Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why Do We Get Cellulite

Wednesday 20th January 2010

If you do not have cellulite you can undoubtedly consider yourself lucky.

As many as 90% of all women suffer with the condition and although there is no known cure for cellulite, there are a number of great products available to help the appearance of those 'cottage cheese' dimples that most of us are familiar with.

So, why do we get cellulite in the first place?

Doctors agree that cellulite is caused by poor elasticity in the skin, and of course, poor elasticity comes to us all with age. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite affects all women regardless of their age, weight or clothes size. Cellulite is an issue of fat cell and skin elasticity rather than weight loss or weight gain.

The appearance of cellulite can also be blamed on lifestyle. Women who have a history of crash dieting, have poor circulation and fluid retention can be more susceptible to those unforgiving deposits.

There are a number of other factors that may influence the appearance of cellulite. I have listed them below;

  • Genetics
    Genes highly determine your chance of developing cellulite. It is also primarily a female issue and affects 90% of women.
  • Not enough water
    Drinking lots of water will help flush toxins out your body. Since cellulite is a mixture of fat, water, and toxic wastes that the body has failed to eliminate, drinking plenty of water can help diminish cellulite.
  • Poor diet
    A poor diet consisting of alcohol, processed foods, and caffeine contributes to cellulite since the toxins they produce get trapped in fatty tissue. Some say that spicy foods can contribute
  • Smoking
    Here's another reason you should quit; smoking promotes cellulite by damaging the connective tissue in your body. This causes the dimpled effect in cellulite.
  • Medication
    Diet pills, sleeping pills and diuretics all lead to cellulite. Birth control also increases cellulite formation because of its tendency to produce high levels of estrogen. It also leads to water retention which inhibits the body from flushing the system of toxins, leading to the formation of cellulite.
  • Sedentary lifestyle
    The results of a sedentary lifestyle, poor circulation and muscle tone, can cause cellulite development. Lack of exercise hardens the connective tissue in the skin which causes dimples.
Although there are a huge number of probable causes of cellulite, there are as many products on the market than can help you diminish and improve the appearance of your cellulite. I found one product here that is currently offering a free trial and it is one that I will be trying out for myself.

See you again tomorrow!



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