According to dermatologists, cellulite affects up to 90% of women at some point in their lives. Iggy Azalea is one of the many women that embrace cellulite. “It’s important people see celebrities, or see me as well, go to the beach and have cellulite and know it, like ‘I’m cool, I’m OK with that and I still feel confident.” Cellulite plagues women of all body types. Even actresses like Sarah Hyland, Britney Spears, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, and any other human being you can think of has been personally victimized by Regina George aka cellulite. As Sandra Bullock said, “We all have cellulite. So do supermodels! I’ve been to the shows, and I go, ‘stick figure has some cellulite!’ Without it, you’re not human.”
According to Medical News Today, “cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty.”
3 Grades of Cellulite:
- Grade 1: Cellulite shows no clinical symptoms, but can be seen under a microscopic examination.
- Grade 2: Cellulite begins to show anatomical changes and lower elasticity.
- Grade 3: Cellulite is visible and shows the characteristic roughness.
What Causes Cellulite?
- Genetics: Genes predispose an individual to particular characteristics associated with cellulite, such as gender, race, metabolic rate, distribution of fat, and circulatory insufficiency.
- Diet: People who have a high intake of fat, carbohydrates, salt, and lower fiber show higher risk of cellulite.
- Lifestyle: More prevalent in smokers, non-exercising people, and people that may sit for long periods of time.
- Clothing: Underwear that has too tight of elastic across the buttocks, which limits the blood flow may cause cellulite as well.
- Gender: Sorry ladies, being a woman increases your odds.
Why Do Women Get Cellulite More Frequently Than Men?
Estrogen and gender play a huge role in developing cellulite. Women have more body fat than men. Furthermore, the development of bands connecting skin and muscle are different on men and women. Men have thicker bands that form a crisscross pattern as opposed to the vertical pattern that women have. This pattern that men have keeps the fat in place. Also, men are more likely to carry fat in their abdomen and women have been cursed/blessed with the fat in our buttocks. Sorry, I would rather be curvy and have cellulite than have no booty and no cellulite.
- Eating healthy: fruits, vegetables, fiber
- Exercise: exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce stress
- Ditch the panties. Doctors recommend wearing thongs or boy shorts that are loose and will not constrict the blood flow.
- Hydration. Continue to drink lots of fluids, especially during the summer months when dehydration happens quickly.
- Body scrubs. Continue to increase the circulation by scrubbing your buttocks and thighs at least once a week.
- Body Wraps.
- Bellezza Spa offers a Body Polish Wrap to naturally exfoliate skin. Scrubbing away the rough skin will help to increase the circulation and hydration of your skin, which is key to fighting cellulite.
- Seaweed Body Wrap is a full body mask that harnesses the wonderful benefits of seaweed. The treatment will encourage overall circulatory stimulation, elimination of toxins, softer skin, and stress relief. Remember, doctors suggest you learn to relax to help prevent and treat cellulite.
- Get a massage. Bellezza Spa offers quite a few selections to really target your trouble areas. Massages will help stimulate circulation in areas where it is needed. We recommend starting with our Custom Therapeutic Massage.
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