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Cellulite Affects Skinny People Too

Apr 9, 2008
Think about it, the statistic for women with cellulite can be anywhere from 90 to 99%. 99% of women are not obese!

It follows logically that the condition is affecting skinny women as well as those who could stand to lose a few pounds. Unfortunately, this is not a fact that many sufferers want to face, since the idea that losing weight would get rid of the unsightly dimples was appealing.

It meant that there was a real solution: lose weight! Lose weight and all will be well in the world, you will have more energy, lose your dimples butt and thighs and become immediately more attractive. Sadly, this is not exactly the case.

Cellulite is formed by fat cells, this is true, but the actual layer of fat that puckers up and pushes through your upper layers of skin is not available for energy consumption for your body; it resides in a fibrous mesh that cannot be disrupted by exercise or diet.

While losing weight is never a bad idea if you are actually overweight, the problem is that once you have reached your ideal weight it does not matter how hard you work to lose that cellulite it proves impossible!

Your cellulite fat exists in a layer underneath your skin and above your muscle, so muscle toning will not override the dimples. The only sensible solutions found so far have been to strengthen the layers of skin and drain the fatty tissues of water.

Drainage techniques are popular because they work quickly and have obvious results, however they are not long term solutions. Fat cells, like any other cells, naturally prefer to be hydrated and will soak up moisture again as soon as they can, causing the dimples to reappear.

This theory has also caused many women to decide drinking less water would help, and this is very unhealthy! The most important component in you body is water, and it is unsafe to stop drinking it just to help out a cosmetic issue.

Cellulite in itself is not dangerous to your health in any way, although it can be painful, especially if you have an especially advanced case. It can, however, act as a warning sign of another health issue.

When your skin is in poor health, the layers of the dermis (beneath your outer layer of skin) thin and allow the fatty tissues to break through the barrier and become visible from the outside.

For this reason, it is proposed that serious reconditioning of the skin itself can put a stop to further cellulite damage.

Vitamin supplements such as glucosamine, b complex and lecithin can help to rebuilt the connective tissues in the dermis and help push the fat back down below the surface of the skin. Massage therapies, exfoliation, moisturisation and light exercise should also help the skin heal.

Essentially, cellulite is an unbeatable condition, but there are ways to help control it and reduce the outer effects. Remember that it is not a disease of fat women!

Skinny girls, and even very young girls, are victims of dimpled skin as well as overweight women, so to beat the embarrassment you need to focus on the real issues. Stop trying to simply lose weight and take a good look at the condition of your skin.

Is it dull or flaky, oversensitive or patchy? It is probably time to revitalise the largest organ on your body and give it the strength to hold down the ever advancing fat layer beneath the dermis. Quit blaming the fat and start giving your skin the nourishment it needs!
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