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Cellulite is not a disease! Cellulite is a skin change that is most commonly seen in women.

Let’s turn to the anatomy of the skin.

The top layer of the skin is called the epidermis. Immediately below it is the dermis, which is filled with hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, nerve receptors, and connective tissue. The next layer is the top layer of subcutaneous fat, the “permanent chambers of fat cells”, separated by connective tissue. From these chambers, small projections of fat cells protrude into the dermis. It is this unevenness and irregularity of subcutaneous fat that gives the skin the appearance that we call cellulite. Especially when there is more fat.

There are two types of cellulite :

1) The roughness of the skin appears only when the fat cells are mechanically compressed. It occurs in almost all women of different ages.

2) “Orange peel”. It can be seen even in a natural or prone position. This is cellulite.

Often people who have excess body fat are prone to cellulite. But slender girls can have it.

This is due to several factors: hormonal, genetic, and age.

Fat cells increase when estrogen levels decrease.

Genetic factors can be associated with metabolic rate, distribution of fat under the skin, ethnicity, circulation, and dermis thickness. Someone just got better luck.

Cellulite can also worsen with age. This is due to the aging process of collagen and elastin fibers, as a result of which more fat cells appear in the dermis.

You’ve probably come across many ways that will help get rid of cellulite, but are they effective? And is it even possible to escape from it?

So far, there has been no systematic review of scientific studies evaluating the effectiveness of cellulite treatment options. However, some are more effective, based on the physiology of our bodies.

The most effective ways to fight:

1) Nutrition and regular exercise

Since cellulite becomes more pronounced when fat cells begin to protrude strongly, reducing excess fat will help significantly improve the result. However, without training anywhere. Saggy skin without tone can worsen the appearance of cellulite. Muscles make your skin smoother and more elastic. Replacing fat with muscle can also make cellulite less noticeable (expect me to do a glute workout soon).

Ways to help (make a good addition to your diet and exercise):

1) Acoustic wave therapy can stimulate collagen production, revitalize the dermis, improve lymphatic drainage

2) The laser can tighten the skin and improve elasticity

3) Massage (manual or hardware) can temporarily reduce the amount of external “ripples” due to improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, but will not get rid of cellulite.

4) Creams. Foods containing caffeine can dehydrate cells, making cellulite less noticeable. To maintain the results, you will have to apply the product every day. Retinol containing foods may also have some effect on cellulite. Some women say they see slightly less cellulite. Retinol can thicken the skin, which can reduce the amount of cellulite you see. Before you know if retinol will help you, you will need to apply the product for 6 months or possibly longer 

Not recommended:

1) Cryoliposis freezes fat. It can be effective for getting rid of small patches of unwanted fat, it is currently not able to rid you of cellulite.

2) Mesotherapy. During this procedure, you receive a series of injections into the area (s) with cellulite. Little research. Side effects can include redness and swelling, painful lumps under the skin, infection, allergic skin reactions, and skin changes.

3) Additives. There is no evidence that any supplement can reduce cellulite.

So what do you do?

Proper nutrition, fat burning exercises + lower body strength training.

Remember, you can’t get rid of cellulite forever, but your appearance can be improved through exercise and nutrition. 

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