Almost all women have experienced cellulite. The first sign of cellulite is swelling, along with pulling the skin inward, in the affected area, which causes the beautiful protrusions of the female body to give way to roughness and unevenness. In cellulite, subcutaneous fat advances into the connective tissue and gradually becomes hard and dense. Cellulite has nothing to do with obesity and thinness, and it can be seen even in thin people who are not overweight. Cellulite is very common, so more than 85% of women suffer. Cellulite is a beauty problem and causes deformity and puffiness of the lower body, especially the thigh.
I have repeatedly heard from patients dealing with cellulite that: every time they look at their body, they get depressed and despair and lose self-confidence. Cellulite can be seen in all age groups, from teenagers to young adults and older adults. The most common places where cellulite is formed are the thighs. Although the legs, hips, and stomach are also affected by cellulite.
As mentioned earlier, cellulite is the accumulation of fat under the subcutaneous connective tissue fibers, which gradually causes the affected area’s skin to be drawn inward and the skin surface to become uneven. With the continued accumulation of fat, the pressure inside the fat tissue increases and causes the blood vessels and lymphatic channels to close. In this way, the delivery of oxygen and necessary nutrients to the tissue and the discharge of carbon dioxide, toxins, and waste products from the cellulite tissue are disturbed.
As a result, the fuel and structure of the cells are disturbed. It is for this reason that the standard treatments for obesity, such as diet and physical activity, all types of slimming drugs, and even surgery for the treatment of cellulite, are not effective.
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When the way to access the tissue, i.e., the blood and lymph vessels, is blocked, delivering the medicine to the tissue affected by cellulite is impossible. Also, where the cellular metabolism is disturbed, the metabolic processes that lead to the breakdown of fat need to be carried out correctly. In simple words, cellulite is a therapeutic dead end, and many people who suffer from cellulite may think that there is no way to get rid of this condition.
In this article on Drhealthandbeauty, we review some simple and low-cost methods that help to prevent cellulite. Although these recommendations are not a substitute for standard medical treatments, they can be helpful in addition to treatment methods.
One of the ways to prevent cellulite is a healthy lifestyle. Eat more protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and avoid excess fat, salt, sugar, and alcohol. Regular consumption of protein supplies the body with amino acids and prevents cellulite.
Avoiding stress and stressful situations and getting enough sleep at night helps to prevent cellulite. Stress causes the release of hormones that aggravate cellulite. Research results have shown that healthy eating, consumption of fresh foods of plant origin, avoiding consumption of Processed meats and cheeses (such as sausages and sausages and pizza cheese), fast foods and types of pizza, canned goods, alcohol, and sugary drinks and cola, margarine, etc. also play a significant role in the prevention and treatment of cellulite.
In most cases, cellulite is formed in people who do not have an active lifestyle. People with low physical activity have severe cases of cellulite. Regular exercise is one of the best methods. Most people think they should do cardio, but weight training is more effective in reducing cellulite because it strengthens the connective tissues of the muscles. Ideal exercises include squats, lunges, and leg presses because they target the areas most prone to cellulite.
Another suitable exercise is yoga, which improves the body’s lymphatic flow. Many leading yoga and pilates instructors recommend movements targeting cellulite-prone areas and preventing cellulite.
Staying hydrated is essential for healthy skin. Drinking plenty of water effectively removes toxins from the body and tightens the skin. Dehydrated skin is prone to wrinkles, lines, and cellulite. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Drink more water on days when you are outside or doing physical activity.
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Cellulite chambers under the skin, which increase layer by layer, can become suitable for accumulating all kinds of toxic substances in the body. When the body does not get enough water, the feeling of hunger is intensified, and as a result, there will be a possibility of unwanted weight gain and fat storage. Water is one of the most critical needs of the body for proper functioning. Drinking enough water helps to eliminate toxins from the body and prevent cellulite. At the same time, proper hydration also helps to clear and brighten the skin.
So remember to drink fluids throughout the day and at regular intervals and meet your body’s need for this vital fluid. Also, be sure to include drinking a glass of lukewarm water as soon as you wake up. Drinking water mixed with lemon juice or honey in the morning also has countless benefits for the body. Fruits and vegetables have much water and help deal with dehydration.
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Keep your skin fresh and young with a skincare routine. The two main pillars of any routine should be cleansing (to remove impurities) and moisturizing (to retain water in the skin). Regular exfoliation of the skin surface using a body scrub can also help remove dead skin cells. Using sunscreen is also effective in preventing sun damage.
Massage is very effective for cellulite prevention; during a massage, pressure is applied to the skin depth and causes cellulite accumulation to be crushed, and by improving blood circulation in the area, toxins and waste materials are removed through the lymphatic system.
One of the most effective and simple home remedies for cellulite is dry brushing, which increases blood circulation and removes toxins from the body. Using special body brushes made of natural fibers and dry massage on the skin for 5 minutes and repeating this process every time before taking a bath for several months works wonders in reducing cellulite.
Scrubs help to get rid of dead cells and regenerate healthy cells, and massaging it in the area with cellulite is effective. Coffee scrub, mountain cedar oil, seaweed, apple cider vinegar, green clay, and coconut oil can be used as a scrub.
Cellulite is the sunken appearance of some people’s skin on their hips and thighs. Cellulite is much more common in women than in men, and this is due to the difference in the distribution of fat cells, muscles, and connective tissue in the skin of men and women. Fat deposits that put pressure on the connective tissues under the skin cause cellulite and lead to changes in the appearance of the skin. Doctors call cellulitis edematous fibrosclerotic radiculopathy (EFP).
There are some things that you can follow to prevent cellulite that we talked about in this article.
Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.