Cellulite is very common and affects both men and women. However, women get cellulite much more often than men: between 80 and 90% of all women who have passed puberty have cellulite. For men, the figure is less than 10%.
Genetics, gender, age, body fat percentage and skin thickness determine how much cellulite you have and how visible it is. As we age, the skin loses elasticity, which can make cellulite more prominent. Weight gain or pregnancy can also increase the appearance of cellulite. Although people with obesity have more pronounced cellulite, it is not uncommon for slim people to notice cellulite as well. Cellulite describes fat deposits that are pressing against the connective tissues under the skin. It often appears on the thighs, abdomen and buttocks. Cellulite causes the surface of the skin to look lumpy and uneven or have dimples.
Although cellulite does not affect your overall physical health, it is considered very uncomfortable because of the way it looks. While you can't get rid of cellulite completely, there are ways to improve its appearance. A combination of exercise, diet and treatments can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Regular exercise increases muscle mass, which flattens cellulite. It also increases blood flow to certain areas of the body, which speeds up fat loss. Activities such as running, cycling or resistance training can help improve the appearance of cellulite.
A high calorie diet that contains high amounts of carbohydrates, sugar, fats, preservatives and salt can contribute to the development of cellulite. So, it would be good to avoid these types of foods. In addition, dry brushing helps to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems. A number of other benefits are attributed to the natural skin care method, including the removal of dead skin cells. When combined with a good anti-cellulite gel, waste products and toxins can be eliminated through the lymphatic system. This contributes to a finer skin texture and firmer thighs.