Even though many people would wish to associate cellulite with women who are overweight, the truth is that it is actually prevalent in women of all sizes. It becomes an image problem in months of summer and spring when people want to put on shorts and short skirts.
The condition is caused by fat cells becoming larger and holding together in groups and sneaking through the collagen connective tissue beneath the skin’s surface leaving dimples that appear like the peel of an orange.
The reason why it looks like women are most affected by cellulite is because their subcutaneous fat layer is separated by thin vertical columns as opposed to the crisscross network in men.
When the fat cells are unable to remove excess saturated fats and toxins they just simply expand. There is also a contribution by the poor circulation of lymph which carries waste products and toxins from different body tissues to add to the problem. There is also a role that is played by the many female hormones.
So what are the major contributing factors?
Some of the causes of cheese skin condition which is its nickname are : heredity, vascular and digestive disorders, systematic diseases, sedentary lifestyles, pregnancy, wrong posture, damaged veins, unhealthy diet, fatty foods, stress etc. it can also depend on other conditions like the thickness of you skin and age. Postnatal women and those taking birth control pills get affected too because the body’s waste disposal system becomes overwhelmed by the amount of estrogen flowing in the body. There are also times when it occurs after a traumatic injury when the circulatory system becomes destabilized.
How can one reduce it?
If there is a single challenge women want to avoid at all cost in today’ fashion conscious generation, then this is the thing. Not one woman wants to watcher smooth velvety skin begin to have bumps and ripples and loose its elasticity. There a few procedures one can consider:
Liposuction: the fatty deposits are found in the topmost superficial layer of fat under the skin. Liposuction is done on the second deep later of fat. That means this expensive procedure does not offer complete relief.
Laser treatment: It is sometimes used together with liposuction to improve the results in a shorter time. Dermatologists use machines to pinch the skin and smooth the fatty cells. These tow procedure are unreachable to many because of the costs involved.
Creams and supplements: There are many creams and supplements which claim to deal with the cheese skin condition but none seem to deliver permanent results. They claim to have positive effects on the body such as improving circulation, protecting against cell damage and breaking down fats.
Massage: This is also a way to improve circulation and reduce cellulite which can be combined with creams for faster results. There are hand held massage brushes with wooden or rubber pegs which are very affordable.