven that liposuction will only make fat distribution more uneven. On the other hand, this type of intervention is a laser intervention that attacks the anatomical causes of cellulite.

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