Many wonder what the truth about cellulite is and why it begins to appear as we enter into menopause. The truth is cellulite doesn’t begin at menopause but rather as early as 25. It affects 90% of women.
Cellulite and Its Connection To Menopause
As estrogen begins to decrease, you lose receptors in blood vessels and thighs (estrogen has an impact on blood vessels). This causes a decrease in circulation. A decrease in collagen production occurs as circulation decreases and less oxygen and nutrition reaches the area. Fat cells now become larger, protrude through collagen and the “bumpy”, “orange peel”, or “cottage cheese” look called cellulite appears.
There are three layers of fat in the areas of the knees, inner thighs and buttocks. Because of the multiple layers, instead of just one, women tend to get cellulite in these targeted areas. In addition, women also have three levels of fat in the stomach and in the triceps areas.
At menopause, it happens that some women, who never had orange peel before, begin to have. But cellulite doesn’t only afflict the full-figured or menopausal women; it also affects “the skinny”, not to mention girls as young as teenagers.
Much money and time has gone into trying to find ways to dissolve these unsightly dimples, from lasers to caffeine creams, and still researchers and doctors are still scratching their heads.
After many years of research, physicians concluded that cellulite is not a disease. It is a skin condition that affects most women, in which their skin appears dimpled. The severity of the condition varies among women.
What researchers have found about cellulite
Cellulite and Genetics
Cellulite is believed to be linked to genetics and the anatomy of the female skin structure. Cellulite appears to be more prominent in some ethnic groups. Although it is seen in women of all ethnic backgrounds, researchers have observed it is more prevalent in white, European ethnicities. A predisposition to cellulite has been noted and is frequently passed down from mother to daughter.
The severity of cellulite may be compounded by the fact that you have a genetic predisposition. It is also due to the normal ageing process. As we get older the connective tissue below the epidermis loses elasticity and collagen.
While genetics and the simple fact that you are a woman play a role in cellulite, it doesn’t mean you have to develop it if you do the right things: eat a healthy diet, exercise, and avoid restrictive underwear (it cuts off circulation).
Excessive weight gain can stress and weaken the connective tissue under the skin, causing more cellulite.
Diet plays a role: Research indicates that a healthy low fat diet may also prevent additional cellulite from forming.
Exercise plays a very important role. Exercise during menopause will increase the elasticity of the connective tissues. Stronger connective tissue can help prevent additional menopause cellulite formation.
Bottom line: It’s a whole biochemistry. It’s really about hormone balance—you need to eat healthy, you need activity!
Dr. Susan VanDyke (Dermatologist) talks about peri-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal women and cellulite on EmpowHER. She speaks of the minor and major contributors to cellulite and why women are more prone in addition to some remedies.
13 Natural Remedies To Rid Menopause Cellulite
1. Avoid alcohol consumption
2. Avoid drinking coffee
3. Eat a balanced diet, avoiding excessive intake of fat, salt and sugars rapidly absorbed and eating foods high in fiber (fruits and vegetables)
4. Drinking water (at least two liters)
5. Avoid wearing tight clothes, because they are an obstacle to the circulation and is the main cause for the appearance of cellulite
6. Avoid too much salt
7. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle
8. Avoid standing or sitting long standing
9. Avoid sitting with legs crossed
10. Engage in activities such as spinning, step, cycling, swimming, and walking
11. Don’t wear very high heels. It hinders blood flow. The perfect shoe should have a heel with a height of 3-5”
12. Avoid stress and insomnia
13. A cold shower every morning (around 20 º C) to tone the skin, as the cellulite is, in short, a loosening of the skin tissue
Is Cellulite Forever?
Do you know that within a short amount of time you CAN RID of Cellulite (the inexpensive way)?
If you are unfamiliar with the name Joey Atlas, he is a certified personal fitness trainer specializing in the female body structure. He believes that you can easily remove cellulite dimples and lumps by using laser focused anti cellulite exercises no matter your age, weight, or height.
Symulast (Synergistic Muscle Layer Stimulation) has a proven method—Watch this video and learn more about this method to rid of menopause cellulite.
The video presentation above shows you some unique and rare tips on how to release your cellulite, for a sexy lower-body. This is based on true physiological science on how to stop the actual CAUSE of all the unattractive, mushy dimples and saggy shadows in your lower-body trouble-spots and problem areas. And if you also have any excess, unhealthy body-fat, then the moves highlighted above will help burn it off, giving you tightly-toned and super-smooth lower-body.
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