If you’ve noticed the cellulite on your buttocks or thighs, don’t be disheartened. Although it takes time to get rid of cellulite, it is not impossible. Cellulite is caused by fatty tissues pushing against the connective tissues just beneath your skin and in order to combat that, you need to have two things: a lot of collagen and less fatty tissues.
Collagen is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. Having elastic skin prevents your skin from sagging and in much the same way, it reduces the appearance of cellulite. Think about it, when your skin is elastic and stretched, there’s not much space for fatty tissue to show.
As you age, collagen production decreases, so the best way to combat both cellulite and sagging skin is to stock up on collagen.
Ways to Beat Cellulite
The moment people notice that they have orange peel skin, they immediately flock to their doctors and look at treatments (both invasive and non-invasive) that will reduce cellulite. However, these treatments are not enough because a big chunk of the reason why cellulite exists is the lifestyle of a person.
Take, for example, a person who does not do toning exercises. Even if you get laser treatment, you cannot just tone your body in an instant. At the same time, you have to change your diet because it’s a big factor in producing collagen and lessening fatty tissues.
1. Stock up on antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
Antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids are the major nutrients you need in battling cellulite. Rich sources of antioxidants are berries and tomatoes and they can take charge of your body’s blood flow. On the other hand, Omega-3 fatty acids help strengthen the connective tissues in your body so that it can fight off the fatty tissue that pushes against it.
2. Boost your metabolism
A fast metabolic rate is important in preventing too much fatty tissue to be retained in your body. Fatty tissues store energy that your body consumes and when you have a fast metabolism, these fatty tissues are easily broken down. The less fatty tissues you have, the fewer your chances of getting cellulite.
The kind of exercise you want should be toning exercises that focus on the parts that have cellulite. If you notice that your buttocks have orange peel skin, then you can do squats or variations of squats. Squats also target the cellulite on your thighs so this is a good 2-in-1 exercise.
If there is cellulite on your stomach, then core exercises can help tone this area. Core exercises like planks and leg downs are a great way to reduce the fat in this area and also improves the strength and metabolism of your body.
Overall, you have to understand that to prevent cellulite, you need to make a change in lifestyle. It’s highly recommended to check on your diet and your exercise before seeing a doctor because treatments will not be as effective if you cannot maintain proper health habits.