It's terrible, but the fact remains: 90 percent of women have cellulite in one form or another. And while you can't do anything about it (more on that later), you can find out everything about what it is, why it happens and whether you can get rid of it. We have prepared for you 5 of the most evil myths about cellulite, which it’s time to get rid of your head once and for all. They will not help you!
Cellulite can only be overweight people.
Not. Cellulite (fat under the skin that looks bumpy because it puts pressure on the connective tissue, causing the formation of dimples), is a disappointment. Although overweight can make it more visible, aging, genetics, weight fluctuations and even sunburn affect cellulite. And this can happen to women of all shapes and sizes.
Weight loss will make cellulite disappear
Because weight fluctuations are a key factor in the presence of cellulite, weight loss can actually aggravate its appearance, depending on how you lose it. An intense diet is obviously not healthy, but it can also make cellulite more noticeable, since losing a lot of weight quickly leads to the skin losing its elasticity, so attention shifts to already existing wrinkles on the skin.
Cardio is a good fight against cellulite
First of all: yes, exercise can strengthen the tissue under the dimpled skin. But it can not happen on the treadmill. You really have to use dumbbells to smooth the skin at a muscular level. (Then any additional cardio will help you cope with these weight fluctuations.)
Creams that make the skin more elastic relieve cellulite
Sorry guys. Despite the fact that their compositions can make you believe it, not a single cream (without a prescription or prescription), as proven, will not relieve permanent cellulite. Some products, especially those that contain retinol, may temporarily reduce the appearance of small dimples, but in the long run there is not a single cream (so far) that solves this problem.
Liposuction can make cellulite less noticeable.
Not only is it expensive and painful, liposuction can actually aggravate cellulite, due to the fact that you are fiddling with the distribution of fat, it can lead to bad skin with spots where there were none before. Instead, stick to your gymnastics — and perhaps just admit that literally everyone has dimples.