Dimpled skin? A visible sign of cellulite Dimpled skin? A visible sign of cellulite

Dimpled skin? A visible sign of cellulite

Current living 16 August, 2018 Maria Clara Restrepo E.

Cellulite is a type of fat that is deposited in the cavities below the skin’s surface. It forms around the hips, thighs and glutes and appears in the form of dimples.

Cellulite can be more visible than the fat that is stored deep within the body. All people have layers of fat, so even thin people can have cellulite. The collagen fibers that connect fat to the skin can stretch, tear or tighten. This allows the adipocytes to stick out, causing dimples to form.

While genes can play a role in its appearance, other factors include diet, how the body burns synergy, hormonal changes and dehydration. Currently, there is no treatment to eliminate cellulite, not even weight loss, regular exercise, massages, girdles, creams, supplements or surgery. Fortunately, cellulite is not harmful to your health.

Some ways to avoid cellulite include:

  •       Leading a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber.
  •       Exercising to keep the muscles toned and the bones strong.
  •       Keeping a healthy weight.
  •       Not smoking.

Keep in mind: some factors that contribute to weakening collagen fibers include hormones, pregnancy and age.

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