Cellulite is not partial to one shape or size and can choose it’s victims at random. However, women are more likely to get cellulite over men, primarily due to the different distributions of fat, muscle and connective tissue. Shape.com did a great job giving us a good visual on why women are more prone to cellulite than men:
“For women this connective tissue is shaped like honeycomb, causing fat in the thighs to take on a less-than-sleek appearance. The same tissue in men is arranged as more of a grid and therefore causes less of a visual dilemma.”
In fact, about 80-90% of women will get cellulite at some point in their lives (cue eye roll)!
Although cellulite is highly common, it is still a skin condition that can cause many of us stress and embarrassment! Unfortunately, there is no magical dermatologist or treatment available to get rid of cellulite forever, however there are some things we can do and stop doing to help reduce the appearance of the oh-so-famous dimple look:
DO Exercise: Since cellulite is more prone to affect the legs and buttocks, incorporate some lower body strength training in your exercise routine. Strengthening these areas can help to tighten skin, boost circulation and overall reduce the appearance of cellulite.
DO Eat Well and Stay Hydrated: Eating the right foods can’t necessarily prevent cellulite but it can certainly help reduce inflammation in the body and prevent gaining weight (aka more body fat). Also, drinking plenty of water will help to keep your connective tissue strong and hydrated.
STOP smoking: Smoking can cause many unwanted skin conditions (i.e. wrinkles, lines around the mouth, dry skin). Cigarette smoke is also known to “reduce blood vessel flow and to weaken and disrupt the formation of collagen, allowing for the connective tissue to become stretched and damaged more easily and for underlying fat to show through.” – Health.com
STOP wasting $ on topical creams: Unfortunately, there are no topical creams proven to permanently rid our body of cellulite.
DO look into laser treatments: One treatment available is Smoothshapes. This treatment combines dynamic laser and light energy with mechanical massage and suction to specifically impact the tissue components responsible for the appearance of cellulite. Smoothshapes increases collagen production, improves circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage in the designated treatment areas to restore enlarged fat cells to their original size. See more info here and check out our discount here!
Cellulite can be hard to get rid of and is almost impossible to prevent BUT use some of the above tactics, visit your dermatology office and hopefully you can reduce the appearance of your cellulite and get back into your shorts and dresses with full confidence!