Cellulite may be one of the most annoying skin conditions in the world today, with the exception of acne. Cellulite affects over 80% of all women with its infamous rippled “orange peel’ appearance.
Millions of dollars are spent every year in cellulite removal treatments and procedures, yet few if any attention is paid to prevention. This article will look over the six steps you will need to know to prevent cellulite.
Cellulite is a harmless, hereditary skin condition where a mesh net of collagen tissue, just under your skin, forms pockets or chambers where fat cells are stored. These pockets when they become overstuffed with fats and fluids swell and bulge up under the skin. This creates lumps and that “mattress dimple” on your skin.
Another factor that some researchers think contributes to this problem, is that the collagen ‘chambers’ can become stiff and lose elasticity as you age. This then pulls the skin even tighter to around the cellulite, making it more prominent.
Lift Weights – Almost everyone recommends aerobic exercise for fat burning, but for cellulite you also want to increase your iron pumping. Resistance training tones the muscles and increases circulation into deep tissues, which helps move out toxins and wastes from your system. Plus pumping iron makes reshapes your body and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Use “Fartleks” – Funny name, but great concept. Fartlek means “speed play” in Swedish. You can use this form of aerobic interval training when running, walking or riding a bike. You use a mix of fast sprints, slow walks and medium speeds to vary your workout. Since fartleks can be done with almost any aerobic exercise, it is a great way to remove cellulite deposits.
Limit Fats and Sugars – Include in your diet more fruit, nuts and veggies. The less processed foods you eat, the better you body will function, the lower your bodyweight will be and the healthier your skin will become.
Cut Back on the Smoking and Alcohol – Your body is already showing signs of being affected by your bad habits (noticed that junk in your trunk?), so why keep on adding toxins back into your system? Put down the booze and the cigarettes.
Get Your Vitamins – Get a good, balanced supplement that contains vitamin C (for keeping your skin and connective tissues healthy), Vitamin A (for overall help of your skin and to help prevent signs of aging), a solid Vitamin B Complex (for nerve and tissue health), Niacin and Folic acid.
Use a Cellulite Cream – Along with all the other steps, rubbing a topical cellulite reducer, into problems areas on a daily basis will help prevent cellulite from forming or advancing to a more noticeable stage. Prevention is better and cheaper than cure. With all the cellulite fighting ingredients that some cellulite solutions have you’ll never have to worry about cellulite. How good is that.