We are all familiar with the dreaded “orange peel” look that cellulite gives our upper thighs. It is caused by fat squeezing through skin structures that have been weakened through age or weight changes.
Unfortunately, as women, we are much more likely to get it than men. That doesn’t mean that men don’t get it.
There are three grades of cellulite and it can be categorized as follows:
- Grade 1 can only be seen with a microscope that shows damage to skin cells
- Grade 2 is visible by the naked eye, but only just and is characterized by low elasticity of the skin.
- Grade 3 is the highly visible orange peel skin we are all too familiar with
What causes the skin on your thighs to show cellulite, particularly grade 3 cellulite?
What Causes Leg Cellulite?
The debate is still ongoing about what causes cellulite on legs, but scientists have a few theories that seem sensible. These include:
- Hormones. Particularly the female hormones Prolactin and Estrogen are thought to change patterns of fat storage and affect the elasticity of thigh skin structures.
- Genetics. It is theorized that the way you store fat on your thighs is information that is passed through your family via your genes.
- Diet. If you lose weight you may find your skin loses elasticity and cellulite shows up worse than when you weighed more. A high-fat diet is said to contribute to cellulite too.
- Lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle, such as working in a job where you sit down for most of the day, is bad for cellulite. So is smoking.
- Clothing. If you wear clothing that is too tight you can stem blood flow and make cellulite worse.
How to Cure Leg Cellulite
If you reverse some of the things that cause leg cellulite then you could see an improvement in your thighs appearance and texture. Examples of doable reversals include:
- Eating a lower-fat diet – A great way to lose fat and slim thighs is by eating a low-fat diet filled with fruit and veg that contains cellulite fighting vitamins.
- Wearing looser clothes – Allow water and fluid to drain away from the legs by wearing loose trousers or skirts.
- Walking more – Improved circulation will help leg cellulite, so will generally keeping more active. Walking is a low-impact form of exercise that can help you to burn off excess fat that might be making the problem worse.
Another great way to reduce cellulite is through daily massage of the affected area alongside the use of an anti-cellulite gel or cream such as my top-rated anti-cellulite product Life’s Butter.
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