The Biggest Misconception About Cellulite

January 16th, 2010

LegsHaving been an esthetician for as long as I have and here at Joanna Vargas Skin Care, I have noticed that most women are concerned with a lot of the same issues. Cellulite is one of the most repeated concerns women have voiced.

One of the biggest misconceptions about cellulite is that it occurs due to weight gain. In fact, cellulite is actually a skin problem and it occurs due to DAMAGED SKIN, not fat.

I know is hard to believe, cellulite is the result of damaged skin, NOT FAT! The truth is, even very thin women can and do have cellulite. Many thin women with cellulite will attest to that.

There are many factors that contribute to the problem, nutrition, lifestyle and sun exposure to name a few.

And of course the main issue is structure in a woman’s skin. The connective tissue lies up and down, parallel to itself, with fat cells lying below it.

Loss of elasticity and firmness in these walls allows for the pucker look we all despise.

How can we prevent the skin from losing elasticity and thickness?

Nutritionally, you need to eat things that help produce elastin and collagen. Although slow, its the best route as it will immensely boost the external things you need to do.

Externally, one can do a few things at home for the skin on the body. Exfoliation is essential- the slight abrasion will trigger the skin’s healing mechanism which helps the production of collagen and elastin.

Lastly, use a hydrating cream to feed the skin all the vital nutrients that will keep it firm and supple.

In handling cellulite, or any other skin problem, the best thing I always recommend is PREVENTION from the start. I recommend you do the Full Body Microdermabrasion.

If you have not been in for sometime call the Joanna Vargas Salon in New York City and make your appointment now, 212/949.2350.

Sincerely,

JOANNA VARGAS
Joanna Vargas Skin Care

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