Cellulite Facts

8 Cellulite Facts &
dos and don’ts

1. Cellulite is basically fat

Cellulite is mostly fat that has been damaged and is the result of poor circulation and drainage. Dr Elizabeth Dancey, a London cosmetic medicine practitioner and author of The Cellulite Solution, states an inactive lifestyle results in the body holding on to the fat cells which then leads to that stubborn, ugly dimpling we call cellulite. So do watch your weight and don’t be a slave to your desk or sofa!

2. Cellulite can be hereditary

Just as some families are susceptible to certain diseases, the possibility of extreme cellulite being present is no different. But hormones, diet and lifestyle play an important role too, so if your mum and grandmother have or had cellulite, it doesn’t mean to say that you can’t influence it. Therefore, the sooner you take care of yourself, the better.

3. Having cellulite means doesn’t necessarily mean you’re overweight

This is one of the most common myths and can be very frustrating for those people who are not overweight. Over 80 per cent of women in the western world have cellulite to some degree and that includes skinny people and even supermodels (Tyra Banks has admitted to having cellulite).

Keep on top of your weight to avoid ‘yo-yoing’, which stretches the connective tissue in your skin and makes cellulite worse. And if your weight’s fine, don’t try to lose more in a bid to reduce cellulite. The chances are it won’t make much difference.

4. Cellulite gets worse as you get older

This is TRUE! Unfortunately, for the majority of us, says Dr. Dancey. Cellulite starts to form as soon as estrogen levels increase at puberty, and it should be remembered that it is a degenerative condition. As the years pass, we tend to be less active, put on weight and the skin thins.

As a result, fat cells get bigger, supporting fibers stretch, circulation decreases, more fluid gets trapped and the puckering effect makes cellulite more obvious. To stop unnecessary amounts of toxins building up in trapped fluid, cut down on the worst offenders: caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.

5. Drinking water does not improve cellulite

Water does not fix the condition of cellulite. Most of us are more dehydrated than we think and it’s however water you do have is used by the vital internal organs first, not the skin(the outer organ of the body) Of course drink sufficient amounts of water to maintain a healthy lymphatic system to remove waste products etc., however don’t drink too much as swelling under the skin can actually make cellulite look worse.

6. Exercise will smooth out cellulite

Although exercise won’t get rid of cellulite, as even athletes can have cellulite, the fact is that working out improves circulation, removes excess fluid and tones muscles and means that skin will look smoother, regardless of the cellulite.

7. A healthy diet will prevent cellulite

Not really. Of course, a healthy diet is always a good idea, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t get cellulite at all. Dr. Dancey says, however, that “essential fatty acids, like Omega 3 and 6 can reduce cells sticking together.” She advises lots of coloured fruit and vegetables, especially broccoli and blueberries, along with fish oil in your diet, while steering clear of junk food and artificial sweeteners.

8. Liposuction is the surgical answer to cellulite.

BEWARE: It is very costly; not always effective and is always traumatic to the body.
Even if you can afford the $5000 price tag, it’s your last resort for shifting areas of stubborn fat deposits and it may not even remove that cottage cheese-like cellulite. In fact, it’s a traumatic procedure that could impair your circulatory and lymphatic system, and has left many women with fewer inches but more lumps and bumps than before.


There’s a new product on the market which is catching beauty editors’ attention around the country and could be the perfect alternative to surgery: The product is called DIMINISH ™, manufactured by Ultra Balm Skincare, a Division of Sales R Us, Inc. It is a totally safe Cream. Unlike most over-the-counter cellulite reducing creams, DIMINISH not only contains sufficient caffeine to be effective in reducing cellulite, it contains certain property that ensures that all its cellulite reducing ingredients are sufficiently carried and absorbed thru the skins surface (Specifically carried by selected oils plus Vitamin A, D & E.) Sounds rather more appealing than going under the knife, don’t you think?