No wonder it is one of the most despised cosmetic conditions of the body, cellulite is pretty much common especially for Asian brown women whose bodies are ‘programmed’ to be a bit bulky with an hour-glass body shape. Even though it is common and alright to have cellulite on the thighs and the belly, the models you see on TV would make you believe otherwise. A lot of people hence get dragged into a complex that they aren’t perfect and carry fat deposits everywhere. In order for you to get rid of cellulite, all of us need to understand it first because there is a great number of misconceptions by the desi community about it.
Myth #1: The Cure To Cellulite Is Liposuction
For most of us, the term ‘liposuction’ would make you automatically think about cellulite reduction in general, whereas it has no link directly. Yes, a liposuction treatment can certainly tone your body muscles, but it doesn’t remove the cellulite from your body. Also, spot reduction doesn’t work on this either.
Myth #2: Cellulite Is Age Specific
Err, nope. Cellulite has simply nothing to do with how old you are. If your daadi ammi has it, you can have it as well. There’s nothing age-specific about it, it’s all rather about the places in which your skin can store excessive fatty cells. Yes, your skin can slack if you are turning old and that can add to the cellulite formation.
Myth #3: Beauty Creams Do Not Always Work
So maybe, the Faiza Beauty Cream’s group decides to come up with a herbal formula to eradicate cellulite. Just don’t go for it as it has been scientifically tested and re-tested that these creams hardly ever work. The ones that do, are medically prescribed by a dermatologist. So you can visit yours now instead of trying something random off the counter.
Myth #4: Cellulite Is For The Khawateen Only
All the feminists might actually get pretty upset on this one. Who says cellulite is only a feminine issue? Yes, maybe it’s because comparatively, females get more cellulite than males, but the mard hazraat do get it as well. It’s just that the composition of fibrous tissues is different in a female body than in a male body.
Myth #5: Cellulite Makes You Look Fat
It’s just a layer of subcutaneous fat, for heaven’s sake! Having cellulite cannot by any means be confused with being fat. Even those women who weight 52 kg might have cellulite on their thighs even though they are super thin. Hence, it has nothing to do with body weight.
Myth #6: Losing Weight Makes You Lose Cellulite
The previous point adds to this one, if your body’s weight has no effect on the cellulite amount, losing some pounds cannot really guarantee losing cellulite. In some cases, if individuals lose weight, their cellulite actually becomes more prominent. You can, however try aerobics, keep your diet well-balanced and drink plenty of water in order to make your skin regain that lost elasticity.