85% of women are affected by cellulite. And yes women! Since it is an almost exclusively female phenomenon. Thin or round, it doesn't matter, cellulite spares no one and we are all concerned one day or another by this phenomenon of orange peel skin. It is most often found on the buttocks and thighs. Far from being a disease, cellulite is in the end only a cluster of fat cells under the skin. Yet it is proving to be the number one enemy of many women. The causes can vary from one person to another, it can be related to poor blood circulation, lack ofexercise, a weight that varies regularly or a genetic predisposition. Three types of cellulite can be differentiated.
The different types of cellulite
- Adipose cellulite: this is soft and painless to the touch. It is linked to excess weight and is therefore the consequence of a poor lifestyle (too fatty diet, lack or even absence of physical activity). It is generally found mainly in the hips, buttocks and thighs.
- Fibrous cellulite: Deeper, it is hard and painful to the touch. Often installed for a long time, it is said to be ingrained. It is the most difficult form of cellulite to dislodge. Caused by a rather sedentary lifestyle, it is linked to a distension of the skin. It is located on the thighs and buttocks.
- Aqueous cellulite: here, the skin remains supple but less than for adipose cellulite. Accompanied by a feeling of heavy and swollen legs, it is due to poor blood circulation.
Often perceived as disgraceful, we seek to get rid of it by any means possible. We'll show you some everyday tips to fight the orange peel appearance.
Drinking water in large quantities, about 1.5L to 2L per day. Water has an effect draining and eliminates toxins of our organization. Prefer still water only, sparkling water promotes water retention. And if you find it difficult to drink water, you can add a few slices of lime or fresh mint to flavour your water or opt for a cube of natural fruit and plant extracts from the brand waterdrop to give your water a taste.
Tea is also a good alternative; preferably green tea, which proves to be rich in antioxidants, which will help to tone our cells.
- Adopt a balanced diet. Of course, there's no need to tell you that you can already ban hamburgers and pizzas. But eat three good meals a day without feeling frustrated, based on healthy, high-fibre foods. Choose lean fish and white meats as well as fruits and vegetables. The saying "eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day" is not without good reason. There are even anti-cellulite foods such as onions, leeks and cabbage. Be careful not to deprive yourself too much either and allow yourself a few small pleasures during the week, provided these remain exceptional.
- Avoid sugar and salt. Sugar promotes the production of fat cells and salt increases water retention. To replace sugar, choose brown sugar, honey, agave or maple syrup. You should also avoid candy and industrial cakes filled with sugar. As for salt, it is essential to limit its consumption. According to the World Health Organization, we consume twice as much salt as the maximum recommended intake. An alternative can be found with sea salt or Himalayan salt. Moreover, if you tend to find your dishes too bland without salt, don't hesitate to add herbs and spices that will surely give your preparations a boost. Salt can also be hidden in certain foods such as olives, mustard or cold cuts.
- Practice a sport activity! This is one of the solutions not to be missed if you want to lose cellulite. Some sports are to be favoured more than others. Especially sports that promote blood circulation in the legs. We find for example fast walking, swimming, cycling, fitness ... Two sessions per week are necessary to have a positive effect on cellulite. In addition to adopting a sporting activity, take the stairs and not the elevator and prefer cycling or walking to the car to get to the office; this may allow you to avoid traffic jams who knows! Depending on your morphology, walking for 45 minutes can burn up to 150 calories and 30 minutes of cycling is 140 calories less! The ideal is to take at least 6,000 steps a day.
- Take showers with cold water. Of course not a whole shower, a small jet of cold water before getting out of the shower is quite sufficient. Cold water helps to firm and tone the legs. A jet of cold water, all over the body, insisting on the buttocks and thighs for 10 to 30 seconds will be more than enough.
- Relax. Stress and cellulite don't mix. You probably don't know this, but stress contributes to cellulite. Negative emotions accelerate the formation of fatty tissue and promote water retention. So we distress by all possible means, it can be yoga, meditation or ink acupuncture sessions.
- Take a vitamin C cure. Vitamin C is ultra-rich in antioxidants and is detoxifying. It contributes to the improvement of our skin's appearance. This vitamin is present in citrus fruits such as oranges (yes, oranges against orange peel!), grapefruit or lemon, but also in kisses such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Discover the foods richest in vitamin C in this table.
- Have good blood circulation. Poor venous circulation can lead to cellulite but also to a feeling of heavy legs. Different behaviours can be adopted to restore this; don't wear jeans that are too tight and high heels and avoid crossing your legs at the office or in front of the TV. The Lytess Light Legs Slimming Leggings from Lytess will be ideal to help you lighten your silhouette and your legs.
- Wear Lytess anti-cellulite leggings. Lytess has developed a range of products specially designed to fight against the orange peel skin aspect. And there is something for everyone! Legging, Capris or ShortsYou can wear it at night or during the day, the choice is yours.
Here you now have all our best advice to fight against this unsightly cellulite. Know that cellulite will not disappear overnight, it requires applying these tips daily and permanently.