Cellulite, also known in the medical field as: fibrositis, adiposis edematosa, status potrusus cutis, and dermatopanniculosis deformans- just to name a few. They all refer to the same thing, the uneven, bumpy appearance of skin. Though its various names make it sound like a disease to be treated aggressively, researchers have long dismissed this claim and its simple to combat cellulite.
More than 90% of women will experience some degree of cellulite visible on the skin for a variety of reasons. The main reason revolves around genetic predispositions that inherently accompany the territory of womanhood.
Researchers hypothesize that the different structure of female’s fat deposits and connective tissue under the skin compared to those of men explain cellulite’s prevalence in women. Fat cells press on the thin upper layers of skin and the underlying connective tissues hold the skin down tight, causing the bumpy features associated with cellulite.
With these genetic and structural reasons in mind, researchers have found a few strategies that will combat cellulite and reduce the presence and appearance of bumpy skin.
Treatments to combat cellulite
- Dry brushing is a method in which you stimulate circulation in the upper layers of skin. This aids in the flushing out of excess fluids that may be present. Dry brushing may produce a temporary reduction in dimpling, but many consumers seek more sustainable and effective treatment options.
- Conceptually, products incorporating caffeine help induce lipolysis, the process of breaking down stored fat. This helps decrease localized girth and swelling, a key component in treating cellulite around the thighs and glutes.
- The most important thing to remember with topical treatments is consistency. Research articles conclude that regular use of products sustains their positive effects of reducing the appearance and severity of cellulite. However, without consistent use, they are not likely to yield the desired outcome.
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