Its Causes And How To Get Rid Of It?
Your mirror wouldn’t lie if you are carrying around those bumps and orange peel looking skin on your thighs, buttocks and the upper arms. Cellulite is nothing but a layer of fat underneath the subcutaneous layer of skin that produces dimples on the skin. Subcutaneous tissue lies just beneath the skin.
Cellulite is common in majority of women and less observed in men. Even though women being fat can be one of the factors, it is not necessarily obesity which is responsible for it as many emaciated women may also have cellulite on their upper arms and other areas as mentioned.
While cellulite may be distressing for cosmetic reasons, it does not cause any physical harm.
Not much can be done to get rid of cellulite completely once it sets in; you can takes measures to reduce it through exercise and by keeping your weight normal. Toning your triceps at the back of your upper arm contributes greatly in improving the condition.
What Causes Cellulite On Upper Arms?
Men and women both can have cellulite, but the reason that so many women, even thin women get cellulite on their upper arms, thigh, and hips is because of the predominant female hormone estrogen.
It is the female hormone estrogen which makes the women to acquire fat in thighs, buttocks, and upper arm. They store more of their fat just under the skin’s surface, whereas men store some of their fat internally, underneath the muscles.
Cellulite is more prominent in upper arms of elderly females, especially after menopause. With growing age, the surface skin becomes thinner and less elastic as a result dimpling becomes more exaggerated. In older age the venous circulation may get hampered in extremities, thus it may partly contribute for dimpling of skin in upper arm.
Of course genetic predisposition may make a woman more vulnerable, if she lives an unhealthy lifestyle.
Living a sedentary lifestyle is not good for blood and lymph circulation. As there is no muscle movement the veins and lymph vessels become lax. There is possibility of more fluid retention and poor circulation.
Also there is associated risk of obesity with sedentary lifestyle, which may contribute cellulite. With obesity fat gets accumulated and plumps the fat cells outwards making cellulite more visible.
People adopting crash diet are more vulnerable to develop cellulite on different areas of their body including upper arm.
Dietary Changes To Get Rid Of Cellulite
Although complete disappearance of cellulite is questionable, adopting few home techniques may help to combat cellulite on upper arms and prevent its further progression.
Since cellulite is a fat, excess weight gain can contribute cellulite. For it you have to lose weight gradually. Some of the fat that you lose may be upper arm cellulite.
Eat a diet which has less calories and low in fat and salt. All three helps to lose fat. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. They are low in calories and packed with essential nutrients. Eat whole grain bread, lean meat, chicken, eggs, fish etc as they contain more of protein as compared to fat. Eat small meals frequently rather than three large meals. Drink enough water daily to nourish skin. Dehydration makes cellulite more visible.
Exercises To Reduce Flabby Arms
Exercise is the main stay to prevent and diminish cellulite. Cardiovascular exercises helps to burn fat and reduce your weight. 30 minutes of walking or swimming will help to reduce and burn fat from the body.
Strength training exercise helps to tone the muscles, especially exercise oriented to tone triceps are beneficial in reducing cellulite of upper arms. Use dumbbells and bench dips to tone your triceps. Even pushups are beneficial for strengthening triceps.
Massage reinforces the benefits of exercise. Massage helps to increase circulation and burn the underlying fat. A gentle kneading massage may prevent further development of cellulite.