Women crave for the “smooth skin thing” but sometimes, we encounter other skin issues that lowers our confidence. They’re not serious on their own but they affect how we view ourselves somehow. One of these skin and body issues is the CELLULITE!

Cellulite is an alteration of the appearance of the skin that occurs mostly in women. It makes the skin looks lumpy on the thighs, hips and buttocks. Cellulite is among one of these concerns most women want to get rid of.

In other words, cellulite can be described as- a lumpy, dimpled flesh that most often develops on the thighs, hips and buttocks.

What causes Cellulite?

When skin is affected by cellulite, it’s sometimes referred to as having an orange peel or cottage cheese appearance. Cellulite is formed just below the skin when fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle break, stretch or pull down, while fat cells accumulate and push up against the skin.

At some point in life, some people will develop cellulite and others wouldn’t. The reason isn’t clear why. Women are much more likely than men to have cellulite, and it sometimes tends to run in families, so genetics may play a role. Cellulite is more common in people who are overweight and in older adults.

Areas on the skin where cellulites develop

As mentioned above cellulites can be seen mostly around the:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Breasts
  • Lower abdomen
  • Upper arms
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Cellulite shown on a woman’s buttocks
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cellulites shown on thigh

Do cellulites pose any health risk?

Cellulite does not pose any health risks, and it doesn’t necessarily need to be treated. But, if you don’t feel comfortable with the appearance of cellulite, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the appearance of it. Note well it cannot be totally erased or treated.

How to minimize the appearance of cellulites on your body

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A) ADJUST YOUR DIET:

Diet is always the key for a healthy- and young-looking body. Cellulite can be caused by high levels of insulin. Therefore, following a low carb diet is essential for a youthful skin. Completely stay away from these inflammatory foods below:

  • Refined sugars
  • Refined carbs
  • Processed meats
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Vegetable seeds and oils
  • Artificial food additives
  • Sugar-sweetened drinks and juices

B) SOME COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS CAN HELP

Consuming collagen supplements or collagen protein will help to smooth the appearance of the skin and to reduce cellulite.

C) START SOME EXERCISE:

 Cardio workouts are essential for a healthy body. They help burn the fat and decrease the fat cells volume. They also help decrease the cortisol levels and increase the growth hormones production.

D) MASSAGE THE AFFECTED AREA :

Overstretched connective tissue (Fascia) and an accumulation of fluid in the tissue causes the cellulite. Therefore, massaging the affected area is a must for a smooth looking skin. Massages can assist lymphatic drainage and stretch skin tissue to improve cellulite appearance of the skin.

DOES THE TRENDY COFFEE SCRUB FOR CELLULITE REALLY WORK?

Coffee scrubs are a trendy form of cellulite treatment with a lot of users claiming positive results. Still, it isn’t clear whether the benefits are tied to the coffee or to the exfoliating action from the scrub. Others may not see any differences in their cellulite at all.

Since there is no scientific research available to back up any claims made about coffee scrubs and cellulite, you’ll want to use these with cautious optimism.

There are tons of available coffee scrub recipes online you might want to try and see if that works.