Top 5 Myths About Cellulite

Top 5 Myths About Cellulite

1. Cellulite only affects those who are overweight

Many people assume that you only get cellulite if you're overweight, but this isn't strictly true. While cellulite is more visible on overweight people, it can still affect those of normal weight, as well as those considered thin. Even supermodels are cursed by cellulite!

2. Losing weight reduces cellulite

Another cellulite myth is that losing weight can help to reduce the appearance of this so-called 'cottage cheese' skin. There is some truth to this notion. This is because cellulite is caused by fat cells under the skin, so it stands to reason that if you get rid of the fat cells, the cellulite should vanish.

However, the problem with this theory is that when you shed weight, the skin can become looser as it has lost its elasticity. This can actually make the appearance of cellulite seem worse, so experts recommend either taking up some form of strength training to firm up the skin, or a recognised cellulite reduction treatment.

3. Cellulite is a female-only problem

Granted, cellulite is a problem that tends to afflict women more than men; up to 90% of women are blighted by it, according to Medical News Today. But, having skin akin to orange peel, especially around the upper thighs and abdomen, can be something that men suffer from, too.

The good news is that cellulite reduction treatment works just as well on women as men, so everyone can benefit from smooth, dimple-free skin.

4. Lotions are a miracle cure

There are lots of different lotions marketed as being effective at getting rid of cellulite, but they're unlikely to do much to banish your orange peel skin, and at best may only temporarily tighten the appearance of the skin.

This is because cellulite is caused by fat stored under the surface of the skin, so applying a cream to the outer layer won't make a difference to what's going on underneath.

For optimum cellulite treatment benefits, you're best to steer clear of pricey lotions and stick to a reputable provider of cellulite reduction treatment options that are more likely to work.

5. Blame your parents for your cellulite

It's often assumed that cellulite is a genetic problem, so if your parents were prone to it, you're likely to have it too.

While genetics do play their part, it's not inevitable you'll get cellulite just because it's rife in the family. In fact, other factors such as lifestyle, stress, hormones, lack of exercise and poor diet are more likely to contribute to causing cellulite.

If you'd like to know more about ourĀ  cellulite treatments, get in touch with our experts on 04 3437987.

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