Myths Regarding Cellulite and How To Get Rid of It

Cellulite is a huge problem and affects over 90% of the population all over the world, although there is no cure for it, there are several things that can be done to improve it. Unfortunately as more women look for a solution that will help them with this problem, many myths have been revealed. Understanding what cellulite is, and how it can be helped is essential to ensure that you do not fall foul of the myths.

Although there is now quite a lot of research into cellulite, many companies still rely on peoples lack of knowledge where the cellulite is concerned. The changes in your skin are the reason for the cellulite, and often it is evident by the dimpling effect on your lower limbs, and abdomen. Cellulite is an actual description of the condition, and not the condition itself.  The term cellulite began to be used in the 1920’s, and in the late 1960’s became well known.

Many magazines and beauty columns began to use the word, and explain to women why they had this orange peel effect. Many doctors claim that it is not a medical condition, and simply a normal condition that occurs.  Although there is more known about cellulite today there are still several different myths that people experience, and unfortunately are often fooled by.  

Only Women Are Affected

The first thing that people often believe is that only women are affected by cellulite, and this is very untrue. Although a larger proportion of women do have the condition, men can also have it.  Men that have lower levels of particular hormones are more likely to experience it.  Men often are not concerned about their physical appearance hence why they do not seek help for cellulite. Women tend to wear clothing that causes attention to the trouble spots, and this is why people notice it more.

Cellulite Can Be Removed By Liposuction?

Many people believe that cellulite can be removed by liposuction; however, this is very untrue and can actually make the problem far worse.  The cellulite is caused by the fat directly underneath the surface of the skin, and liposuction removes the fat further inside the body. Therefore, the liposuction does not touch the problem area at all.  After you have had the liposuction, you will find that the skin and cellulite becomes more evident, and flabby.  If you want to remove the cellulite, liposuction is not the way forward.

Exercise Gets Rid of Cellulite?

Although exercise does help your body to remain trimmed, and looking great it doesn’t actually help with cellulite.  Although a good exercise routine will not eliminate the problem areas, it can help to maintain them. The cellulite is caused due to a hormone imbalance, and no amount of exercise can solve this problem. You will in fact see personal trainers that have elements and areas of cellulite although they are small. Burning the fat on your body can help to reduce the chance of getting any further cellulite.

Drinking Water Helps Cellulite?

Drinking plenty of water can help with many different health problems, and can make you feel and look so much better. However, it doesn’t help with cellulite, and can cause the problem areas to be more prominent.

Excess water can cause your skin to appear even more rippled, and manufacturers of cellulite creams work on drawing the excess water from your skin.  Although it may seem strange, you are often actually recommended to drink products with caffeine to help dehydrate your skin. Your cellulite will appear tighter, and smoother.

Poor Diet Causes Cellulite?

Food and drink has always been a common myth as the cause of cellulite, however, this is untrue.  Healthy eating is of course recommended, and you should try to eat the best produce that you can, cooked, and prepared in a healthy way.  There are no specific foods that can help with your cellulite, and the only way to determine if they are helping at all is to ensure that you live a healthy lifestyle. 

Overweight people are thought to have more cellulite, but this is also untrue, and very slim people can have just as much. There is also no exact age for when you may get cellulite, and some very young girls do suffer from it.  People believe that only older women get the skin condition, however, this is also untrue, and you need to look at your genetics. If your mother has cellulite, there is a large chance that you will also suffer from it.  Hopefully, being better informed will save you a great deal of time, and effort, and allow you to work on the things that do actually work.