What are the different types of cellulite?
There are many different types of cellulite affecting anywhere between 80 to 95% of women around the world.
Many studies suggest cellulite is as much of a health issue as it as an appearance issue and whilst some women have a greater number of fat-storing receptors which is usually genetic, many forms of cellulite are the result of no exercise, bad health and diet or an imbalanced hormone system.
With so many women around the world dealing with the affects of cellulite, let’s talk about the different types and their causes, and how to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Located mainly in the arms and in the lower part of the legs (thighs, knees and calf) oedema cellulite results from poor circulation and fluid retention, which is why this type of cellulite is often associated with water retention. It is relatively easy to treat and is identified by symptoms such as heavy legs and swelling sensations in the body, often related to fluid retention in the body. There are many contributing factors to the development of oedema, with a lack of slow exercise (yoga, swimming and walking) and a poor or unhealthy diet being the most common causes.
Water retention is the most common type of cellulite however it is the easiest to treat. Results can be achieved very quickly results using our Body Sculpting Cup which encourages lymphatic flow as well as having regular professional lymphatic drainage treatments.
Drinking detoxifying tea to assist the body with the release of toxins and fluid, and a low-sodium diet is recommended to reduce this type of cellulite.
Hard cellulite; also known as solid cellulite, is one of the hardest types of cellulite to treat as it is often the result of cellulite developing and building up over many years. It is most commonly located in the hips, the thighs, around the buttocks and sometimes inside the knee. It is caused by a lack of exercise or extra weight and its appearance can be compact and painful to touch.
Fatty cellulite is the most painful type of cellulite and is quite hard to reduce but intense and regular massage with our Body Sculpting Cup, as well as exercising and a healthy diet, will help to reduce it considerably. A low-carb diet is recommended for this type of cellulite.
Often the result of hormonal changes, ageing, and weight gain, soft cellulite is distinguishable by flabby and/or saggy skin texture around the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and arms.
Soft cellulite is one of the hardest types of cellulite to treat, as to do so you need to boost skin firmness, stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Soft cellulite can be treated with our skin firming ritual, the Body Spa Kit, which includes the Spa Exfoliant Glove, Hydrating Shower Gel and Firming Body Oil - as well as radio frequency treatments (in salon) and collagen booster supplements.
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