12 habits that contribute to the appearance of cellulite


A man in love doesn’t care how many dimples and tubercles on a woman’s hips, but every woman wants to look perfect. And if «treating» cellulite is not in your immediate plans, you should reconsider your habits. Experts say: they are largely responsible for the formation of the «orange peel»!

Briefly about the causes of cellulite

From the point of view of medicine, cellulite is a structural change in the subcutaneous fat layer of the skin, which leads to impaired microcirculation and lymph outflow. When the connective tissue weakens, fat deposits (which every normal woman has) appear under the skin in the form of lumps and seals.

Most often, cellulite first appears during puberty, which is associated with changes in hormonal levels, but it can manifest itself at any age. Its severity depends on the individual characteristics of the body, the genetic component, the general health of the woman, as well as habits that we often do not take seriously.

Not worth…

… spend all the time at the computer

… spend all the time at the computer

If your work does not involve a long stay at the desk, you will always be one step ahead in the fight against «orange peel». Static postures, as well as the habit of sitting cross-legged, worsen blood circulation, and in addition to cellulite, can contribute to the development of varicose veins.

Dr. Jill Weibela Miami dermatologist, advises the fair sex to get up from time to time and do part of the work while standing, and even better, “take short breaks to walk.”

… smoke even «light» cigarettes

In addition to the fact that nicotine impairs blood circulation in the tissues of the body, which in itself contributes to the formation of cellulite, it negatively affects metabolism and inhibits the breakdown of fats. A bad habit increases the amount of free radicals in the body — the culprits of premature aging, and destroys vitamin C — a powerful antioxidant that is very important for maintaining healthy skin.

… ignore fitness exercises

Muscle building in the back of the thighs is a great idea for those who want to reduce the “ripples” on the skin of the thighs and buttocks. Fitness instructor Giselle Valentine advises doing deadlift on straight legs — this is a good exercise that gives a seductive roundness to the buttocks and helps to «disguise» cellulite. Any regular exercise that helps to “build” the buttocks and pump them up is also effective.

… sunbathing without prior preparation

Summer is a small life, and a vacation spent on the Cote d’Azur is a welcome pleasure. Those who are going on a sea cruise should know that without cosmetics with SPF protection factors, sunbathing is very dangerous. The sun’s rays have a destructive effect on collagen fibers, which are responsible for the density, elasticity and youthfulness of a woman’s skin.

… wear tight jeans

… wear tight jeans

Tight pants, jeans and leggings that fit snugly against the skin, perfectly following the contours of the body, impede blood circulation, restricting blood flow and creating all the conditions for the formation of an «orange peel». The more often you wear such clothes, the higher the risk of unpleasant consequences.

…drink little water

The body of an adult is 60% water. Without its sufficient consumption, normal metabolism and blood circulation, timely disposal of toxins is impossible. If you drink little water or replace it with drinks — for example, tea or coffee, congestion occurs in the tissues, creating all the conditions for the formation of cellulite. In addition, excessive love for coffee threatens with dehydration.

… eat a lot of sweets

Doctors consider sweet desserts and carbonated drinks to be «empty» calories — they do not benefit the body in the form of nutrients, but contribute to the formation of body fat. Sugar, in addition, enhances the process of glycation (bonding of collagen fibers with glucose), due to which the skin loses its natural elasticity and firmness. “If you have a lot of sweets in your diet, then other bad habits – smoking, sunbathing and others – cause even more damage,” says the dermatologist. Frederick Brandt.

… consume too much salt

… consume too much salt

High-salt foods retain fluid in the body, which leads to congestion. “Combined with poor skin quality, swelling makes the symptoms of cellulite more noticeable — the skin looks like a honeycomb,” says Dr. Ryan Neinsteena plastic surgeon from the USA.

… confess your love for fast food

Everything that fast food is rich in negatively affects the condition of the skin and the body in particular. Synthetic additives, preservatives and flavors, saturated and hydrogenated fats, salt and sugar undermine the health of all organs and systems, contributing to their disorganization. Such nutrition stimulates inflammatory processes in the body and the development of obesity. And when fat cells are «bloated» and cellulite is more pronounced.

… often diet

“Weight swings”, when a woman quickly gains weight, and then just as quickly gets rid of it, are fraught with loss of skin elasticity — it simply will not have time to stretch and contract. “Damage to collagen, a structural element of the skin, leads to problems with relief. The skin becomes uneven, bumpy, the manifestations of cellulite are clearly distinguishable, ”notes Dr. Ryan Neinstein.

…constantly postponing the massage

...constantly postponing the massage

Restorative massage is an effective measure for the prevention of cellulite. It stimulates blood circulation and promotes the outflow of excess fluid. Thanks to this, the skin texture improves, and it looks better — it becomes smoother. And anti-cellulite massage also “breaks” fat cells, which gives a noticeable smoothing effect.

… skip medical exams

Preventive examinations in the clinic are an important tool for maintaining health and … one of the measures to prevent the «orange peel». Specialists in time will identify hormonal disorders in the body and malfunctions of the thyroid gland, as well as other conditions that contribute to the formation of cellulite.


To reduce the manifestations of the «orange peel», you need to eat right, exercise, use cosmetics wisely and reconsider your lifestyle.

Expert comment

Irina Yuryevna Kopylova, dermatovenereologist, cosmetologist, specialist in laser medicine, State Research Center for Laser Medicine, FMBA

Cellulite, from which many women of different ages suffer in various forms, not only spoils the mood and appearance, but can also be a clinical manifestation of a malfunction in the endocrine system. Therefore, if you have already visited an endocrinologist and a gynecologist and found out that everything is in order with your health, you should think about other reasons for the appearance of an orange peel on your body.

Obviously, bad habits lead to the appearance of cellulite. Love for alcohol and cigarettes, lack of movement and an active lifestyle, love for fatty foods and fast food. Therefore, if cellulite has already made itself felt, it is urgent to eliminate all risk factors from life. And if not yet, take preventive measures, because the risks increase with age.

Treatment and prevention of cellulite is a set of daily measures, which should eventually become the norm of life:

— compliance with the drinking regime (2 liters of water per day in the morning);

— daily movement — playing sports, walking in the fresh air, dancing, jumping rope, visiting the gym, morning jogging;

— compliance with the diet: more vegetables, fish, less fatty and unhealthy foods, sweets and cakes.


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