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Five Famous Cellulite Myths Busted and More!

Cellulite affects 90% of women and is something we struggle with still today. Unfortunately, there has yet to be a cure for cellulite. For many years it was considered a normal process in women and was not researched by medical science.

Now that more women are looking for a solution to cellulite there has been new research and developments in treating cellulite.

However, many old myths regarding cellulite still remain today. Update yourself with the facts and treat your cellulite the right way. Read on and find out if you have been fooled with cellulite myths.

1. Cellulite only occurs in women

FALSE.

This is probably one of the most believed cellulite myths of all. The truth is, cellulite does affect as much as 90% women but can also affect men.

In fact data shows that as least 6,000 men in the U.S. sought treatment for cellulite last year. The reason for this is believed that men with lower level of the hormone androgen have a tendency to develop cellulite.

You might be wondering why cellulite seems to be a woman issue. The reason for this is the way that women organize their fat.

Unlike men who organize their fat parallel to their skin, women organize fat in a perpendicular fashion. This causes fat to pull down on the skin creating uneven bumpy layers of fat or what you see as cellulite.

2. Liposuction gets rid of cellulite

FALSE. Here is another cellulite myth most people believe to be true. Liposuction does not get rid of cellulite; in fact it makes cellulite worst.

Cellulite is superficial fat, which is fat underneath the top layer of skin. Liposuction does not remove fat in this layer of skin; it removes fat in deeper layers of skin.

After a person has liposuction the fat in the superficial layer of skin becomes more visible and flabby looking. It's definitely not the result you want if your main concern is removing cellulite.

3. cellulite treatment Exercise eliminates cellulite

FALSE. Cellulite is caused by hormonal and genetic factors and no exercise will eliminate cellulite. Even physical trainers have cellulite. However, this doesn't mean to skip out on exercise.

While exercise won't eliminate your cellulite it will help to prevent and manage your cellulite.

The less fat you have, the less chance you have that the fat will turn into cellulite. So build your muscle and burn that fat!

4. Drinking lots of water reduces cellulite

FALSE. While drinking lots of water is healthy for you, it does not do a thing for cellulite. In fact too much water enhances the appearance of your cellulite.

Developers of cellulite creams know this and add ingredients which work to eliminate excess water in the body.

The reason why caffeine and aminophylline are popular ingredients in cellulite treatments is due to their ability to dehydrate the skin. This causes cellulite to look firmer and smoother.

5. There's such thing as a cellulite diet

FALSE. Unfortunately, there isn't a cellulite fighting food. No food will reduce or eliminate cellulite. However, the benefits of a healthy diet are worth taking up.

A healthy anti cellulite diet will prevent you from fatty foods which promote unsightly cellulite.

Now that you familiarized yourself with the five most famous cellulite myths, read on to uncover the new cellulite myths of today. Some may surprise and others may help you find the cellulite treatment that works!

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