Recent inquiries regarding cellulite have prompted a posting regarding same.
I have been a vegan for 10 years ( I am 30 today) and been very active with training all my life. I have a one question now for you. Is it possible to get rid of cellulites in any way? Maybe I havent trained my butt as much as I should have
I don't have much, but a little.
Thank you for your help!!
Cellulite can be stubborn. And oddly, it also can show up on women - and men - who are otherwise trim.
Yes, reduction of bodyfat stores reduces cellulite but there is apparently more to the story, it seems, than just lowering bodyfat.
As we get older - even though you are quite young - changes in hormonal profile create a different situation with the connective tissue, which can increase the appearance of cellulite.
My friend Carrie Pierce is a skin and cellulite specialist, and here is some of what she has to say:
The body contains three layers of fat. It is the top layer of fat (the subcutaneous layer) that is affected by cellulite. This subcutaneous layer is comprised of fibrous connective tissue that resembles fine mesh. These fibers are known as septae.
Septae serve to form chambers in the skin that house fat cells and keep these fat cells tightly compacted. This compact fat then serves to provide insulation and structural support to the body.
New scientific findings reveal that PRIOR to menopause, cellulite is actually a condition comprised of two basic issues:
1) decreased microcirculation deep in the skin tissues- and
2) inflammation caused by free radical buildup and insufficient lymphatic drainage.
There are also other possible conditions and circumstances that serve to exacerbate the condition during this time. Some of these possible factors include:
1) poor diet
2) sluggish digestion
3) no exercise
4) too much exercise and/or
5) undiagnosed food sensitivities.
This is taken from an article Carrie wrote for my blog and to read the entire article, you can go here:http://thetruthaboutfatlossforwomen.com/2009/07/07/whats-the-truth-about-cellulite/
You say you're vegan, so dairy isn't the culprit, which often seems to add to the problem.
Anecdotally, I know many many women who successfully use body brushing to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Which is evidently what it does - reduces the appearance.
Light skin brushing is a way to exercise the skin, promote its detoxification properties, and have a skin-tightening effect. Don't know the research, but I've seen it time and time again.