Looking at people wearing anti-cellulite leggings can sometimes make you wonder why some people get cellulite while others don't.
Factors That Affect Cellulite Formation
Cellulite remains as one of the most common skin problems especially among women. Over 90% of women and 10% of men between the ages 25 and 35 develop some forms of cellulite.
There are several factors that lead to the formation of these unsightly lumps and dimples on the skin. These factors include genetics, age, hormones, collagen structure, weight, and lifestyle.
Genes play a role in one’s predisposition to cellulite formation. This has something to do on how genes dictate how fat is deposited in the body and as to how much the tissue pull on the fat.
At the age of 30, the woman’s dermis reaches its maximum thickness. But because of the effects of aging such as loss of collagen and elastic fibers, the adipose cells become more prominent in the dermis area leading to the cottage cheese appearance on the skin.
Cellulite is more common in women than men because the female hormones play a role in the body’s production of fat as well as formation of cellulite.
The difference in collagen structure between men and women is another reason why cellulite is more common in women than men. Women’s collagen structure looks like a picket fence whereas men’s collagen formation looks like cross-linked fence. The collagen structure of men holds fat better; hence, their adipose cells do not protrude that much compared to women.
The dimpled appearance in cellulite is caused by fat pressing through the thinner areas of the connective tissue. Weight loss may not totally get rid of cellulite but it definitely helps in reducing its appearance as there will be less fat beneath the uneven connective tissue.
Physical inactivity, poor eating habits such as a diet high in processed and fatty food, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to cellulite formation. They promote more fat to be stored in the body and impedes proper blood circulation.
How To Reduce Cellulite
Cellulite may not be life-threatening but its unsightly appearance can affect one’s self-confidence. The following are strategies that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite:
1. Avoid processed food
Processed food are high in saturated fat and sugar which contributes to fat deposits in the body. By cutting back on processed food, you can reduce cellulite formation and appearance.
2. Stay hydrated
Dehydration does not directly cause cellulite but it can cause certain body responses that lead to the development of cellulite. When you’re dehydrated, you have the tendency to eat more as you normally feel hungry when you’re dehydrated (you feel the hunger first before the thirst). Also, when you’re dehydrated, the body cannot operate well as sufficient hydration is needed to use and remove the fat cells.
3. Exercise regularly
Keeping a healthy body weight by eating well and exercising regularly can prevent further cellulite formation. Regular physical activity keeps your skin taut and promotes good blood circulation which helps in reducing cellulite appearance.
4. Try massage
Cellulite develops because the fibrous connective tissue pull the fat on the surface. Massage helps in softening these fibrous connective tissues, helping reduce the dimpled appearance.
5. Wear anti-cellulite leggings
Anti-cellulite clothing like micromassage anti-cellulite leggings creates diversified pressure points on the skin, like massage, promotes blood flow, and hence, keeps fat from being pushed in wrong areas.
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