Ciao Cellulite: your way to firmer skin
by John Harris Fitness
The "problem zone" may be different for each individual, but for women in particular there is one point that many are unhappy with and suffer from: Orange peel skin. The saying "A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved" is not much comfort to most at this point. Because although almost every woman has to struggle with sagging connective tissue sooner or later, unsightly dimples often cause shame and a negative body image. It should be mentioned at the outset that there is no miracle cure that will make cellulite disappear in an instant. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can ensure that you get the maximum firmness factor out of your connective tissue.
Where does orange peel skin come from?
We want to answer this question right at the beginning, because after all almost all women, 85 to 98 percent from the age of 20, suffer from cellulite. However, the term "suffer" is only to be understood in a psychological sense; the dimples, which mostly appear on the thighs and buttocks, do not cause any health consequences or effects. The fact that almost exclusively women are affected by orange peel skin has anatomical reasons. Female skin has a different structure than that of men. It is thinner and the underlying dermis is more flexible. Due to the biological preparation for pregnancy, women also have larger fat deposits. The strands of female connective tissue run vertically and also give way to such fat cells very easily, which is not the case with men. An important factor influencing dents in connective tissue is also predisposition. Nevertheless, if the following points are taken into account, the extent can be reduced in the long term and the skin can be tightened in the long term.
The decisive factor for firmer skin is, among other things, blood circulation, as this boosts the metabolism and promotes the removal of tissue-clogging substances. Massages, such as lymphatic drainage or similar treatments, or an active lifestyle can help here. A wonder weapon in the fight against cellulite is also the new trend fascia training, which pushes the blood circulation of the tissue and can release internal adhesions and tensions.
Proper skin care plays an enormously important role in its appearance, because well-groomed skin automatically looks firmer and healthier. Investing in a rich lotion that provides sufficient moisture without clogging the pores is therefore always worthwhile.
Tip: If the skin is still shiny from applying the lotion, it looks more even. So go ahead and apply lotion before going out and literally shine.
A balanced diet and sufficient exercise are essential in the fight against orange peel skin. Above all, sufficient fluid intake is essential for firm connective tissue. At least 2 to 3 liters should be drunk daily - exclusively water, of course. Plenty of vitamin C is very important in the diet, as this vitamin has a firming effect on the connective tissue. Leafy vegetables such as spinach or broccoli, citrus fruits or peppers are true vitamin C bombs, so add them to your diet.
Exercise is a must, as is a healthy diet. The skin is an organ that, the more it is stressed and works, the more active it becomes and therefore firmer. With a mix of regular cardio and strength training, not only will you get fitter, but you'll also be doing your connective tissue a favor.
Ladies, the fight against cellulite is not a lost battle. With these tips and tricks, you have some miracle weapons in your luggage. And even if not all dents disappear permanently, always remember: you are not alone and no one is perfect.