Cellulite is a misunderstood condition. Here are some common myths debunked:
Myth #1: Cellulite is due to obesity. No, it isnt. Its true that increased fat can accentuate cellulites appearance. But even slender, fit female athletes can have cellulite.
Myth #2: Cellulite is caused by advancing age. No, it isnt. It occurs in up to 98 percent of women over 20.
Myth #3: Cellulite is abnormal fat tissue. No, it isnt. Its a connective tissue disorder that happens when strands of the connective tissue fishnet, which normally hold subcutaneous fat smoothly in place, break. Fat then bulges through the breaks and creates that lumpy look.
Myth #4: Cellulite is inherited. Only in the sense that being female is inherited. There are several contributing factors, including insulin resistance, lack of exercise, and the hormonal peaks and valleys associated with menstruation and pregnancy.
Knowing this, I am going to give you five steps you need to know to be cellulite free. These steps can be used in addition to the other tips Kimberly and I have given you on this blog, including dry brush massaging and using my latte lather.
Step 1 to Cellulite Free Skin: Hormone Balance
I briefly touched on the connection between cellulite and estrogen levels here. To reduce the appearance of cellulite, some of the best hormone-balancing supplements you can use include black cohosh, genistein, and hops.