Top 7 Cellulite treatments for reduction and minimizing orange peel skin
Cellulite is something 90% of women struggle with so you’re not alone! It’s one of those dreaded things that’s hard to avoid. What is cellulite? What causes it? And most specifically how to get rid of it and the best cellulite treatments that aren’t expensive or invasive.
How to get rid of cellulite is one of the most asked questions to nutritionists and at spas. Thankfully, effective treatments are out there and it’s never too early or too late to start working on anti-cellulite treatments. Whether that’s natural ones or more invasive.
How to get rid of cellulite | Natural and cheap treatments
Nobody likes cellulite! Yet it affects us at any age and of any shape. Listen to the Glamour and Gains podcast, watch the video or read on to find out how to get rid of cellulite or read on.
Glamour and Gains Podcast: How to get rid of cellulite naturally
What is cellulite?
If you have it, you’re not alone; it affects 90% of women and 10% of men (Scientific American). As women age and estrogen starts decreasing, from as young as 25, you may start seeing the appearance of cellulite.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by any number of things. But one of the reason women are more prone to it is that Estrogen has an impact on the blood vessels. So when estrogen decreases, you have decreased circulation, meaning less oxygen and nutrition to those trouble spots.
This, along with a decrease in collagen production and an increase in size of fat cells means they begin protruding through the collagen. This is when they become the visible, bumpy fat we call cellulite aka orange peel skin.
Women also have 2 kinds of adrenergic receptors. One (alpha receptor) which causes fat cells to produce fat and one (beta receptor) that breaks down fat. However, nature can be cruel and for every one beta receptor in the thigh, there are nine alpha receptors!
Why do Women have more cellulite than men?
Women produce more estrogen than men; estrogen makes fat whereas testosterone breaks down fat. It’s so unfair right? Additionally, men have one layer of fat throughout their entire body and a one-to-one alpha and beta receptor ratio.
Why are teenagers getting cellulite?
What are the different grades of Cellulite
There are 4 grades of cellulite:
0: no visible cellulite.
1: You can pinch the skin and see a cottage cheese–like texture.
2: Visible cellulite on the legs standing.
3: Visible cellulite when you look in the mirror or lie down. This stage is very hard to treat.
How to get rid of cellulite?
Pro tips on how to reduce cellulite by minimizing and preventing it.
There are 3 treatable components of cellulite:
To address the collagen.
Reduce your body fat.
To increase circulation.
More tips on how to get rid of cellulite
By becoming more active, choosing organic foods, and wearing underwear that doesn’t have elastic across the buttocks that cuts off the circulation. If you have VPL, your underwear’s too tight.
This piece started off very simplistically with the video but after doing more research, I learned a few new things myself.
Did you ever notice that cellulite is always underneath where the underwear elastics go?
If you draw an invisible line where the cellulite is, you will see where the panty lines are. So if you can’t afford reduction treatments, invest in new underwear. Time to get yourselves some thongs girls if you don’t already or at least underwear that fits.
How to reduce cellulite with your nutrition
Will your diet help to reduce cellulite? Absolutely! The problem in the Western World is both quantity and quality. Although we’re wising up, there are still way too many of us that eat not just far too much food but too much of all of the wrong, processed foods. This is then compounded by inactivity and long hours sitting and do nothing.
That’s just a recipe for encouraging orange peel skin whatever size you are. It’s not just eating less fat, or eating less sugar. More importantly, it’s hormone balance along with having to eat nutritiously and having to move.
Is cellulite genetic?
How big a role do genetics play?
7 tips on how to get rid of Cellulite, minimize and prevent it
I haven’t included any ‘miracle’ creams that promise a quick fix as miracle cream has still yet to be discovered!
- Eat a healthy diet.
I’m talking anti-oxidants such as berries, citrus fruits, veggies, and green tea to help defend against free radicals. Replace saturated fats with healthy omega-3 fats e.g. oily fish, flaxseed, fish oils, and nuts to help with blood circulation.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do gentle dry body brushing to improve circulation.
- Minimize toxins both the ones you eat and apply.
To prevent a build-up of toxins in the body. Remove or limit toxins like tobacco, alcohol, coffee, processed foods, high levels of sugar and chemical additives.
- Sweat to help detoxify and encourage circulation
- Wear underwear that fits
If you’re a doctor or health professional I’d love to hear more thoughts and advice. Please leave them in the comments below, thank you.
Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.