You know the saying: a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Well, what if that wasn’t true. Cellulite is not inevitable with aging. It’s not even inevitable with weight gain. In fact, there are a number of things you can do to prevent the formation of cellulite, and a couple of them are actually pretty indulgent!
Before knowing how to prevent cellulite, it helps to know what it is, exactly. Cellulite is subcutaneous fat (below the skin) that aligns itself with connective tissue. It appears as dimpled skin on the belly, thigh, hips and buttocks. Cellulite is a secondary sex characteristic for women. In other words, cellulite isn’t the result of lifestyle choices (i.e. a poor diet and/or lack of exercise). However, healthy lifestyle choices—among other things—can help you diminish the appearance of cellulite.
You already know that you “should” be eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting regular exercise and adequate sleep. But if just taking care of yourself isn’t motivation enough, then maybe it’ll spark some healthy changes if you know that healthy eating, exercise and sleep can boost your basal metabolism and give your body the restorative time it needs to remove toxins from your body and repair tissues—including your skin.
Can help you look more toned and trimmed.
Cellulite is sticky stuff. You can help it get unstuck by getting your blood and lymph moving. Exercise does that, but you know what else does? Massage!
Regular body massages encourage lymph drainage and loosen up sticky fascia. That means massage can actually help physically loosen fat deposits so that your body can transport them elsewhere (like to the liver and kidneys where it can get broken down and reintegrated into other enzymes or tissues).
If you do not have the time or funds to get regular massage, you can help diminish cellulite on your own with daily rubbing to encourage circulation and using Hale Cosmeceuticals’ Body Sculpting Moisturizer, which works on cellulite on a cellular level.