Sooner or later every woman faces the problem of cellulite. But if in winter you can somehow "disguise" this female imperfection, then in the spring it is impossible to do it. And ahead - summer, time for short shorts, swimsuits. What to do in this situation?
The main thing, of course, is not to panic. Cellulite is not as bad as it is said about it. It is better to try to "neutralize" its manifestations at the initial stage. But, in any case, reduce the symptoms of cellulite is possible for every woman. To do this, you need to understand what is cellulite and how to deal with it.
What is cellulite
According to experts, cellulite is an inflammation of the fibrous subcutaneous tissue. In fact, this cosmetic defect, which is a fatty deposits in the form of tubercles and nodules, localized in different places on the body. Most often cellulite appears on the hips, buttocks, stomach. Due to hormonal features, a strong half of humanity does not suffer from such a cosmetic defect.
Why is cellulite formed? The fat tissue of a man consists of adipocytes - cells that accumulate body fat reserves. Adipocytes have the ability to increase many times in volume. And at some point they are sandwiched between fibrous fibers. Then, and formed fat deposits, which are the cause of the formation of cellulite. Venous flow is difficult due to compression of the veins, there is swelling of the subcutaneous tissue. As a result, the smoothness and elasticity of the skin is lost, dimples are formed. And here it is, cellulite!
Cellulite does not appear in a few days, but in a few years. There are two scales for determining the stage of cellulite. One of them, consisting of eight stages, is used by cosmetologists. More common is the second scale, which determines the four stages of the skin condition.
Zero stage. Complete absence of cellulite.
The first stage. When you grasp your fingers with a small area of skin( 5-10 cm), after squeezing the skin has a hilly relief.
The second stage. The hilly relief is visible without additional compression.
Third article. The relief bumps are seen without compression, the compression is painful enough.
Causes of cellulite
In some women, cellulite manifests itself in a mild form, in others - more pronounced. What causes cellulite?
Specialists point to a genetic predisposition to such a skin defect. If a woman suffers from cellulite, there is a high probability that her daughter will also face this problem.
Incorrect food. With an unbalanced diet, many toxins and toxins form in the body. If the diet is a lot of fat, but not enough fiber, the body can not get rid of toxins. In addition, snacks on the go further exacerbate digestive problems, which is reflected on the skin condition.
Abuse of diets. If a woman observes a diet for a long time, the upper part of the body usually loses weight. Then, when gaining weight, the fat is even more intensively deposited on the hips, abdomen and buttocks.
Hormonal factor. With hormonal reorganization of the body, cellulite manifestations increase. This can be associated with puberty or a woman's pregnancy. The likelihood of the appearance of cellulite increases with the use of contraceptives or hormone therapy.
Hypodynamia and stress. As a result of lack of movement in the body stagnant phenomena increase, blood circulation slows down. Stresses have a very negative impact on all body systems - cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, urogenital, blood circulation. The general level of energy of the body decreases, there are problems of sleep. At the same time, fat accumulates intensively in the region of the thighs, abdomen, occiput. The general equilibrium of the organism is broken, and the prerequisites for the appearance of cellulite are created.
Wrong posture, bad habits. Poor posture contributes to an additional load on the circulatory system. The habit of crossing legs with sitting leads to difficulty in blood circulation due to the movement of veins on the legs. With prolonged immobility of the body, stagnant phenomena and fluid retention in the legs are formed. It is difficult for the blood circulation in the lower extremities to wear uncomfortable shoes with high heels.
Negative effects of alcohol and caffeine. Caffeine is considered the most dangerous substance that promotes the formation of cellulite. It prevents the full absorption of iron and other minerals and provokes the production of adrenaline. Because of this, there is a water imbalance in the body. Abuse of alcohol increases the number of free radicals - products of oxidative reactions.
Smoking. Nicotine is able to break vitamin C in the body. This leads to disruption of the oxygen metabolism, deterioration of the connective tissues, which keep the muscles and skin in a normal state.
How to get rid of cellulite
There are many ways and methods of getting rid of cellulite. Every woman can choose the ones that suit her. But, the main thing is to approach the solution of this problem in a complex way by selecting several effective methods.
Anti-cellulite diet. It is necessary to choose the right food. It is necessary to reduce the amount of saturated and trans fats in the diet. They are usually contained in processed food - semi-finished products, fast food, potato chips, butter, mayonnaise, ketchup, sauces. Gradually replace harmful fats with healthy ones that are in turkey or chicken breast without skin, salmon, tuna, avocado, nuts.
Water consumption. Water removes toxins from the body, increases the elasticity of the skin.
Complex of special exercises. The most effective method of getting rid of cellulite. Correctly chosen exercises strengthen muscles, reduce the maintenance of hypodermic fat, increase elasticity of a skin. Regular exercises can help to significantly reduce cellulite manifestations.
Anti-cellulite massage. Massage problem areas can improve the skin. It is good to apply any massage with anti-cellulite cream. Regular massage sessions can improve the subcutaneous circulation, the withdrawal of toxins, reduce the appearance of cellulite. After the massage you need to lubricate the skin with a moisturizing cream.
Anti-cellulite wraps. This procedure is a good assistant in the fight against this cosmetic defect. At home, we use algae, honey, therapeutic clay, essential oils. On the problem areas, apply a medicinal mixture and wrap it on top with a film. After that, lie down and cover yourself with a blanket. After 30-60 minutes, the mixture is washed off and a moisturizer is applied to the skin.
As you can see, there are a lot of ways to get rid of cellulite. A little patience, work - and you will be proud of your figure.