Top 5 Myths about Cellulite
Nearly 90% of women experience cellulite, yet there is still an astonishing amount of misinformation about what it is and what causes it. Let us help to smooth out those cellulite myths and misconceptions and give you the facts you need to effectively reduce your cellulite…
Myth: Overweight people have cellulite.
If you are overweight you will carry more fat on your body, which in turn puts more stress on your connective tissues and will increase your risk of cellulite. However, cellulite happens to women of ALL shapes and sizes. Even gym goers and models can have the condition.
Myth: Cardio is the best exercise to beat cellulite
While cardio does help to burn fat, it’s not the most effective exercise to reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite. Strength exercises are the ones to focus on. They will tone up your muscles and help with overall skin elasticity. Our favourite exercises to help combat cellulite are squats and high kicks.
Myth: Anti-cellulite leggings really work
While compression-style leggings will help to ‘hold you in’ while you exercise and appear to shape your body, they do not reduce cellulite. In fact, clothing that’s too tight may worsen the appearance of cellulite, because it reduces circulation.
Myth: Only older people get cellulite.
Actually cellulite can start as early as puberty, but it may be more noticeable in older people because the skin becomes looser as we age and this can increase the appearance of cellulite.
Myth: Cellulite only appears on women.
No, men do get cellulite too! – One of the most prominent hormones in men is testosterone, which stimulates the production of proteins. Because of this, men tend to have thicker layers of skin, due to the denser layers of protein-rich connective tissue. This reduces their risk of developing cellulite. In men, the condition is only usually seen among those who have hormone deficiencies.