What is Cellulite?
As many as 90% of women have cellulite. Although there has yet to be a permanent cure for cellulite, for the first time a long-term, single treatment options is available in Cellulaze! How can you prevent or diminish cellulite without surgery?
The real reason why most women develop the dreaded “cottage cheese” skin follows below.
- Fat cells directly under the skin are stored in small “compartments” and these compartments are attached to the skin surface.
Fat cells can become too large for the natural fiber compartments which hold the skin; these compartments bulge and pull down the skin surface in the dreaded “dimples” of cellulite.
Contrary to popular belief, cellulite affects all women, independently on being overweight or thin . In fact, many otherwise in-shape children and thin, athletic women have cellulite. Genes greatly determine if you will develop cellulite. Girls as young as 10 can show cellulite. A good indication of whether or not you may develop cellulite is the particular appearance of your mother.
Since cellulite is primarily a female issue, we believe that the high levels of estrogen hormones affects the elasticity of the fat compartments under the skin,leading to the dimpling. It is unfortunate that today this appearance is not very well liked, as over the centuries it was a sign of fertile and healthy women!
Cellulite can also be worsened by lifestyle. Women who lead sedentary lifestyles also increase their chances of cellulite due to poor circulation in the skin and worse tissue tone.
The causes of cellulite are summed up in the list below. Understanding the leading causes of cellulite will help you manage and, when possible, prevent worsening or the onset of cellulite.
Causes of Cellulite
- Genetics and Heredity
Genes highly determine your chance of developing cellulite. It affects 90% of women and can be somewhat predicted by evaluating if your mother developed it.
Birth control increases cellulite formation by produce high levels of artificial estrogen, increasing water retention and reducing elasticity. Other medications that worsen cellulite are diet pills and alcohol intake.
- Sedentary Lifestyle
The results of a sedentary lifestyle, poor circulation and muscle tone, can cause cellulite development. Lack of exercise hardens the connective tissue in the skin which causes dimples.
- Crash Diets
Unregulated and unhealthy weight loss will lead to loss of tissue elasticity and poor circulation. Poor nutrition will also worsen cellulite by decreasing the availability of necessary protein and essential fatty acids that are important in skin elasticity.
- Not Enough Water
Drinking lots of water will help flush toxins out your body. Drinking plenty of water can help decrease cellulite by improving overall health and decreasing toxins that affect skin and other tissue elasticity.
- Poor Diet
A poor diet consisting of alcohol, processed foods, and caffeine contributes to cellulite since the toxins they produce get trapped in fatty tissue.
Smoking will affect your overall health and the well-being of your tissues. It decreases micro circulation and worsens the delivery of oxygen to the skin and other tissue, causing premature aging and hardening with loss of elasticity.
New Day Cellulite Solution
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