If you’re a regular reader of The Black Purple blog, you know we take a lot of shots at the portrayal of cellulite in the media. So today we thought we’d hand out at a kudos for one of the fairest most accurate articles we’ve come across on the subject: 15 Myths and Facts About Cellulite.
What Makes This Cellulite Facts Article Better?
The first striking thing about this article is that it’s five years old. A lot of perceptions about cellulite, body image, and the (social) media’s role in it all, have changed in the past five years. But the article’s author, Amanda MacMillan, quite deftly cuts through the myths and clearly states the facts.
If anything, if we were so aware of the facts about cellulite so long ago, then it’s particularly sad to see ‘get rid of cellulite’ articles still so pervasive on the web.
The Cellulite Facts & Myths
We’re not going to go over all the myths and facts covered in the article. But here are a few that caught our eye and why we think they are especially important.
Myth: Cellulite is the result of toxins in your body. We don’t like this myth because it preys on our fears of being unhealthy. Cellulite is not unhealthy, it is not triggered by ‘toxins’ or poisons in our body. It is perfectly normal to have cellulite.
Fact: Cellulite might be in your genes. This one drives home the fact that you can’t get ‘rid’ of cellulite. It may be in your genetic makeup.
Myth: Skin-firming creams can cure cellulite. We liked this one because we just mentioned skin-firming creams in our last post.
- Fact: Some foods can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Yes, you can reduce the appearance of your cellulite. And it can be a simple as eating a healthier, balanced diet.
- Fact: Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Along the lines of eating a healthier diet, getting regular exercise can tone your muscles, which, in turn, makes your skin look smoother. We like this one because it shows that the real ways to help reduce your cellulite, like eating well and getting fitter, also contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
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