What is cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push through the connective tissue beneath your skin. Commonly found on the thighs and buttocks, cellulite makes skin appear lumpy or dimpled.
Cellulite can affect both men and women, but the reality of the situation is that women are more likely to experience it. In fact, between 80 and 90 percent of women may experience it during their lifetimes. It makes sense then that many women who gained weight during pregnancy will deal with it.
Why aging women are most impacted by cellulite
Hormones are one major factor at play when it comes to women developing cellulite. Estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin all help form cellulite during its production process. Age becomes a second factor at play here as one theory states that as women approach menopause, their estrogen and blood flow to connective tissue under their skin decreases.
Less oxygen to connective tissue results in lower collagen production. While this is happening, fat cells also enlarge due to falling estrogen levels. The result is more visible fat deposits that protrude through the weakening connective tissue under the skin, causing the dimpling sight of cellulite. Age further exacerbates the appearance because it makes skin less elastic, thinner, and more prone to the development of cellulite.
How to get rid of cellulite
If you’re trying to find out how to get rid of cellulite or cellulite creams that might do the trick, it’s important to know that you likely won’t get rid of it. But, you may be able to minimize the appearance of cellulite. And, better yet: you may be able to do so naturally.
Coconut oil for cellulite
Coconut oil is great for hydrating and smoothing skin, and, as a result, may help mask the dimples that appear due to cellulite. But, the benefits don’t stop there. Coconut oil also has healing properties when applied to skin, which can boost collagen production in the skin, despite what age might want. The firming, tightening effects of collagen may help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
While there are no guarantees that any cellulite creams or natural treatment methods will help everyone, why not give it a shot? Any of our pure coconut oil products can be applied topically, but we recommend Pure Beauty or Pure Baby.