What is cellulite and can it be reduced?
We all know the word cellulite. In fact, around 90% of us have some! When it comes to beauty, we tend to look straight for ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite or get rid of it altogether. But what actually is cellulite? And do beauty treatments and products offer a real solution?
What is cellulite?
Let’s keep things simple. Cellulite is a harmless skin condition. But many don’t like the look of it. But what causes it to happen?
Underneath the skin, fibrous cords are connected to both the muscle and the underside of the skin – with fat lining between. This fat can group into uneven pockets between the muscle and the skin, which pulls on and weakens these cords and presents on the surface of the skin as dimples.
How to Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite
From diet and movement to beauty hacks and treatments, let’s take a look at some of the ways to help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin.
One of the simplest and yet still super-effective solutions to help decrease cellulite is to drink more water. Drinking at least 2L of water every day helps to keep your fibrous cords below the skin strong and supple which, in turn, helps to keep your skin smooth.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet helps to keep your fat levels down and reduces inflammation within the body. Paired with drinking lots of water, this all helps to keep your connective fibres strong under your skin.
Dry Body Brushing
When done regularly – 2-3 times a week – dry body brushing can be a great way to work towards less cellulite. Dry brushing helps to boost circulation and your natural collagen production for firmer and more – looking youthful skin.
Helping to promote healthy cell function and renewal of cells, pair your dry body brushing routine with a body scrub twice a week. Buffing away dead skin cells and smoothing out the skin will all help towards reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Nourishment – Oil and Body Cream
Following dry body brushing and body scrubs, adding a very rich oil or creamy body butter cream to your routine can help achieve less cellulite. When applying, massage the oil or cream into the skin which will continue to promote healthy circulation.
Aiding lymphatic drainage of toxins and promoting and boosting healthy circulation, cupping is known to help improve cellulite. Why not try it at home as part of your regular self-care routine? The massaging action of cupping helps to even the distribution of fat pockets under the skin, aiming for a smoother and firmer result.
Exercising, stretching and becoming stronger can all help to strengthen the fibres in our bodies that are weakened by the lining of fat between them and our skin. So, regular exercising will always be a great solution to help combat the appearance of cellulite.
Deadlifts and squats are just some of the great exercises you can do to help with cellulite.
If you’re looking to achieve visibly smoother-looking skin, the best solution is to choose a combination of health and beauty methods to combat cellulite. Drinking plenty of water, choosing a healthy and balanced diet and working out when you can, will always work in tandem with a beauty product or treatment for cellulite.
Take a look at some of The CultFace products that focus on ingredients that actively work to help reduce the appearance of cellulite for smoother and firmer skin.
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