1. Cellulite is simply fat
False. Cellulite is mainly the result of poor circulation of the blood and drain. Bad circulation occurs when we took a sedentary lifestyle. If we take care of the weight and move a bit, the blood circulation is activated.
Two. Cellulite is hereditary
True. As some families are susceptible to certain diseases, the ability to inherit a tendency to cellulite on the skin there. However, hormones, balanced diet and lifestyle play an important role too, so if your mom and grandmother have or had cellulite, it does not mean you can not help it. Therefore, the earlier you start taking care of yourself, the better.
Three. Having cellulite means you’re overweight
This is one of the most common myths and can be very frustrating for people who are not overweight. More than 80 percent of women in the Western world have cellulite on the skin to some degree and this includes people thin and even supermodels (Tyra Banks has admitted to having cellulite).
Keeping weight is important to avoid “yo-yo”, which causes cellulite worse. If you have a healthy weight according to your height and age, do not try to lose more in an attempt to reduce cellulite. Most likely will not get anything.
April. The cellulite worsens as you age
Unfortunately, for most of us, this is true, Cellulite begins to form as soon as estrogen levels increase with puberty, and we must remember that cellulite is a degenerative disease. As you grow older, we tend to be less active and the skin becomes thinner.
As a result of the passage of time, the fat cells become larger, reduces circulation over amount of fluid is trapped and the effect of skin wrinkling by cellulite more apparent. To stop unnecessary amounts of toxins that accumulate, we must reduce the caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
May. Water improves cellulite
False. It will not fix the situation. However, it is desirable to achieve the goal to drink 1.5 liters of water a day, thus we maintain healthy lymphatic system and helps eliminate toxins, while maintaining an optimum level of water levels in the skin.
Do not drink too much, because the swelling that is caused by drinking too much water under the skin can make cellulite on the skin and look worse.
Council to stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation in general: When you’re in the shower brush your body with a sponge three times a week and massage toward the heart.
June. Physical exercise improves cellulite
True. Although you do not get rid of it, as even athletes can have cellulite on the skin.
The explanation is that physical activity improves circulation, removes excess fluid and tones the muscles, which leads to skin will look smoother, regardless of cellulite.
To stimulate circulation and promote lymphatic drainage is needed aerobic exercise for about half an hour to five times a week. This will give you the best results.
As aerobic exercises include dancing, cycling, crunches, squats and leg curls.
July. A healthy diet helps prevent cellulite on the skin
True. Of course, a healthy diet is always a good idea, but that does not mean you get totally eliminate cellulite.
What we do know that antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which are involved in addition cellulite and improve circulation.
Essential fatty acids, such as omega 3 and 6, are also anti-inflammatory. A diet based on eating lots of fruits and vegetables with olive oil, stay away from junk food and artificial sweeteners certainly improve the condition of cellulite.
August. Liposuction is the only answer
Not so. In fact, it is a traumatic procedure that could jeopardize its blood and lymphatic system, and has left many women with less inches, but more lumps and bumps than before.
Conclusion on the 8 myths of cellulite on the skin
The lifestyle, a balanced diet, exercise, massage in the shower and massage with products containing marine extracts, eliminating caffeine and other toxins, these are the real weapons to fight against cellulite.
Naturista Alfonso Martinez