Losing cellulite may be difficult because you subscribe to the tall tales attributed to it.
Here are some of them.
1. Only overweight people can get cellulite
This is very untrue. To understand why, you need to identify the nature of cellulite. It is not normal fat, but a mixture of fat, water and toxic substances that should have been expelled from your body. Instead, it forms into a fatty tissue that gets trapped in spaces between your septa – or connective tissues. Because of this, cellulite is harder to remove. Some women have a genetic predisposition to be more susceptible to cellulite, so even if you’re fit and slender, you might still end up with cellulite.
2. Cellulite is only found on your buttocks and thighs
It is also found on your stomach, arms and neck. Cellulite is characterized by the lumping and dimpling of your skin, very similar to an orange’s skin.
3. Dairy and fried foods create cellulite
As mentioned, cellulite is attributed to your genetic makeup and not necessarily to your weight. Studies have shown that cellulite relates more to your body fat percentage than to anything else. Although diet is a contributory factor in cellulite generation, they do not necessarily create cellulite. Instead, they add huge amounts of cellulite into the body, making it more prone to cellulite.
4. Cellulite creams can eliminate cellulite
Some creams claim to eliminate the cellulite by burning the fat underneath your skin. But the thing is, there are no medical studies that confirm this. The best that cellulite creams can do is to improve the appearance of the skin, making it less dimply and creating a smoother appearance. However, the cellulite is still there, lurking underneath.
5. Liposuction can remove cellulite.
Cellulite, being subcutaneous fat, would be hard to remove with liposuction. Some people even complain that the liposuction increased the dimples and made the creases more severe-looking. Liposuction is at best, only a quick fix but will not provide a long-term solution to cellulite.