What Is Cellulite?
How is cellulite formed?
Cellulite can sneak up on us, gradually appearing as the dimpled, orange-peel-looking skin on our buttocks, thighs, stomachs, upper arms and most commonly, on the backs of our legs. So how does it get there?
Well, let’s consider the structure of our skin. Our hardworking, protective skin is made up of layers starting with the innermost hypodermis, followed by the dermis and finally the outermost epidermis.
The hypodermis, also known as the subcutaneous layer, is the deepest layer and contains our fat cells (adipose tissue) and connective tissues. The middle layer, the dermis, also has connective tissues such as collagen and elastin, along with sweat glands and hair follicles. The epidermis is the protective top layer, like the gift wrapping on a birthday present.
We all have fat cells in our hypodermis, but when they are enlarged by increasing fats and toxins in our system, pressure is placed on the connective tissues. These connective tissues are then compromised and their structure weakened by the imposing fat cells. This allows the fat cells – which are not all the same shape or size – to push up through the skin’s layers and create the irregular, dimpled effect seen as cellulite on the epidermis. Poor circulation and lymphatic drainage also contribute to the formation of cellulite, as does a lack of collagen due to age or genetics.
Can you reduce the appearance of cellulite?
Absolutely, but how? Start by removing foods high in saturated fats, salts and sugars from your diet, increasing your cardiovascular exercise and upping your water intake. Making these healthy changes will help to shrink fat cells, improve lymphatic drainage, increase circulation and remove toxins from your system. Less fats, toxins and excess fluid in your body means less fatty deposits in the cellulite-prone areas, thereby reducing the orange-peel effect on your skin.
Rebuilding and strengthening the skin’s connective tissues by stimulating collagen and elastin production is important too. This can be achieved through the use of cellulite creams such as our Body Slimfit Cellulite Reductor + Slimming Serum. This powerful serum addresses the causes of cellulite utilising innovative technology to speed up localised fat burning processes and block the metabolism of glucose into fat deposits. Unique ingredients stimulate circulation and provide nutrients to improve the resilience of the connective tissues. They also have a detoxifying effect, eliminating wastes and removing excess fluid.
Can exercising help reduce cellulite?
It certainly can. Exercise is the best way to improve circulation, develop more fat-burning muscle and stimulate lymphatic drainage to remove excess fluids, toxins and fats. The combination of cardiovascular exercise and weight-bearing exercise will help to reduce cellulite.
The other positive effect of exercise on cellulite is that muscle is an efficient fat-burning source, so the more muscle density you have the better you burn calories, with less fat going to your fat stores. Exercise also helps strengthen all of the connective tissues in your body and is a great mood booster too, meaning you are less likely to reach for unhealthy foods as a source of comfort. Try it!
What are the best products to help reduce cellulite?
The best products for reducing cellulite are those with the technology to penetrate beneath the epidermis to the deeper layers where cellulite starts and facilitate fat burning. In much the same way as muscle rubs like Deep Heat work, a good cellulite cream is absorbed deep down where the causes of cellulite occur.
Our Body Slimfit Cellulite Reductor + Slimming Serum uses innovative Lipid Suction Fat-Burner Technology to reduce cellulite. It speeds up the body’s fat burning processes and blocks the metabolism of glucose into fat. This unique cellulite treatment cream contains Soy Isoflavones, L-Carnitine and Spirulina Platensis extract which stimulate collagen production in the connective tissues and help to remove toxins from fat cells. The cream also contains extracts of Algae, which is packed with iodine, a mineral that helps to further detoxify, reduce fluids from redepositing and provide crucial hydration.
A number of other specialised fat burning actives can be found in our cellulite cream, and it is this combination of key actives targeting all aspects of cellulite treatment which makes it so successful. Caffeine Pro-complex, Fisetin and Raspberry Ketone work to effectively speed up localised fat metabolism and promote fluid drainage.
Simply applying this cream to problem areas twice daily is all you need to see a visible reduction in cellulite within four to six weeks of use. It’s that easy!