Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Myths About Cellulite

Here are some myths about cellulite:

Cellulite Myth 1: Men Are Immune to Cellulite
This is absolutely not true. Even though majority of women are much likely to develop cellulite than men, they are not completely immune to cellulite formation. Men generally suffers cellulite on the front thigh and abdomen area.

Cellulite Myth 2: Only Overweight People Suffer From Cellulite
Cellulite affects all types of people, regardless of body weight, size or age. Even regular exercisers are battling against the "cottage-cheese" syndrome. However, the percentage of obese people that suffer from cellulite is much higher than thin people.

Cellulite Myth 3: Cellulite Only Affects Thighs & Buttocks
Though thighs and buttocks are the most common cellulite formation area, cellulite can be formed in other areas of the body - i.e upper arm and stomach.

Cellulite Myth 4: Diet and Exercise Will Eliminate Cellulite
No doubt about it that by sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regime certainly helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. But will it get rid of cellulite completely? The answer is NO. Fat cells that are trapped between the connective fibrous tissue are difficult to get rid of even with vigorous attempts of dieting and exercising activities.

Cellulite Myth 5: There is No Hope in Fighting Cellulite
Many people think that there is nothing they can do to get rid of cellulite and this is surprising not true. There are many over-the-counter products such as anti cellulite cream and lotions available that helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you need a quick fix on your cellulite condition, these products may come in handy. Other than creams and lotion, body wraps, and other more sophisticated procedures such as endermologie cellulite and mesotherapy cellulite certainly help you to improve on your cellulite appearance.

Cellulite Myth 6: Young People Need Not Worry About Cellulite
As mentioned before, cellulite affects all people regardless of body weight, size and age. Cellulite appears as unsighly large lumps and bumps on older people whereas for younger people, it is more likely that cellulite appears as the "orange peel" effect.