Orange peel. Cottage cheese skin. Two rather grim phrases that describe what can be found in over 80% of women: cellulite. That’s right, cellulite affects most women, whether they are Victoria’s Secret models or not. There is a lot of misinformation and tons of myths about cellulite out there, such as ‘losing weight will reduce cellulite’ (wrong: unless you’re working to build muscle at the same time, it won’t disappear) or ‘thin women don’t get cellulite’ (again, wrong: anyone of any shape or size can get cellulite). So, if you’re one of the 80% of women who’s got cellulite, what are your options?
Professional Cellulite Treatment
Companies such as the Pulse Light Clinic provide professional cellulite treatments in London and elsewhere. These treatments can reduce cellulite using a completely non-surgical and non-invasive way using infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy, vacuum and roller massage. The infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency heats up the innermost layer of the skin evenly to stimulate the growth of new cells, resulting in decreased skin laxity and body volume. The vacuum and roller massage stimulate the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to improve the texture of the skin. Together, this can decrease the signs of cellulite with the added perk of body contouring and fat reduction. Contact Pulse Light Clinic to book in a free consultation and patch-test on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 523 5158.
A Healthy Diet
Although a healthy diet alone won’t make cellulite disappear, it does still play an important role in keeping the signs of cellulite at bay. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid salty foods that can cause fat cells to swell and make cellulite more pronounced. Meanwhile, fruit, vegetables, wholegrain foods and food that is rich in fibre can help remove toxins from the body, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Apart from being a great way of reducing your stress levels and overall health, regular exercise can also help to reduce cellulite by getting rid of excess fat. As the new year is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to take up swimming, cycling or an exercise class once or twice a week! Cardio is a great way to build muscle and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Yoga can also help reduce cellulite by improving the tone of your muscles.
Whatever you decide to do, it’s important to remember that cellulite is just so common, and is found in women of all shapes, sizes and ages! Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will not only help reduce the signs of cellulite, but it will also help you feel like a much better person overall!
*This post is in collaboration with Pulse Light Clinic.*