Cellulite on the arms and thighs is a concern for many women. Cellulite is a condition in which the skin looks bumpy like an orange peel. Cellulite is a build-up of fat, waste products and water. Many people think that cellulite goes away on its own when losing weight, but this is not the case. Besides, regular weight loss through exercise or diet does not make cellulite go away.
Causes of cellulite
The causes of cellulite are complex. The most influential factor is the female hormone estrogen. Estrogen causes collagen degeneration in the skin and hyperpolymerization of hyaluronic acid. It also increases fat synthesis in adipocytes.
Unlike simple fat accumulation, excess body fluid and fat penetrate the subcutaneous area, making the tissue fibrous and hard. At this time, it becomes difficult to discharge the water or waste products flowing into the fat cells, and microcirculation or lymphatic circulation disorders occur. This promotes the development of cellulite.
Diet to reduce cellulite
If you want to get rid of cellulite, you should avoid high-carb, high-fat diets. This diet inhibits the breakdown of fat cells and promotes cellulite production. Eating too little fiber or eating salty food is also not good.
Poor blood circulation can also cause cellulite. Sitting in the same position for a long time or wearing tight-fitting clothes frequently can interfere with blood circulation.
Stage 1 or 2 cellulite only appears when pressed or twisted. Cellulite is observed with the naked eye, and when dry skin and sagging skin appear together, it is in stage 3 or 4. At this time, you should check your lifestyle and improve it right away.
Massage to reduce cellulite
Massage can also help reduce cellulite. Cellulite is a condition in which fat is tightly fibrous, and massage can physically reduce it.
A massage method that promotes lymphatic circulation is more recommended. When massaging, apply a weak force equivalent to that of lightly gripping the egg with your hand. Stroking the upper body in the axillary direction, the lower body in the groin direction, and the lymph node direction.