How to get rid of my cellulite

Cellulite is a harmless skin condition that is lumpy and dimpled flesh on the abdomen, bottom, thighs and hips. You may have heard people call it orange peel, or cottage cheese. Cellulite is more common in females than males due to the different distributions of fat, muscle and connective tissue.

Do I have cellulite?

If you are unsure if you have cellulite, the easiest way to check is by pinching the skin around your upper thigh. Is it looking a bit lumpy? If it is, then you more than likely have it. Don’t let it get you down as you are not alone, around 80 – 90% of women may experience cellulite at some point.

What causes it?

Cellulite is a result of the connective tissue to the underlying muscle, with fat lying between. As the fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin. This then creates an uneven surface or dimpling. Many things can trigger cellulite such as hormones, genetic factors, weight, muscle tone, diet, and lifestyle.

Why does cellulite look different?

Cellulite comes in different grades:
Grade 1: If you pinch the area and the texture looks like orange peel or cottage cheese
Grade 2: The cellulite is visible while standing up
Grade 3: If you see cellulite when looking in the mirror or when you lie down. It may also look more like a mattress appearance

How can I get rid of my cellulite?

Dry body brushing just before a shower or bath is really helpful. Sweep the dry body brush all over your body, starting from your ankles and working upwards. Brush in the direction of your heart. This will boost your circulation and help get rid of toxins.

Look at your diet and lifestyle. Could you change what you eat? Research shows that reducing your fat intake will mean less fat to push through the tissues. Try foods which are rich in vitamin C as they are amazing cellulite-busters. They boost levels of collagen which promote elasticity and keeps the skin firm. Also, oily fish, chicken, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, grapefruit, berries, apple and avocados help firm the skin.

Caffeine! Now I’m not going to say stop your caffeine fix altogether. But try cutting down and add in a Green Tea. You will be amazed at the results. Exercise won’t get rid of your cellulite but will get your blood flowing and reduce the orange peel look. Water are you drinking enough? It is recommended that women have 1.6 litres and men 2 litres a day.

Treatments are available such as Radio Frequency Skin Tightening which can be used to reduce cellulite and fat. The RF tool heats up and melts the fat deposits under the skin, therefore tissues are tightened and blood circulation is increased. This will then dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Results can last 2-3 years depending on your diet and lifestyle. This is a very popular treatment for active people that have an area that exercise alone can’t help. Areas that can be treated are the upper arm, tummy, inner thigh, back of the thigh and bottom.

Where can I go for Skin Tightening treatment near me?

Christchurch Derma Spa is a skin clinic in Christchurch, Dorset, offering bespoke skin treatments such as Deep Cleanse FacialsChemical PeelsMicrodermabrasion and Skin Tightening.

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