Let's Talk Cellulite
Cellulite - A word that makes us cringe, curse and cover up. It brings to mind dimples (not the cute kind), orange peel and cottage cheese.
Never is it associated with beauty. It is, for some, our best kept secret – but only by hiding, feeling insecure about our bodies and, simply, unattractive.
It doesn't care what size we are, how old we are, how much we exercise, or, seemingly, how healthy we are. It catches us unaware, and then we don't know how to make it go away.
True, it is more common in women; but it even finds its way into tormenting the lives of men. (For my boys out there that struggle – don't worry – I got your back. I have a special section just for you. And if you think you don’t have to worry, read on because it doesn’t look the same on our male counterparts.)
It's time we get to the bottom of this little curse, take control and get smooth, healthy, tight, beautiful skin.
For Quick Reference, This Cellulite Page Has 4 Sections:
Simply put, cellulite is fat pushing against the connective tissues of the skin. This creates the tell–tale lumpy, dimpled look we all fear.
Cellulite is NOT a fat problem (though excess fat will only increase the appearance). Cellulite is a SKIN problem.
The best visual example I have come up with is a basket – when the weave is tight, the contents within are not seen. If this weave loosens, what’s inside will press against the sides and bulge out.
To best understand this, we have to start with Understanding the Skin You're In.
Our focus is the connective tissues in both the dermis and hypodermis:
- Collagen – skin strenth
- Elastin – skin elasticity or spring
- Reticular Fibers – supportive framework (specifically of the lymphatic system)
- Glycosaminoglycans – gives skin it's plumpness
- Septae – anchor to connect skin to the underlying tissues and muscles
- Blood Vessels – transporting blood to and from the tissues, both feeding and removing toxins and waste.
As we will address in our Prevent It! section, our primary goal is to nourish these connective tissues. If our bodies get the materials they need to rebuild and regenerate, this will help limit the laying down of fibrin, which creates negative rigidity in these tissues (a primary concern when dealing with cellulite).
The first step in preventing it is to clearly understand what caused it. In this section, we'll review each cause and create a clear lifestyle program that puts you on the healthy road that cellulite doesn’t travel.
What causes it?
- Hormone Imbalance
- Holistic Program
Below, you will see At-Home Treatments for Cellulite, Professional Treatments for Cellulite, and Helpers for Cellulite Treatments. Explore each one, and see what works best for your cellulite removal goals. And don't forget to check out our Fake It 'Till You Make It! Section - to help you look your best while you clean up the mess.
Remember, all "Fix Its" start with "Prevent It." If you don't take care of what caused your cellulite in the first place, then ultimately, you'll just get it again– (IF you can even get rid of it without making those changes). You can do all of the intervention care that you want, and you'll just have to keep doing it. So, let's make the assumptions that you took my advice and move on.
Fix It! - At-Home Treatments for Cellulite
In this section, we list various tools that can be used in the comfort of your own home to treat the root causes of cellulite. For a product or program to make it into our Fix It! category, it must address more than just the fruit. Each of these tools will directly affect one or more of the causes of cellulite and they can be used in conjunction with one another. We also provide various cellulite removal programs to help you find the best way to for you to get rid of your cellulite based on your stage of cellulite, how aggressive you want to be in your treatment, and your budget.
- Derma Rolling
- Cupping Therapy
- At-Home Cellulite Removal Programs
Fix It! - Professional Treatments for Cellulite
There are various treatments offered by spas, clinics, and surgeons to aid you in getting rid of cellulite. Some of these treatments are the same methods used in the At-Home Treatments, but with the aid of a professional. Other professional cellulite treatments employ more aggressive tools, that are only available to professionals, and some will include surgery.
- Professional Needling Treatments (Derma Rolling)
- Professional Cupping Therapy
- Liposuction with Septae Severing
Fix It! - Helpers for Cellulite Treatments
Though these tools will not fix the root causes of cellulite on their own, they are very helpful when used in conjunction with any of the above treatments. We've included them in our Fix It! section, because they go beyond our next section of Fake It 'Till You Make It!
View each one to see how they will help you in your quest to get rid of cellulite.
- Finulite Cream
- Foam Roller
- Dry Brushing (Lymphatic Drainage)
- Deep Tissue Massage
Fake It 'Till You Make It!
This section is to help you look your best while you clean up the mess.
There are times when you need to look better now! Maybe you don't have time to worry about a long treatment or how to fix the real problem - you're just worried about this weekend.
Whether you are just looking for a "quick fix" or a true long term solution, we'll help you Fake It 'Till You Make It!