Cellulite tends to cause a lot of panic in women and has been doing so for decades. Cellulite is that dimpled-looking fat on your thighs, hips, butt, and belly. We all know it’s hard to get rid of, especially since in our DNA. Luckily, there are many things we can do to prevent it (or at least slow down its development).
Here are a few things that may be causing your cellulite:
- Sitting all day: Some of us are lucky enough to have a job that doesn’t require us to sit at a desk all day. For those of us that are, it is recommended standing up at your desk or a certain time portion of the day. You can also take small breaks to walk around your building. It’s all about making small changes in your daily routine so that you can easily stick to a healthier lifestyle.
- Lack of muscle: When you build up muscles, like in the back of your legs, you’ll be able to decrease the appearance of dimpling skin. The goal is to increase lean muscle mass, which is one of the best ways to decrease the appearance of cellulite in a significant way.
- Eating unhealthy foods: When you eat a lot of refined and processed foods, you are encouraging cellulite to form. Remember, our skin is the largest organ of detoxification in the body. Your bad diet will attempt partial secretion through the skin, where toxicities and metabolites bundle together in tissues. To combat this, make sure you eat a diet of nutrient-dense, natural foods.
- Inflammation: High levels of inflammation caused by stress, poor nutrition, and food intolerance can worsen cellulite. The more often your tissues are inflamed, the more swollen they will appear.
- Dehydration: Since the human body is made up of 60 percent water, it’s not surprising that dehydration contributes to cellulite buildup under the skin. When you don’t get enough water, toxic buildup in the fat cells makes it hard for the body to metabolize. This causes the cottage cheese texture of cellulite. Also, when your body is dehydrated, it causes thinner, weaker skin. When your skin is weakened, it has a higher chance of showing cellulite. Drink plenty of water to aid your body in metabolizing fat, get rid of toxins, and hide cellulite with thicker skin.
- Consuming too much salt: A diet heavy in salt can cause swelling, which influences the appearance of cellulite. Combined with not drinking enough water, the appearance of cellulite can be exaggerated.
- Too much sun exposure: The damage the sun can cause to our skin is the number one way to ruin the quality of your skin. Over time, it can give your skin a rough, aged appearance.
- Regular medical checkups: Having regular medical checkups is important for keeping track of your health. Not seeing your doctor puts you at risk of missing conditions like hormone imbalances with your thyroid or estrogen overload. Both of these can increase the appearance of cellulite.
- Genetics: Sometimes, trying to prevent cellulite from appearing is something we can’t control. AT some point, some us need to accept that we are genetically predisposed to getting cellulite. If your mother and grandmother have cellulite, you’ll more than likely get it. Also, you should remember that even if your mother and grandmother have never had cellulite, you’re not guaranteed to avoid it. This is especially true if you haven’t been following a healthy lifestyle.
At Skinlastiq, we offer patients a non-invasive cosmetic treatment to help them achieve their skin goals without the time, expense, and discomfort of cosmetic surgery. This includes diminishing the appearance of cellulite. Give us a call today at (650) 542-7055 to learn more about our treatment options.