It is the nightmare of most women because it is difficult to combat: what is cellulite? Its consequences obsess us: orange peel, anti-aesthetic padded skin, relaxed skin in certain areas … Do you really know what it is and how to detect it?
What is it?
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Cellulite or superficial lipodystrophy is an accumulation of fat under the skin. It is composed of large adipocytes (fat cells), located under the skin of the thighs, buttocks, belly, and sometimes the arms, which become saturated with fat and hypertrophy. Adipocytes are like small bags that, once swollen, compress the lymphatic and blood vessels. Result: They can no longer ensure the good elimination of waste from the body and the good circulation of blood. Toxins and fluids are stored under the skin causing this “padded” or irregular appearance known as orange peel. Relaxed skin causes pain and complexity for many of us.
Where does Cellulite come from?
It can affect all women, both thin and not. Cellulite is not only unsightly and widespread, it is also particularly difficult to combat. It often results from the following factors:
- Heredity or genetic heritage that influences the number of fat cells and their size
- Life hygiene characterized by too rich and little varied food
- Sedentary lifestyle or lack of physical activity that causes fat accumulation
- Hormonal phenomena that favor its appearance but also stress
The three kinds
Three forms of cellulite are distinguished from each other: adipose cellulite, infiltrated cellulite, fibrous cellulite. Their behavior is different, easily identifiable thanks to the visual aspect or through touch. Thus, knowing them better will allow you to learn to fight against them.
She is the number 1 enemy of women, the most common. It generally results from an excess of fats and hygiene of life to be perfected, in this case, sedentarism is usually important. We find it at the level of the thighs, the buttocks (in the holsters), and the belly. It is not painful but its appearance reflects flaccidity.
It is rather hereditary or infiltrates the lives of those who have a sedentary life. Infiltrated cellulite formation is the consequence of strong fluid retention. It comes from lymph and blood circulation problems. Where is it concentrated? More on the legs and arms where it produces an orange peel effect. It is easily identifiable since it arouses the sensation of heavy legs.
It is rarer and also much more painful, fibrous cellulite is undoubtedly the most feared and the most difficult to combat. Installed deep inside, it is sometimes long-lived cellulite. Gives the skin a slightly purple color. It becomes hard and noticeable when hand pressure is exerted. All of this is due to a loss of flexibility by the collagen fibers that surround the adipocytes.
To fight cellulite, there is no miracle solution. However, certain daily habits deserve to be known. Reduce the orange peel appearance of the epidermis through solutions that bear fruit in the long term, without rushing. The secrets of smooth and tonic skin:
- Regular physical activity
- A balanced diet
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