Orange peel skin. Cottage cheese thighs. None of these are flattering descriptions for cellulite, the dimpled, bumpy skin that shows up on your thighs and butt. When it first makes its appearance, which is for most women in their 20s and 30s, you just want it to go away and get your youthful legs and bum back. But once it shows up, it’s difficult to get rid of on your own, which is why you should try to take preventative measures. However, if you’re one of the 80 to 90 percent of women who already has it, there are a few solutions for you.
Here are three ways to prevent cellulite and one impressive way to get rid of it.
What Is Cellulite?
Before we get into how to prevent cellulite, it’s important to understand exactly what cellulite is and why it forms. The main culprit of cellulite is actually estrogen. One of estrogen’s main functions is stimulating the storage of fat. With a thicker layer of fat beneath the skin and weaker network of fibrous tissues to hold it down, cellulite makes its unwelcome appearance.
3 Ways to Prevent Cellulite
- Healthy Diet
Whether you’re voluptuous or thin, bad eating habits can cause cellulite. Diets high in fat create more fat cells. Too much sugar intake expands fat cells because the body doesn’t have any other use for it, so it continues to store it. Too much salt intake can make the appearance of cellulite more apparent by causing you to retain fluid. So, how do you use your diet to prevent cellulite? Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and foods high in protein: chicken, beef, turkey, and fish. Try to keep your sweet treats to a minimum and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Get Up and Exercise
Another preventative measure you can take to fight off cellulite is having an active lifestyle. When you’re not active, you lose muscle tone. You can have a healthy weight, but if your muscles aren’t strong or dense, they can’t hold back the fat below them, which can accentuate cellulite. To prevent cellulite from forming, work out for 30 minutes a day. It can be two fifteen-minute walks, biking, strength training videos, or a trip to the gym. Get your body moving and give your muscles a good workout.
- Keep A Healthy Metabolism
Our metabolism is directly related to body fat. When your body doesn’t burn energy as it takes in food, it can lead to weight gain. Then, you have a higher storage of body fat just waiting to burst through the connective tissue to the skin. You can prevent cellulite by boosting your metabolism. Eat to give your body energy and sustenance, but make sure that your body is actively burning calories through exercise.
How Do I Get Rid of Cellulite?
Preventing something is difficult if you’re already seeing signs of it. Fortunately, there are top of the line treatments you can try to get rid of that pesky cottage cheese skin. At Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka uses the body contouring procedure Evolve Tite, an optimal body sculpting procedure that delivers skin tightening benefits through radio-frequency technology, to eliminate signs of cellulite and enhance skin’s texture and body shape. It requires no surgery and no downtime and offers amazing transformative results.
Prevent Or Treat Your Cellulite with Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics Today!
You may think there is nothing that can be done about cottage cheese thighs or orange peel skin, but there are ways to help fight against cellulite. Schedule your consultation with board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka to discuss your options. Call (714) 804-5460 or contact us through our website. We look forward to meeting you soon!