What you need to know about cellulite
How does cellulite occur?
What conditions encourage the appearance of cellulite?
- Genetic predisposition: A weak connective tissue is often hereditary.
- Excess weight: A few extra pounds are not the key factor, but do promote the occurrence of cellulite.
- Hormonal fluctuations: Menstruation, pregnancy or the menopause promote the storage of fat in our cells.
- Lack of exercise: Sport not only tones the skin, it also increases well-being.
- Unhealthy diet and lifestyle: Banish very fatty and sugary foods from your diet and avoid alcohol, cigarettes and too much stress.
- Sunbeds and solariums: UV light damages the connective tissue, meaning that the fat cells stand out more easily on the surface of the skin.
Anti-cellulite: skin-firming care
The formula for firm skin
*tested in vitro
Burdock fruit extract
The oil is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree, one of the oldest trees in the world. Cosmetic formulations with a high vitamin E content can help to protect the cell walls, and they also have a vitalising and moisturising effect. The firming body care product Pure & Natural from NIVEA contains organic argan oil. It firms the skin and makes it smooth and supple.
Coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine and creatine
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4 tips for beating cellulite!
- Switch between hot and cold showers: encourage your blood circulation and boost your fat metabolism with the warm/cold stimulation.
- Massages are effective anti-cellulite measures: stimulate your circulation and the lymph flow – you’ll be rewarded with firm skin.
- Keep moving: take regular walks, take the stairs instead of the lift or ride your bike into work.
- Balanced diet: calcium strengthens the connective tissue – bear in mind the high level of calcium in mineral water and eat yoghurt and cheese. Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar.
Your anti-cellulite training programme
Sitting down for long periods of time – in the office, in your car or on the sofa – encourages the formation of cellulite. Get moving! A combination of endurance and muscle training breaks down fat and strengthens muscles. Yoga is also a great part of your anti-cellulite programme. Isometric exercises are ideal for every day: tense your bottom muscles and hold the tension for a few seconds or brace your feet firmly on the ground.