Anti-cellulite: Creams, oils and serums to fight orange peel skin
A healthy diet, adequate sleep and plenty of exercise are the most effective ways to fight orange peel skin. They firm the connective tissue and reduce cellulite. The anti-cellulite products in the parfumdreams collection are little helpers that should improve the skin’s appearance after regular use. They mostly contain firming and moisturising ingredients.
Where does cellulite come from?
Cellulite or orange peel skin is found predominantly on the bum and thighs. But it can also affect areas such as the breasts, stomach or upper arms. It is more common in women as they naturally have weaker connective tissue than men.
The female sex hormone oestrogen also plays a significant role in cellulite formation. It stimulates the production of enzymes in the connective tissue cells, which breaks down collagen fibres. That is why women store more fat and water in those areas. The typical dimples and puckers emerge when bulging fat cells push against the connective tissue under the skin’s surface. As the strands of connective tissue and the hypodermis fat cells change, fatty deposits begin to show.
Do creams really fight cellulite?
If you already have cellulite, you can't simply get rid of it by applying cream. The main reason for this is that the ingredients in creams, gels and serums don’t penetrate as far as the deeper layers of skin where the weaknesses in connective tissue are formed. But you can improve the skin’s appearance with a combination of regular exercise, a healthy low-fat diet, and a good anti-cellulite cream.
Reduce cellulite with the right personal care
Anti-cellulite creams contain nourishing and hydrating ingredients to firm the skin. This increases resistance against fat cells.
If you regularly use creams to prevent cellulite, combined with a light plucking and kneading massage, your skin will become smoother, reducing the appearance of orange peel skin. Adequate exercise and a healthy diet contribute to this firming effect. Manufacturers opt for diverse ingredients inanti-cellulite products:
- Algae: provides skin with intensive moisture
- Aloe vera: hydrates the skin and stimulates the lymphatic system
- Chilli: firms the skin
- Dong quai (angelica): firms for youthful skin
- Ivy: stimulates circulation and makes skin firm and smooth
- Ginseng: contains androgens, which counteract the cellulite-causing effects of oestrogen and help to break down fat
- Caffeine: has a firming and dehydrating effect that encourages the break-up of fat and increases circulation
- Mineral nutrients: maintain a healthy metabolism, de-acidify tissue and prevent metabolic ‘traffic jams’
- Retinol: strengthens connective tissue and stimulates collagen production
In addition to anti-cellulite creams to fill out and firm the skin, there are sea salt and coffee peels. They gently remove dead skin cells and refine the skin’s appearance.
How to use cellulite cream
Apply the products once or twice a day for a lasting effect. Massage into your skin in circular motions. Massages boost circulation and make it easier for the body to remove fluids accumulated in the cells. Dry brushing before applying the cellulite cream helps to boost metabolism and circulation. It helps the skin to absorb the nutrients better.