Ah the hot season is here. Time to exchange those baggy pants and huge sweaters for leg-baring shorts and barely there swimsuits. Time to disclose part of the body that hasn’t seen the sun all winter long. Many women would run to cover up rather than acknowledge that she has cellulite or stretch marks. While these circumstances may leave you feeling insecure or ashamed, from a healthy perspective they are rather harmless.
Cellulite is nothing more than body fat that is stored differently in your body hence the reason it looks different from the other body fat. Cellulite can be described as a bunch of fat cells bundled into a storage room. When too many cells are packed up that way, the walls become swollen and push against the skin. This creates the distinguishing dimpling or cottage-cheese look of cellulite.
Cellulite usually appears on your thighs, hips, or in the buttocks area on the backside. If you have cellulite, you may want to blame genetics because it is an inherited condition. This makes clear why some women—even those considered slim—develop cellulite while others don’t.
While cellulite forms underneath the skin, stretch marks occur on the surface. At first, they appear as pinkish or blue-ish lines on the breast, buttock, thighs, and arms. In the course of time, they turn white or a lighter color but will still have the shiny, stretched skin look to it.
Stretch marks are usually accompanied by pregnancy but the scar-like wounds can result from packing on some pounds or doing exercise that bulks up the muscles—pretty much anything that makes the skin’s elastic tissue wear and tear. They have also been connected to extended use of high-potency cortisone creams and other corticosteroid medicines, which can thin out the skin. Once you have cellulite or stretch marks, they are there for lifetime. The good news is that you can take action to make cellulite or stretch marks less conspicuous so that you may feel more at ease and confident about your appearance. Better news is that with a proper diet, exercise regimen, and a handful of other strategies, cellulite may never be in the picture in the first place.
Natural remedies for dealing with dimpling
Combating cellulite has become a cottage industry, inventing all types of miracle creams and clever devices that assure to break up or squeeze out fat. The truth of the matter is there is no cure for cellulite. You can decrease or prevent its appearance by maintaining an active, fight-fighting lifestyle that includes the following actions.
Natural remedies for sidestepping stretch marks
Prevention is the best solution for stretch marks. The minute you have them, there is no amount of cocoa butter, olive oil, or vitamin E gel that will make them go away. Some people have tried acne medications such as Retin-A and OTC containing hydroxyl acids (AHAs) with moderate success. To keep your stretch from stretching, apply this advice from the professionals.