The terrible truth when it comes to cellulite is that no one is safe. Chances are, if you’re a woman who has passed puberty you will most likely suffer from cellulite at some point. In fact, 80% of the over 20s will fall victim to cellulite regardless of their size or shape.
It is often assumed that larger women are more likely to have visible cellulite due to an increased body fat level but this simply isn’t the case (although, by lowering the level of body fat, you can diminish the problem) However, it has been determined from a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that those who have dieted – and yo-yo dieters in particular – can have significantly worse cellulite.
So what can be done? The problem is that there is no current ‘cure’ and no overnight miracle cream for the problem. Cellulite is the dimpled appearance in skin as a result of fatty deposits underneath the surface of skin. Prevention is key in this area and a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet can help reduce the chances of obtaining the ‘cottage-cheese’ catastrophe.
There are plenty of methods currently on trial in order to remove cellulite although none have been medically backed.
But, there are plenty of solutions out there to help improve the appearance of cellulite and certainly from preventing it from further occurring. Exercise is often recommended as it improves circulation as well as keeps body fat levels lower. And underwear brand, Playtex, have taken this into consideration when designing their latest range of shapewear.
Intended as an everyday essential to your wardrobe, the shapewear offers an immediate sculpting effect whilst helping to drop centimetres off your hips and thighs in just 28 days. In fact, it aims to “provide effortless slimming and anti-cellulite effects day after day.”
The “Objective One Size Down” range works using Acti-Mineral ceramic crystals that are women into the fibres of the fabric, stimulating a continuous massage effect of the body, improving circulation and facilitating the removal of toxins – and in theory, aiding the reduction in cellulite.
As the years tick by and as we start to lose the elasticity in our body with age, skin starts to drop and can further the appearance of cellulite, but with shapewear, these problems areas – including hips, thighs and buttocks – can be helped with the supporting shape given from shapewear.
This article was written by Sarah Henderson, Sarah is a contributor to iHealthMarket where she has recently covered a review on revitol cellulite cream. If you are not comfortable with wearing the underwear you can try out this cream, many women especially those 20+ refuse wear these as it does restrict movement a little bit and can be uncomfortable.