Cellulite is the dent look of the skin when fatty tissue pushes through the fibrous bands ( septae) that attach the skin to the muscle. It is a harmless skin condition that is common especially in women.
Cellulite is known to cause lumpy dimpled flesh on specific parts of the body like the buttocks, hips, tights, and abdomen. Sometimes, lose of skin thickness as we advance in age can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
Though the actual cause of cellulite is not known, research has shown that sex, genetics, and lifestyle greatly influence the appearance of cellulite on the body.
In women, more fats are stored around the thighs and buttocks which explains the concentration of cellulite in those areas. In men, however, the development of cellulite can be different because of the role of hormones in the creation of cellulite. Men typically do not develop cellulite, except if their male sex hormones are low.
Some people think cellulite only affects people who are overweight or don’t take care of themselves.
That is not entirely true. Weight gain can make cellulite more noticeable, but it doesn't mean that skinny people are cellulite-free. Though some exercises that tone your muscles and tighten up your skin can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, lax skin due to weight loss can make cellulite even more noticeable.
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Some ways of preventing the appearance of cellulite include;
A healthy diet goes a long way in preventing the appearance of cellulite on your skin. Eating foods like lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats can lower inflammation and prevent water retention, which could lessen the appearance of cellulite on your skin.
Some studies have shown that aerobic and endurance training such as cycling can reduce the appearance of cellulite. This type of exercise can help keep your body fat level low. Exercise also improves blood circulation, which keeps the skin and connective tissues healthier.
Smoking is toxic to connective tissue, because of its ability to permanently age the skin. You should protect yourself from the harmful effect of tobacco by staying as far away from it as possible.
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