Most women struggle with cellulite. Orange peel is not related to weight – it can be a problem for both slim and overweight people. Learn why cellulite is formed and how to deal with it.
Causes and symptoms of cellulite
Cellulite affects about 90% of women of all body types, lifestyles and weights. Orange peel occurs in areas where there is most fatty tissue – so the defect is visible on the hips, thighs, abdomen and arms. Cellulite formation is affected by genetic, environmental and hormonal factors. Diseases, for example of the circulatory system, are also important.
The likelihood of the appearance of cellulite depends on:
- gender – the problem particularly affects women,
- the amount of subcutaneous fatty tissue,
- hormonal economy,
- diet – meals too high in fat and carbohydrates can exacerbate the problem,
- lifestyle – sedentary work can lead to an increase in defects.
Cellulite manifests itself as irregularities in the skin. They can be visible to the naked eye or can appear when the skin is pressed between the fingers, depending on the severity of the problem. Nodules and irregular ridges can be painful. Cellulite symptoms most often appear in girls during puberty, as well as in pregnant and premenopausal women.
Learn about methods to get rid of cellulite
Start the fight against cellulite when it is at an early stage, that is, it becomes visible only when the skin is pressed. It is important to act from the inside as well as from the outside. Take care of physical activity, diet and skin care. Multi-track action will allow you to get results much faster.
Cosmetics to fight cellulite
The right products can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. When choosing body care products, pay attention to the composition. Look for cosmetics with:
- horse chestnut,
- ginkgo biloba,
- field horsetail.
These components cause the sealing of vascular endothelium, and improve the flow of blood and lymph. Twice a week it is worth to use peeling – thanks to it you will get rid of dead skin, which will make the active ingredients of preparations reach the depths of the skin. You can make your own exfoliating product. Just pour half a cup of ground coffee with boiling water in such a way that the peeling is quite thick. You can add sugar to the mixture – this preparation will be intense, so do not use it if you have delicate or vascular skin.
Instead of scrubbing, you can opt for the recently popular dry body brushing. You do not need any cosmetics to massage with a special brush. Regular use of brushing leads to stimulation of blood circulation, skin firming and smoothing.
Diet to help defeat cellulite
The fight against cellulite is supported by a proper diet. It is worth reducing salt intake, which leads to water retention in the body. Daily meals should also contain less sugar, white flour, processed foods and animal fats. You should also give up coffee and energy drinks. Enrich your diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and vegetable oils. Remember also about taking in liquids – about 2-3 liters is the optimal amount.
Treatments to eliminate the orange peel
When the problem with cellulite becomes advanced, reach for the help of professionals. Highly effective stand out treatments, for example:
- needle mesotherapy – involves the introduction into the skin of active ingredients that improve microcirculation and increase metabolism of fat cells,
- laser lipolysis – is a less invasive alternative to injection lipolysis, allows to get rid of fat tissue resistant to diet and exercise, while reducing cellulite,
- carboxytherapy – carbon dioxide therapy leads to oxygenation of cells, improvement of microcirculation and damage to fat cells.
Endermologie is also popular, it is a body massage with a special head consisting of two rollers and a suction chamber. The treatment takes place in a special suit, thanks to which the head used for massage has a better glide. The suit also protects the skin from damage. The effects of vacuum massage are visible after 10-20 treatments.