If you’ve tried a lot of anti-cellulite creams and they haven’t worked, don’t despair. Here we explain what orange-peel skin is and how to improve it. Understanding how cellulite forms is crucial to know how to reduce it.
Skin consists of three layers, one on top of the other. They are the epidermis (the outermost layer), the dermis, and the hypodermis (the innermost layer). The dermis lies on the hypodermis, and it is joined to it by supporting structures made of collagen fibers. They’re similar to the stone columns supporting the roof of Roman constructions.Cellulite starts in the hypodermis and one of its consequences is that these “columns” supporting the layer immediately above it, the dermis, start to lose elasticity. The collagen fibers become increasingly rigid and some of them start to contract, pulling the dermis downwards. That’s why orange-peel skin appears on the surface of your skin.
A circulation problem makes these “columns” supporting the dermis stretch and contract, pushing the skin upwards at some points and pulling it down at others. That’s what causes the appearance of orange-peel skin.
Now we’ll explain how you can tell whether a cream will have any effect on you or not. Doctors classify cellulite into grades. It’s called the Müller scale.
Grade 1: You cannot see any dimples, but if your press your skin, the dimples appear.
Grade 2: You can see dimples standing up, but not lying down.
Grade 3: You can see dimples standing up and also lying down.
Now you know how to assess your cellulite grade, we’ll tell you something that no one has ever told you: creams can only improve grades 1 and 2. Grade 3 means that the collagen fibers, in other words the structures supporting the dermis, are too rigid for a cream to have any effect on them. In this case, you should see a professional. There are highly effective techniques for improving this grade of cellulite.
The appearance of orange-peel skin can be improved in two ways.
The first is to firm the dermis. If the dermis becomes harder and firmer, it will be more resistant to the deformations resulting from the “push” and “pull” of the supporting structures joining it to the hypodermis.
During adolescence, you usually have to press your skin to notice cellulite. That’s because the dermis is so firm that cellulite cannot deform it. As years go by, that firmness decreases and then you can see orange-peel skin without having to press.
By firming skin, we achieve a visible effect on the appearance of orange-peel skin. This is the mechanism we use to combat cellulite at Endor.
The image below shows you how our molecule can firm the dermis. This is an ultrasound taken at the Teknon Medical Center of a volunteer after she’d been using Essential Anti-cellulite Cream for 28 days.
The skin has plumped up. And this has reduced her cellulite by 30%.
By firming the dermis with creams, it becomes more resistant to the deformations that cause the orange-peel appearance.
The second is working on the underlying vascular problem. Creams cannot reach the hypodermis. It has to be accessed from the inside and the most effective way of doing this is with healthy habits.
A healthy, balanced diet rich in fresh food, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains helps improve your circulation. So does avoiding fatty foods, red meat, and harmful habits like smoking.
Another essential factor to maintain good circulation is physical exercise and avoiding an excessively sedentary life.
The conclusion is that a healthy lifestyle throughout the year, not just when the weather’s good, regular use of an anti-cellulite cream capable of firming your dermis, as long as your cellulite grade is 1 or 2, can lead to a spectacular change in months.