It’s time to bust these myths about cellulite.
Myth 1: It Is Simply Excess Fat
Cellulite is more about the skin structure. Normally the tissues connect skin and muscle so the fat layer remains hidden and the outer skin looks smooth. When the connective tissues weaken, fat cells start to protrude the skin, leading to those ugly dimples.
Myth 2: Thin Women Are Immune
It can happen to anyone, depending on their age, changes in weight, and sun damage.
Myth 3: Losing Weight Solves Cellulite
Losing fat will not erase the dimples because the problem is the damaged connective tissue. However, strength training that builds muscle tone can help reduce the dimples.
Myth 4: Mom Is At Fault
Genetics may predispose one to cellulite but diet, stress, and hormones can also determine their appearance.
Myth 5: One Cream Can Cure It
Cellulite is centered under the skin’s surface so a topical cream cannot truly cure it. Expensive creams may show improvement after months of use, plus they normally contain coffee which tightens skin temporarily to reduce the dimpled appearance.
Myth 6: Forget At-Home Remedies
Interestingly, deep tissue massage can break up the connective tissue that leads to dimpling. Instead of a masseuse, you can use a rolling pin or foam roller to massage the area.
Myth 7: Young Women Have No Cellulite
While it does get worse with age, even young women in their 20s can have them.
Myth 8: Men Do Not Have Cellulite
It is less common because women’s connective tissues are thinner, but some men may end up having cellulite.
The fact is, many remedies are based on false myths and thus, cellulite persists. Proper information can help you understand how cellulite forms and how to deal with it.