Did you know that around 90% of all women have had cellulite at least once in their life? This cosmetic condition is known to appear even on women who are fit and slender. The experts are trying more than ever to spread awareness about this cosmetic condition, because it appears that there are lots of false information and misconceptions about it.
Because of that, we have decided to share with you some myths and facts about cellulite:
Myth – toxins in your body are the main cause of cellulite
This myth has been created by companies that are trying to sell you products that remove cellulite. The truth is that the claim that toxins in our bodies are the cause of cellulite has not been proven, which means that the same product that is advertised for helping to remove cellulite is also a myth.
Fact – women have more cellulite than men
Women have more fat around their thighs and hips than men and also have much less of the tissue that is supportive and supposed to keep it all in place. However, men are not entirely free from cellulite – around 10% face the same problem as women.
Fact – as you get older, problems with cellulite just get worse
One research has proven that hormones have a significant role in the appearance of cellulite. As the women get older, their bodies produce a lot less estrogen, which leads to poorer circulation, which leads to breakdown of connective tissue.
Fact – your genetics might be to blame for your cellulite
This was considered to be a myth about cellulite for a long time, but, researches have proven that genetics have significant role when it comes to cellulite. Actually, one research has proved that if your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you will probably have it too.
Myth – skinny and fit women don’t have cellulite
This myth is one of the most common misconceptions about cellulite – it is believed that only overweight women have cellulite. The truth is that the more weight you have, the more your cellulite will be noticeable, but, every woman in the world can have cellulite, it is not determined by weight.
Fact – you can reduce the appearance of cellulite by exercising
Whether you like to exercise or not, it has been proven that the right exercises can help you reduce the appearance of cellulite, but keep in mind that exercises are not the cure for cellulite.
Myth – cardio is best for reducing cellulite
Cardio exercises are great for losing weight and getting in shape, but, if you want to reduce the amount of visible cellulite, you will have to start weight training.
Fact – cellulite can be reduced with non-invasive procedures
Non-invasive procedures like massage techniques, laser and radio frequency have recently become popular, but lots of women are not yet sure about these new technique. Good news is that the scientific studies have shown that these procedures are able to reduce the amount of cellulite that is visible.