What is cellulite?
Cellulite is an inflammation of fat deposits which become completely saturated and could not be evacuated naturally. These fat deposits blocked lipids’ circulation and especially lymph circulation which is vital for transporting toxins to organs where toxins will be treated and evacuated. As toxins could not be evacuated anymore, they will accumulate themselves and will create an inflammation into specific areas. This inflammation will be getting worst with low or poor blood circulation. Another consequence of cellulite problem is an aesthetic consequence: the skin is compressed by inflammation and is going to lost its elasticity. Soon after, skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance which is a specific characteristic of cellulite. But what we are seeing is just a reflection of a bad inside disorder.
Between 80 and 90 percent of women may experience cellulite at some point in their lives.
There is 3 main type of cellulite: adipose, aqueous and fibrous cellulite. Depending on your type of cellulite, the ways to eliminate it are different! For that reason, you must know how to distinguish these different types of cellulite.
This type is the easiest to get rid of because it is generally due to bad eating habits and sedentariness. Adipose cellulite is only visible when you pinch your skin or in certain positions and is not painful. It is the typical cellulite of women who are suffering from obesity or slightly overweight. Fat deposits are directly located around the waist, becoming the famous ‘saddlebags’ and around the belly.
The keys to getting rid of adipose cellulite are: losing body fat, firming the muscle underneath the skin, following a low-carb diet, and boosting circulation and blood flow. Firstly, try to adopt a healthier diet by reducing fat and sugar intakes. Eating a low-fat diet consisting of lean proteins and veggies is one way to lose body fat. Avoid sugar, starches, alcohol and processed foods and increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Firming the muscle underneath the cellulite will help smooth the skin’s appearance. Focus on strength-training moves that build up the hamstrings, quads, buttocks, and hips. Aim for training the lower body at least two times a week, increasing the weight over time to challenge your muscles.
A lot of women suffer from this type of cellulite: aqueous cellulite is due to bad blood circulation and usually comes with water retention. The texture of the skin is close to orange peel, your skin tissues are swollen and your skin isn’t soft. When blood and lymphatic circulation is not working properly, fat deposits stagnate and cellulite appears under the skin. Aqueous cellulite appears without pinching your skin and usually comes with tired legs.
To get rid of aqueous cellulite you will need to do 3 things: avoiding salt in your diet, drinking more water and improving blood circulation. Enhance your blood circulation by getting massages and doing regular exercise that involves strength training and cardio. Taking showers that switch from hot to cold can also boost circulation. This type of cellulite can be treated with a good lymphatic drainage in order to help your body get rid of toxins. Usually, the technique used is called palper rouler or rolling massage made by a professional who massages your skin from toes to head, by making little pressures to enhance blood circulation. You can also eat more fruits and vegetables which will help to reduce water retention. Finally, you can add food supplement in your diet in order to fight against water retention by using silver birch, ginkgo, horse chestnut, garlic or vine leaf.
This type is the hardest to get rid of and get smooth skin. This type of cellulite feels hard when you touch it and can sometimes be painful. Fibrous cellulite is very visible and makes your skin look bumpy and uneven. Getting rid of this type of cellulite will need time and effort, so you must stay motivated, it is not impossible! Fibrous cellulite is due to collagen fibers which have been developed around really old fat deposits. This cellulite is old and has been hardened with time. Because fibrous cellulite is old and stocked by collagen, it is the most difficult cellulite to treat.
Fibrous cellulite is stimulated by sedentariness, being overweight and bad eating habits. It is essential to add physical activity to your weekly routine, try to exercise at least twice a week. You can go for a walk, a bike rid or exercise at home, you have a lot of choices! You will need as well to change your eating habits: ban all sweets and processed foods from your diet. Say no to sodas and industrial fruit juices. You can swap them with infusions, tea or water with lemon juice and sliced fruit.
5 French cellulite treatment creams
Daily massage over the affected areas will help to increase blood flow and reduce fluid build-up. This can be done with a body brush or by hand. It’s particularly effective at reducing cellulite on the legs and buttocks but needs to be done consistently for a few weeks to see results. Alongside massage, the regular use of a cellulite treatment cream can help improve the appearance of dimpled skin. Some of these include caffeine, vitamins, and minerals to help fat breakdown. Here are 5 of the best French cellulite treatment creams that I’ve tested to get rid of cellulite.