What causes cellulite?
Although the precise cause of cellulite is unknown, it appears to be due to the way the connective tissue beneath the skin interacts with the fat. When fat cells get larger, the connective tissue does not change length, meaning that fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, giving that orange peel appearance. However, in men, this connective tissue is crisscrossed rather than vertical, hence why men suffer a lot less than women from cellulite.
Further, as we age and women approach menopause, reducing levels of oestrogen causes blood flow to decrease to the connective tissue. This results in less collagen production and fat cells swelling. In turn, these fat deposits become more visible creating further dimpling. As we age, skin becomes thinner which is a further cause of cellulite appearing.
Treatments for Cellulite
ZO Skin Health have two body products that specifically target the connective tissue and lengthens the bands, diminishing the appearance of cellulite.
- ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion: a multi-action body treatment which helps to restore the skin’s natural barrier function. This is perfect to soften and resurface the skin of the body while helping those who suffer with eczema and keratosis pilaris. With a small amount of retinol, the ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion promotes epidermal renewal encouraging the skin’s elasticity and firmness which reducing the appearance of age spots.
- ZO Skin Health Cellulite Control: is clinically proven to reduce and prevent the visible signs of cellulite. Using its revolutionary blend of ingredients, ZO Skin Health Cellulite Control works 24/7 to reduce the appearance of cellulite, smooth the skin and provide a slimming effect on the thighs, hips and buttocks.
Combined with the use of Skinade, this can dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite topically.