09.24.07

Who Gets Cellulite?

Posted in Cellulite at 3:27 pm

Cellulite is a condition mainly affecting women. It begins to appear in girls around the age of 14 and increases as we mature and the subcutaneous skin layer thins and redistributes. Cellulite often forms in postnatal women and those who take birth control pills because the waste system can’t get rid of the enormous flow of estrogen in the body. Cellulite can develop after a traumatic injury if the circulatory system has been disturbed. A sedentary lifestyle leads to a hardening of the connective tissue, causing a dimpling of the skin.

Men rarely develop cellulite because their network of fat cells occurs deep in the skin. If you were to look at a map of the female body from the inside out, you would see that the cells are smooth in shape and nearly reach the surface of the skin, causing a dimpling effect. Men’s cells are shaped more sharply and reside deeper in the skin, rarely poking through to cause the ripples we associate with cellulite.

When it comes to a cellulite solution, don’t expect miracles. But by combining good eating and exercise habits with stress reduction smoother body skin can result. An increase in circulation through massage definitely provides an assist. The key to preventing and fighting cellulite is to purify the body with a combination of exercise, a healthy diet, tension reduction and proper circulation.

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