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Cellulite is an annoying condition that affects over 80% of women. It is completely natural to have a little bit of cellulite but many women still feel very self-conscious about the bumpy and dimpled appearance it gives to their skin.

For most women cellulite simply comes hand in hand with becoming an adult.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re overweight or underweight; you could still be at risk of developing cellulite as it can affect women of all different shapes, sizes and ages.

In order to take steps to prevent and diminish the appearance of cellulite it’s important to first understand exactly what it is and what could be causing it.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite gives skin a bumpy and dimpled appearance and is most likely to occur on the legs, thighs and bottom, making it the bane of many women’s lives when it comes to wearing a bikini on holiday.  Although men can get cellulite it is much more uncommon, between 90% and 98% of cases of cellulite occur in women as unfortunately we are just more genetically disposed to developing it.

Cellulite is caused when pockets of fat become enlarged and then press against the surface of the skin and the connective tissue.  This causes the characteristic bulges, bumps and dimples of cellulite to appear on the surface of the skin.

What causes cellulite?

There are a number of factors that could help to contribute to how likely you are to get cellulite, this include:

  • Genetics
  • Poor diet
  • Change in hormones
  • Smoking
  • Tight underwear

How to reduce the appearance of cellulite

If you’re bothered by the appearance of cellulite then there are a number of steps you can take to lessen the appearance of cellulite.

Eat a healthy diet and exercise

We are what we eat, it sounds corny but it’s true!  One of the biggest changes that you can make to help you to get on your way to banishing cellulite is to make sure that you’re eating a healthy and balanced diet.  Try to avoid foods that are high in salt, sugar, fat, sweeteners, chemicals and additives as there could all worsen cellulite.

If you smoke, give up smoking! Studies that shown that people who smoke are more likely to suffer from cellulite.

Cellulite is made up of fat so it makes sense that if you have less fat in your body it should lessen the appearance of cellulite.  Make sure that you are exercising regularly in order to reduce the amount of fat in your body and to tone and firm up your skin.  The tighter your skin is the less obvious cellulite will be.

Seek professional help

At Swann Beauty we offer safe and unobtrusive beauty treatments like mesotherapy, dermal rollering and Venus Freeze all of which can help to improve the appearance of problem areas of cellulite to leave you feeling happy and confident about your body again.