Cellulite among men are fairly rare. Among women, it is prevalent. Over 90% of women over the age of 30 can have and develop cellulite on certain body parts. But then, it isn’t women alone who can experience this, men too. In a recent Daily Mail UK article, cellulite has been called “now a man thing”.
Cellulite can happen in both thin and overweight people. No excuses. Cellulite can be affected though by several factors in one’s life such as:
- Environment (pollution)
- Alcohol intake
- Activity or inactivity
- Hormonal changes
Why Men Have Rare Cellulite Issues
Though it can be rare, men do have cellulite and can acquire them all throughout their life. But this rareness is due to many things. Here are some reasons for it.
- Men have thicker skin than women
- Men’s fats are stored further under the skin
- Men’s fat are shaped differently
- Men produce little estrogen
Why Cellulite Appear
Cellulite can happen once the connective tissues in the skin are trenched. When it is stretched to the limits by the fat cells under the skin it can create dimples. These dimples are the places where the connection between the top skin and the lower skin levels are the strongest. The bumps that happen are the places wherein the fat cells are pushing outward the skin.
Women have their body fat distributed in their thighs in particular while men have it in their abdomen and belly. Since old age can contribute for it thins out skin, cellulite appear more visible over the age of 30.
When Men Have Cellulite Too
Men can have cellulite too and they aren’t that pretty to see. These can be heightened by factors mentioned above but are more prevalent in men when factors such as smoking, poor blood circulation, alcohol intake, fatty diets and hormones are present. Hormones in men can cause this at teenage years since in this stage, teens get more hormonal changes which can be a factor in the developing of the cellulite.
How to Combat Cellulite Among Men
When you have it or you think you’re about to have it, try these tips below.
- Increase water intake to flush out toxins.
- Deal with stress reasonably. Try not to be depressed and anxious over little things.
- Stop smoking.
- Reduce if not eliminate alcohol intake.
- Change diet, have more fruits and vegetables in your meals.
- Exercise regularly.
A change of lifestyle can contribute a lot in cellulite remedy or in preventing one. Also some supplements can help in eliminating these fats by replacing them with healthy fats.
Some alternatives can be available too, see below.
- Dry brushing
- Gelatin consumption
- Coffee scrub
- Omega-3 supplements
- Detox bath
Since most of these tips and alternatives are easily attainable, it can be easily incorporated in your lifestyle. But of course, you can leave out some things as well if you think they aren’t fit with your taste such as the coffee scrub and the massage.
Written by and image submitted by Roselen Fernandez.