Lesser known myths and facts about cellulite

Myth -Cellulite does not affect young, thin women

Fact – Cellulite affects 85% of women, regardless of age or weight. Cellulite can start right after puberty and many thin and fit women have cellulite

Myth – Cellulite is controlled by weight loss and exercise

Fact – While weight loss and exercise may help these factors, alone cannot control cellulite because the fat that causes cellulite is found in the layer of the skin not the fat of the body. The fat found in the skin cannot         be metabolized and used as fuel, which we do when we are losing weight. If we are to improve the appearance of cellulite, we need to focus not on burning fat but on the dermis, the part of the skin where the cellulite causing fat is found.

Myth – Cellulite does not affect men.

FactYou won’t often notice men with cellulite, but they are out there. Besides hormone differences, male fat cells are shaped differently from women’s and they don’t stretch as easily (as women’s do in order to accommodate pregnancy), so cellulite is not as apparent. When men do have cellulite, it usually appears on their neck or stomach, as opposed to women, who experience it most on their legs, thighs and buttocks.

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