Cellulite is a hypodermic fat accumulation where the connective tissue is distorted by fat. Fat is stored in the ‘chambers’ below the connective tissue, where the latter forms a sort of wall. When having excessive or irregular fat, an accumulation arises that is too big for this ‘chamber’. The fat will be pushed outside while these chambers pull the skin down, which causes the visible bumps on the skin. This can happen anywhere on the skin, but mainly on the hips, legs and bottom. Sometimes it shows on the belly and arms.
The hormone Oestrogen (women hormone) has a big influence on the formation of cellulite. This hormone is increased during puberty and pregnancy. Pregnancy cellulite, the one that comes during this period, will often disappear in the year after giving birth.
Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of, research shows that approximately 98% of all women have cellulite in some form. Depending on your body type and other causes this can be shown lightly or severe.
Note: cellulite is something else then cellulitis, which is an infection caused by a bacteria. This is spotted by redness and swelling.
What causes cellulite?
The are several factors that can influence your skin/fat condition which causes Cellulite. Cellulite causes can be:
Poor blood circulation
Lack of sleep
Too much dairy
Too much sugars
Low elastic skin
Stress, nutrition and weight also have a great influence on cellulite. Stress can distort the natural body processes. As a result it influences the procession of fat, breathing, digestion and sleep. This can affect cellulite due to the fact that your body does not have time to rest, repair and heal. Weight can influence cellulite because weight loss and gain in a short period (the known yo-yo effect) will make your skin less elastic.
How to get rid of cellulite?
A lot of anti-cellulite treatments are offered. Most of them are really expensive and have a temporary positive effect. When you stop the treatment, the cellulite will return. The most important aspect to prevent cellulite from coming back or worsening is the obvious ‘live healthy’, which means eating healthy, work out regularly, don’t smoke and drink alcohol.
To fight existing cellulite the best treatments come down to: stimulate the blood circulation. You can get connective tissue massages or equivalents at the salon, however the treatment that has been going trending lately that also does this is the anti cellulite treatment: cellulite cupping. The great upside of the cupping method is that you can do this at home, it is a cheap anti cellulite treatment and users show amazing results. The treatment is not completely pain free, but hey- who want to be pretty..
Cupping treatment - FAQ
Our original silicon cellulite cups do not only help your blood circulation to help drain the waste but also help loosen the stubborn fat accumulation by massaging them. The advantage of our anti cellulite cups is that you can do the treatment yourself (or a friend or partner) and often has a better affect than expensive treatments that also cost a lot of time.
What do I need for an anti cellulite cupping treatment?
A set of anti-cellulite cups
Body oil, cream or something that makes your skin oily. Of course it is best if this product is also beneficial (like hydrating) for your skin.
How can I use the anti Cellulite cups?
Oil your body. You can do this with actual oil, fat body cream, or if you do the treatment in the shower even shower cream. Most important is that whatever you use the cups are able to move around the skin easily.
Test which size cup works best on your desired treatment area. This has to do with the ability to keep sucking skin and not to pop off quickly. Whether this is your upper leg, but or hips, you can experiment which cup size works best on that area. You can use the cups your desired body part, even your face. But watch out with the intensity due to possible bruising. Most of the time the biggest size is appropriate for your upper legs, and the smaller ones for the area around your knees, hips etc.
Put 2 fingers in the middle on the cup (outside), and press the cup against your skin, let the cup ‘suck’ your skin. In the beginning you will want to easy on the level of suction. The harder you press the outside, the harder it will stick to your skin. Note: the treatment is more intense. However, if you’re a beginner this will also be more painful and make the treatment area more bruised. The cup will have a vacuum effect. Once the cup is set on your skin, you can start moving it around the treatment area. Long strokes, circles, just move the cup all over. At the end of the treatment (more on this below ‘how long to use cellulite cups’). For the last few strokes it is said to be best if you move your cups towards your lymph. A few lymph glands are in your upper inside leg (next to your intimate area) or next to your kneecaps. This will ease the drainage.
Note: It is very important that while you are doing a cupping treatment you drink enough water, so that your body can drain the waste easier.
How long do I need to use the cups in one anti cellulite cupping treatment?
If you’re a beginner you can start with 1 minute treatment per area. So 1 minute for your left upper leg, 1 minute for your right upper leg etc. If you do the treatment more often, you can increase the treatment as desired up to 10 minutes per treatment.
The more often you’ll use the anti-cellulite cups, the less painful it gets. You can still get bruises, even if you’ve used the product for over half a year, this is just a normal reaction of your body. But don’t worry, they will disappear.
How often do I have to use the anti cellulite cups to see a result?
This depends on the state of your cellulite and desire for quick effects. There are 3 levels of cellulite:
Low – You can only see the cellulite when you grab your skin or squeeze your muscles.
Medium – You can see some (not a lot) cellulite in relaxed state.
High – You can always see the cellulite clearly.
If you have severe cellulite it is advised to do a daily treatment. Whenever you are satisfied with the result do the treatment 1-2 times a week to sustain the effect. If you have low or medium cellulite you can start a few times a week until the desired effect and then also 1-2 times a week.
Do I have downtime when using the anti cellulite cupping treatment?
The treatment itself can be painful. Some people experience no pain, some people experience more pain. Most of the time the rule: the heavier the cellulite, the more painful a treatment can be applied.
Once the treatment is done most people say the pain is immediately over. However the treatment can leave you bruised. So keep this in mind when applying the treatment just before going on a summer holiday..
Can I always do the anti cellulite cupping treatment?
No, don’t use the cups when you have:
A high fever
Excessive histamine reaction