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7 Cellulite Myths You Need to Stop Believing Right Now ...

By Vladlena

Hey, we all have cellulite, and we all hate it, and as much as we try to believe that there are ways to completely get rid of it, most of those solutions are cellulite myths. And if you are feeling a little bit self-conscious about your cellulite, there is no need to be hard on yourself, because 90% of women have it! The only way to face our problem is to know the truth about it, so here are 7 cellulite myths that you need to stop believing now!

1 Drinking More Water Can Prevent Cellulite

To be honest, there is no correlation between your water intake and disappearing cellulite. Those two just don’t come hand in hand and unfortunately it’s impossible to just wash out cellulite out of your system! Although drinking a lot of water contributes to a healthy body, it won’t help the condition of your skin. This is one of the cellulite myths you need to debunk right now.

2 Losing Weight Will Get Rid of Cellulite

One common misconception today is that following a good exercise regimen will not only tone and slim your body, but also get rid of cellulite. Sadly, that’s not true, because no exercise can change the structure of your body. Even the most fit athletes are victims of cellulite, so losing weight will not be the answer to your prayers.

3 A Healthy Diet Will Prevent Cellulite

Just like losing weight won’t get rid of cellulite, no diet can help with this cosmetic problem. Yes, if you are healthy and exercise regularly it might reduce the severity of cellulite, but it would still be a major problem. And the combination of exercise and a balanced diet can reduce fat cells, but it will never get rid of them.

4 Creams Will Make Cellulite Disappear

We all want to believe that there is a magic cream somewhere out there that will solve all of our cellulite problems, but that cream is completely unattainable because it doesn't exist! Yes there are some creams and oils that will temporarily help with the appearance of cellulite, but yet again, it is not the final solution. Companies do a great job marketing their products, but we can’t give in!

5 Only Women Get Cellulite

Although cellulite is more common in women, we are not alone, because men have it too! Fun fact: male fat cells are shaped differently from, and don't stretch as easily as, women’s fat cells. Nonetheless, men that do get cellulite mostly get it in the neck or the stomach area, while women get it on legs, thighs and bottom.

6 Only Overweight People Get Cellulite

Saying that only overweight people get cellulite is an erroneous statement. It’s completely false because cellulite affects all body types. It doesn't discriminate! Excess fat does make cellulite more apparent and noticeable but even petite frames suffer from unwanted bulges. In the end we’re all in this together!

7 Tanning Can Hide Cellulite

Although it would sort of makes sense to think that tanning can hide cellulite, it is one of the myths that needs to be debunked today. Even the tannest individuals suffer from cellulite and are not able to hide it. Cellulite doesn't tan like the rest of our skin which explains why sometimes one tanning session can make cellulite even more prominent than it was before! Not only that, but tanning damages collagen which is crucial in reducing the appearance of cellulite!

Unfortunately there is no easy solution against cellulite. It’s an ongoing and universal battle! What is the best way in which you deal with your cellulite? Do share with me!

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