Cellulite, a thought that comes to us on a hot day in May as we’re scrolling through Instagram sipping on a glass of iced kefir water.
But what is cellulite exactly and how can we get rid of the orange peel effect?
Just in time for the sunny season, we decided to look into the most commonly accredited cosmetic theories on what causes this widespread “condition”.
To get a clearer idea of what it is and, in some small way, help our sisters boost their morale and beach prep!
CELLULITE: SO WHAT ARE WE DEALING WITH HERE?
What is often considered a simple beauty problem is actually an inflammation. And a condition involving micro-circulation in both veins and lymph vessels. Medically referred to as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP) this potentially nasty sounding name actually reveals a lot about the origins and characteristics of this “condition”.
Edematous → relates to stagnant liquids and toxins.
Fibrosclerotic → a condition that leads to the hardening of collagen fibres
Panniculopathy → A fatty panniculus that is inflamed and suffering means it can’t correctly service and clean venous and lymphatic micro-circulation.
HOW DOES THE FAMOUS, AND MUCH FEARED, “ORANGE PEEL” EFFECT COME ABOUT??
When localized adipose cells lying under the skin cannot properly digest fats they become bloated and invade the space between the cells. This creates the typical holes that are visible on the surface of the skin. Right at the heart of this issue is the breaking down of fats, which is an issue with the micro-circulation that manifests itself in oedema and inflammation. Then, as this tissue thickens, it causes small hard knots to form.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP CURE CELLULITE?
Firstly, cellulite isn’t something you should worry about one month before it’s time to hit the beach. Curing – or at least significantly improving it – is possible and doesn’t require too much sacrifice. You just have to be ready to embrace some good daily practises!
The main areas to focus on are:
– Stimulating venous and lymphatic micro-circulation.
– Getting more oxygen to the tissues.
– Eliminating stagnant liquids.
– Breaking down toxins that have accumulated over time.
– Fighting inflammation.
You can also think of this as a general go-to list for improving your overall health, beauty and wellbeing.
By improving our daily habits from a healthy point of view, we can also help to beat cellulite.
But wait what you really want is a list of sure fire ways to beat cellulite without making too many sacrifices, right?
Well then, we suggest you read this article right away: 10 “inside-out” tips for naturally curing cellulite.