Cellulite is a common condition for women in particular. Although it can be found in men, over 90% of cellulite cases are found in women. The occurrence of cellulite can be affected by an array of factors from genetics to diet to hormones to skin thickness to lifestyle factors like stress. It tends to be more common in heavier women and more pronounced as women age. Cellulite develops when fat cells become engorged and remain inactive. For various reasons, fat cells become larger and begin protruding through the surrounding tissue. The result is skin that looks dimpled or lumpy. But there’s hope. Developments in functional shapewear allow women to improve circulation to the tissue near the fat cells, improving oxygen flow and reducing the lumpy look from cellulite.
A high percentage of women, especially in later years, have some amount of cellulite. One reason is that they have extra layers of fat in the midsection than men. Another reason is the general shift from more active work in our society to more sedentary desk jobs. Fortunately, there are new and exciting products designed to minimize the effects of cellulite. Classic Shapewear offers anti-cellulite shorts, anti-cellulite leggings and anti-cellulite pants.
There are two types of cellulite. The first kind is usually seen in the thigh or buttocks when there’s any kind of pinching of the area, resulting in a kind of mattress look caused by compression to the fat cells under the skin. Another kind of cellulite is the orange-peel effect that can be seen when someone is standing or lying down.
There are several misconceptions about cellulite. One is that it is a disease, which is not true. Second, cellulite is not due to damaged blood vessels or weakened capillaries. It is believed that cellulite formation begins after puberty, which explains why it’s rare among young girls. The outer layer of skin is the epidermis of course. But what’s going on underneath? There’s a layer called the dermis which includes connective tissue and provides structure and insulation. Much of the dermis is made of collagen, tissue with great tensile strength but minimal elasticity. Will compression garments restrict circulation? On the contrary, they can increase circulation, particularly when worn during active times. Popular cellulite pants and leggings are available from Classic Shapewear including leading brands like Solidea, Farmacell and the popular Slimming Leggings from Lytess, as seen on the Dr. Oz show.
Functional shapewear has come a long way and this includes solution-minded cellulite pants and cellulite leggings. Shop the selection of quality anticellulite products from Classic Shapewear.