Have you ever wondered why you have the little dimples on the hips and thighs?
Cellulite does not discriminate and can be seen on all shapes and sizes including those who are incredibly fit or slender. Cellulite is more common as we age, with our skin losing its elasticity and plumpness. Poor blood circulation is also believed to be a precursor in cellulite making an appearance. If there is less oxygen moving to various body parts, then there is less collagen being produced which would in turn weaken our connective tissue. Anything that weakens the connective tissue will increase the likelihood of visible cellulite making it easier for fat cells to protrude the layer just under the skin. With the above in mind, it's believed that genes, hormones, lifestyle, body fat percentage, and age can all play a big role when it comes to cellulite.
How to reduce cellulite?
For the most part, cellulite is really, really normal, and for many, unavoidable. It’s also, for the most part, completely harmless. Hence our absolute love for the ever-changing beauty standards emphasizing that cellulite is simply part of being a woman. If, however, one of your goals is to reduce the appearance of cellulite, we too understand.
Our top tips beyond mindset is to focus on natural and inexpensive ways to reduce its appearance. There is not a lot of evidence to support any cellulite busting products or methods, but what we do know is that by stimulating collagen production, decreasing fat mass and improving blood flow and lymphatic drainage we can maintain our connective tissues strength and likely reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Our top home remedies:
- Increased movement means increased blood flow and reduced body fat.
- Healthy Diet. A healthy diet can assist you in maintaining a healthy weight.
- Dry Brushing. There’s a reason we love our Body Buff. It’s known to stimulate blood and lymph flow, remove dead skin cells and may support your body’s natural detoxification process. Simply start at your feet, and gently brush upwards using long strokes prior to your bath or shower.
- Whether with a masseuse or an at home rub, massage helps to improve blood flow and rid the body of excess fluid which may make the dimples less noticeable.
- There are no products on the market that are known to cure cellulite, but a product with 0.3% retinol may improve your skins look and texture.