Summer is here and that means bikini season is in full-swing. Whether you’re in tip-top shape or not at your optimal goal weight, nearly every woman fights cellulite. The cosmetic condition affects nearly 90% of women at some point during their lives, even women who are otherwise slender and fit.
According to Health.com, as common as cellulite is, there’s also an awful lot of misinformation out there about what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of it. Being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable. Cellulite occurs when underlying fat deposits begin to push through layers of collagen fibers, or connective tissue, under the skin (often in the buttocks and thigh areas, but also on arms, stomachs, and other common trouble spots, as well). Connective tissue can be weakened by hormones, lack of exercise and muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation.
Hormones also play a role in the appearance of cellulite: As women age, our bodies produce less estrogen and less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.
So how on earth is a woman suppose to fight these not-so-cute dimples? A regular exercise practice cannot cure cellulite, but in many cases it can help prevent or reduce its appearance. Firming and toning those muscles will in turn tighten the skin, giving the illusion that cellulite is less noticeable. While topical creams can not permanently “cure” cellulite, some products like Glytone’s Slim Design Cellulite Day Cream and Slim Design Cellulite Night Cream are effective in creating a thicker skin cover that can camouflage bumps.
Glytone’s Slim Design Cellulite Day Cream is formulated with a unique Caffeine Complex to smooth, firm and tighten, leaving skin visibly firmer in 7 days and dimples visibly smoother in 10 days. The Caffeine Complex is comprised of Caffeine to reduce the appearance of dimples, Ivy to improve appearance of skin’s elasticity and firmness, and Salacia to help skin look firmer. The rich night cream is also formulated with the same Caffeine Complex but also with a GP4G Night Booster to help support metabolism and enhances antioxidant protection and Safflower Oil to nourish and hydrate skin.
Ultimately ladies, it’s about embracing the body God gave you. No overexercising will cure your dimples and bumps but a combination of exercise, eating right, and dimple-reduction creams will make it manageable. Take a cue from Ashley Graham and flaunt that bod – cellulite and all!