Type of cellulite (cellulite removal)
First of all, you have to observe what type of cellulite you have in order to fight it: soft, hard (also known as solid cellulite) or edematous cellulite. In summer, cellulite tends to worsen, because of liquid retention, what makes “orange peel skin” more visible.
- A healthy diet, exercise and anti-cellulite creams adapted to your type of orange peel skin are essential to fight cellulite and sculpt your figure.
- Take notes about your type of cellulite. Fight the cellulite!
Types of cellulite: What cellulite do I have?
According the external aspect of the cellulite, you can classify cellulite in three types:
Solid or hard cellulite
Orange peel skin is rather hard, consistent and granulated. It's hard to pinch it because it's compact. It can be painful, even when it's not touched and it tends to be localized in the inner part of the thighs and the inner part of the knees. It tends to affect young women with a robust physical structure. It's the most complicated cellulite to treat.
If you have solid or hard cellulite...
It's a cellulite that is hard to pinch and hurts. Very specific to muscular women. The hardest to get rid of.
It's the most common type of cellulite and presents the typical aspect of orange peel skin. The affected area has a “spongy” or “jelly like” appearance. It's also characterized by its flaccidity. Localized in the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, back and arms, it's not painful. It tends to appear after 40 years old, especially in sedentary women or people who have had drastic weight changes.
If you have soft cellulite...
It's a cellulite that thrives in thighs and buttocks, it doesn't hurt and your finger will sink in it when touched. Causes? Sedentary lifestyle and crash diets.
This cellulite appears in the lower extremities and it's associated with liquid retention and venous insufficiency. It can be bothering when touched and nodules can be felt. The legs tend to be swollen. It's the less frequent type of cellulite but it does offer the best results if you are constant with your treatments. It tends to be a young women cellulite.
If you have an edematous cellulite...
It's a cellulite that affects thighs, knees and love handles, and it hurts. The legs have liquid retention and adopt a form of “columns”.
Typology of cellulite on the legs and thighs
Where does cellulite hide? Unfortunately, cellulite doesn't hide, it's very visible especially on the legs, thighs and buttocks. Women are programmed that way. I have recently heard from a dermatologist, “Being sorry for cellulite is absurd! It's like hearing a man complaining about it's growing beard!”
Main cause of cellulite apparition:
• hormonal troubles (menopause, pregnancy, contraceptives)
• unhealthy diet
• weak muscles who don't burn much calories
• endocrine glands
• blood flow slowdown
• genetic inheritance of the mother
Phases of the evolution of cellulite on the legs
There are various phases of cellulite who vary of gravity level. Discover how to fight cellulite on the legs.
Initial cellulite: The first phase is observed at a young age. In this phase, the skin is still smooth but starts to lightly swell due to liquid retention. Thankfully, in this phase, it's really easy to get rid of it.
Visible cellulite: In the second phase, cellulite on the legs is obvious. Blood doesn't flow very well. It's fundamental to change diet and exercise regularly.
Very visible cellulite: The third phase is the most tedious for all women, “orange peel skin” is obvious. The skin is irregular, cold and loses its sensitivity. An anti-cellulite massage can be very useful but very painful too. Only by following a complete program against cellulite, you'll be able to have satisfactory results after 6 months.
Pathological cellulite: In the fourth phase, cellulite has become a true pathology of the skin. The skin is hard, cold to touch and lightly blue. The situation can only be improved with liposuction. It's better to avoid this phase!
Cellulite prevention: Diet, exercise and anti-cellulite products
Physical activity, increasing fiber consumption, diminishing salt use, avoiding industrial foods, renouncing tobacco and reducing alcohol consumption are important healthy habits for those who want to feel good with themselves and better with others. In addition, the use of anti-cellulite cosmetics and corporal treatments reinforce the benefices of those healthy habits.