There are various opinions among experts when it comes to defining cellulite. But, what they all agree on is that, today, cellulite is an aesthetic problem of a great portion of female population. One of the main subjects of female conversations is how to get rid of cellulite, anti cellulite massage, anti cellulite cream, anti cellulite diet, cellulite forum, experiences with cellulite… These subjects become more frequent just before holidays and vacations when the weather is nice. But the problem of removing cellulite from legs and backside requires a series of actions, including changes in everyday life, such as applying adequate treatments so as to obtain the desired effect of smooth, sleek skin, without the orange-peel look.
Cellulite is gelatinous matter comprised of waste products, fat and water drops which appear after nutrient transfer in the body. In time the surrounding healthy issue is under tension, there is no regular nutrient transfer and waste products are accumulated.
One of the misconceptions is that cellulite is related to obesity (because it can mostly be observed in obese people), but it can appear in slender people, during puberty (due to the elasticity of the young skin it may remain invisible for some time).
The causes of cellulite:
- the genetic factor plays an important role
- disbalance of endocrine and metabolic processes
- irregular diet (skipping meals and unhealthy food)
- low fluid intake
- insufficient physical activity (sedentary lifestyle)
- pour vein and lymph circulation
There is data which indicates that the following may cause cellulite: (stress, alcohol, smoking, liver disorders, excessive sunbathing which speeds up the aging process of the skin, obesity, pregnancy cellulite, eating processed, unhealthy food, tight clothes, uncontrolled use of medications…).
difference in the composition of the subcutaneous fat tissue, which consists of fat cells (lipocytes) grouped into layers. The binding barriers between the layers are built of collagen and elastic fibers between which are the lymph and blood vessels. The structure of the layers and the position of the barriers is one of the main reasons for the occurrence of cellulite in women (the barriers are placed vertically in relation to the skin), while in men the barriers are crossed and thus they create a network so that they do not allow the protrusion of the clotted and packed layers towards the skin.
Cellulite may be:
- Solid (most commonly in younger people)- tied to the muscles, hard to separate from the tissue.
- Soft – it occurs later, with aging when skin loses elasticity.
Most commonly it occurs on legs and backside (the part of body that you sit on), knees, calves, abdomen, arms…
According to the changes that occur cellulite may be divided into four stages and it is considered that the changes in the first stage are reversible while the changes in the other stages can be only mitigated and temporarily removed.
The pinch test is performed so that on the outer side of the thigh skin is pinched between the thumb and the index finger. In this way the wrinkles in the skin may be inspected.
Description of the wrinkles:
- Negative test – no orange-peel look
- Positive test, no external signs on the skin when standing and lying
- Orange-peel look when standing but not when lyingri ležanju
- Orange-peel look both when standing and lying
- Pain during the test
Solving the problem primarily requires the changing of unhealthy lifestyle.
Diet must be rich in fruit and vegetables (ensure regular bowel movements), avoid sugar, coffee, fizzy drinks, alcohol, artificial and chemical products, red meat, salt…, have a sufficient intake of fluids through the day. There are anti cellulite diets, anti cellulite teas – but they should be used after consulting your doctor.
Physical activity – must be controlled by an expert because any overexertion leads to the opposite effect, i.e. more lactic acid and other waste products are formed as well as cellulite. There are various anti cellulite exercises, as well as a large number of aesthetic treatments which help in the reduction of cellulite (mesotherapy, cavitation, radio wave lifting..).
There is a large number of cosmetic products on the market when it comes to anti cellulite massage (either manual or acupuncture), anti cellulite creams are applied to the skin and their active components lead to the reduced visibility of cellulite.
Anti cellulite tracksuit (Magcelfit) is a product designed from materials which are dermatologically tested to suit even the most sensitive skin. It contains magnets whose strength is determined in accordance with the standards and the acknowledged beneficial effects on blood flow, oxygen and nutrient transfer into the fat tissue and its rapid disintegration. Among the effects is also lymph drainage, swelling and pain reduction and greater elasticity and sleekness of the skin.