What causes cellulite?

Most women dread the thought of stipping off to their bathers. Regardless of size, cellulite is the bane of most women’s lives, and can really affect self-confidence. It lurks mainly n the lower body, specifically the buttocks, back of legs and thighs and, occasionally, the abdomen. But what is it?

Fibres hold our skin to our muscle forming chambers with fat cells lying in between. As fat cells grow or accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down creating an uneven surface or dimpling cellulite is also more common with ageing, when the skin loses elasticity.

A swim in the sea really gets the circulation going, and that’s something we can all do for free!

The are three types of cellulite, hard, soft and edematous, and it tends to run in families – so genetics might play the biggest role in whether you develop cellulite. An inactive lifestyle also can increase the chances of having cellulite, as can pregnancy.

The six main causes of Cellulite are:
1. Enlarged fat chambers just under the skin
2. Damaged collagen fibres (which exacerbate the next cause)
3. Loss of skin elasticity
4. Poor blood flow
5. Metabolic waste
6. Hormonal and genetic

If you would like to get rid of your cellulite, radio frequency is a very good way of tightening up the skin whilst bursting the fat cells beneath.

Even with medical intervention, cellulite will sadly, never fully disappear – but we can help ourselves:

• Body Brush and use ZO Cellulite Control Creme
• Drink lots of water to flush out toxins
• Take regular exercise to increase blood circulation and therefore oxygen and nutrients to tissues.
•  A swim in the sea really gets circulation going, and that’s something we can all do for free!

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