Orange peel, cottage cheese or dimples, call it what you like- Every woman reading this knows that cellulite can seriously interrupt our pursuit of smooth, supple skin!
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a collection of fat underneath the skin that causes a puckering effect which is seen on the skin topography. It occurs when subcutaneous connective tissue stiffens and fat pockets push out against this tissue, causing a dimpled appearance. It is mainly found on the bum, legs, tummy and upper arms.
Cellulite is not just fat- it is also an indication of the accumulation of toxic cellular wastes beneath the skin. For that reason, it is important to flush this nasty waste out of the system; Not just for a smooth, healthy skin appearance, but also to become healthier on the inside!
What causes cellulite?
Causes of cellulite are mainly attributed to nutritional and lifestyle factors. The main culprits are lack of exercise, alcohol, smoking, high carbohydrate intake, trans fats and poor vegetable intake.
Lack of vegetables is one of the main reasons for cellulite as vegetables contain antioxidants which detoxify the body and destroy nasty free radicals throughout the body. Both of these processes assist in the clearance of fat and cellular waste beneath the skin, which in turn, clears cellulite.
If you are exercising and your nutrition is good, supplementation will accelerate your fight against cellulite.
How can I prevent or get rid of cellulite?
Vitamin C plays a central role in the formation of collagen, which is the ‘scaffolding’ of our skin. Supplementation with vitamin C strengthens the skin’s structural support, preventing the skin from quite literally “buckling” under the pressure of subcutaneous fat pockets.
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that acts as a potent antioxidant. Cosmetic companies have taken advantage of the powers of this vitamin, and most advance cellulite creams now include vitamin E as their main ingredient. However, supplementation with oral vitamin E has been seen to be even more effective at banishing cellulite!
Combining a good exercise program with a good healthy diet and the power of Vitamin C and Vitamin E will finally banish the dreaded orange peel appearance, leaving you with the smooth supple skin that you have always desired!