What is cellulite and where does it come from
Cellulite is a pathology of subcutaneous adipose tissue, in which certain groups of lipocytes (fat cells), trapping glucose, accumulate in themselves "emergency reserves for a rainy day." They are usually deposited in characteristic areas - the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and can grow up to 40 times in size.
These conglomerates of cells (called celluli) compress the connective tissue septa, lymphatic vessels, and capillaries. Some of the fat cells are literally "squeezed" from the lower to the middle layer of the dermis, and bumps appear on the surface of the skin, the relief becomes uneven and resembles an "orange peel".
Why cellulite is bad
Believe me, the external manifestation of cellulite is not as scary as the internal one. As a result of a violation of blood microcirculation, an imbalance appears between the synthesis of fat and its splitting: cellules do not participate (!) In metabolic processes in the body, i.e. cellulite is, of course, not a foreign body, but it is no longer adipose tissue with an active metabolism. With cellulite, fat is "locked" in the cells (there is no lymph and blood outflow), and the body cannot use it, even when it is needed.
Cellulite as a result of the modern lifestyle
Most of the women who turn to cosmetologists for the treatment of cellulite "raised" it themselves: their lifestyle, habits, diet, chosen profession and so on, one way or another, the girls themselves contributed to the formation of the "orange peel".
According to experts, the main factor in the formation of cellulite is a hereditary predisposition. However, there are other reasons provoking the appearance of cellulite on the skin, namely: age-related changes; hormonal imbalance; diseases of the thyroid and pancreas; disorders of blood circulation and metabolism in adipose tissue; a sharp fluctuation in weight (after a quick weight loss, a woman's cellulite will simply become more noticeable); hypodynamia (sedentary lifestyle, lack of movement, etc.). Most importantly, being overweight is not the cause of cellulite. Doctors divide cellulite into 3 forms: fatty, edematous, fibrous.
In addition, there are 6 stages of cellulite:
- "Mild cellulite" (slight swelling and swelling is observed);
- Puffiness increases and the skin loses its elasticity;
- "Hard cellulite" ("orange peel" appears when the skin is pulled into a fold);
- "Orange peel" is constantly visible, the skin becomes pale and cold to the touch, pressure causes pain;
- - 6. Gradual growth of cellulite and an increase in the severity, cellulite appears on the forearms and hands.
It is believed that stage 1-3 cellulite is a cosmetic defect, and stage 4-6 cellulite is a pathology that requires qualified treatment. Depending on the type of cellulite and the stage of its development, cosmetologists offer patients a complex of various anti-cellulite procedures.
How to deal with cellulite
Modeling creams. The best means for modeling the waist area contain active ingredients - lipolytics (caffeine, carnitine, fucus, etc.), which accelerate the process of lipolysis (breakdown of fats), they are the ones who fight excess adipose tissue. The products should be applied with upward massage movements (upward) on cleansed skin - after a shower and a scrub.
A complex approach. In solving the problem of cellulite, the names “fight on all fronts” are very important: a balanced diet, drinking, physical culture, cosmetic procedures, massage and hardware techniques, home skin care.
Time. Cellulite correction is a long and painstaking process. It usually takes 4 weeks to 3 months. The achieved results will need to be constantly maintained (1-2 times a year to repeat the course of anti-cellulite procedures) and follow the simple recommendations of a beautician and nutritionist.
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