Cellulite is more prominent in women than men but it occurs naturally in everyone. That means that it’s not totally avoidable but there are some things that you can do to reduce the appearance of it and maybe improve your relationship with it.
Cellulite can be hereditary depending on factors like how thick your skin is, but it can also come on from weight gain, lack of exercise, poor diet, dehydration, and changes to your hormones. It can be caused by weight gain, but it can also happen to very thin people so experiencing cellulite on the body does not automatically mean that you need to lose weight.
There are also different types of cellulite. Adipose cellulite is a firm type of cellulite, oedematous cellulite is from fluid retention, and fibrotic cellulite is a hard kind.
Cellulite tends to form in areas of the body that do not experience a lot of circulation, which is why both exercise and massaging your own skin regularly might help to reduce it. (Technically it is possible for it to show up almost anywhere.) Both of these have to be kept up on to experience a visible reduction in the cellulite. If you can apply cellulite fighting creams directing after you exercise the heat of your body can help to make the cellulite cream go to work faster and more efficiently. The massaging action of actually applying the cream can help increase the circulation to the area in addition to the benefits of the actual cream. If you can utilize a body brush you can do a lot of good to the fat deposits on your legs. The massage action from the brush can actually redistribute it in more even ways.
There are actual ingredients that you can put on the skin in the form of cellulite creams that can actually make a difference to the appearance of the cellulite. Try using ginkgo biloba, which can increase blood circulation and oxidize fat cells with its powerful antioxidant properties. Many cellulite creams have something called centella asiatica can help to increase the elasticity of the skin. Any other ingredients that the keep the skin from retaining water can also be helpful to keep the circulation in the body going.
Having some color on the skin can reduce the look of cellulite but instead of getting it from the sun try using a self tanner at home. The color deposit can make the skin look smoother and even make it appear a bit slimmer.
Another important factor for reducing the occurance of cellulite is to really revamp you diet. Eating processed foods, refined sugars and carbohydrtaes, and eating foods with artificial ingredients will have to come to an end. Not only do these foods cause inflammation in the body but they don’t have many benefits. Sticking with whole, natural foods is the best way to see positive changes to the skin because they provide nutrients and healthy fats with increasing inflammation.