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Learn More About Your Emotional Reactions to Cellulite to Help Face its Challenges

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We’ve told you many times before that over 90% of women have cellulite at some point in their lives, if not throughout their lives. But it’s an important fact because of the truth it reveals about cellulite itself.

While you might lament the appearance of some of your other physical features, features you might not share with 90% of women, they likely don’t cause you nearly as much concern as your cellulite.

Why is that? If cellulite doesn’t make you look any different than the vast majority of other women, why does it bother you so much?

The answers may be too varied and complex to discuss in any one blog post, or even an entire book. But, to simplify things as much as possible, cellulite isn’t so much about how it makes you look, but about how it makes you feel.

The Emotional Journey of Cellulite

If something that is normal, doesn’t cause you any physical issues and isn’t unhealthy makes you feel so bad, then the problem may lie in the emotional reaction you have to it.

While each one of us has our own reactions and experiences of cellulite, the following are some of the stages we can all go through in our cellulite journey. A journey that, ultimately, can have a positive ending.

The Seven Stages of an Emotional Cellulite Journey

Again, these may not apply to everyone, but hopefully they relate to your experience with cellulite, and help you face its challenges.

1. The Initial Panic

Cellulite often sets in as women enter into adulthood. It’s something they’ve heard about and perhaps seen, but not anything they needed to worry about through their smooth-skinned youth. 
Then one day, you’re trying something on in the mirror and notice a dimple on your thigh for the first time. And a shiver goes down your spine. What is it? Am I getting fat? Is something wrong? it’s cellulite!
You might feel anxiety, hopelessness and/or the panic from the realization that you might not get rid of this thing on your thigh.

2. Going Into Denial

Shortly after the panic, you put on your outfit and head out for your day as usual. The panic and anxiety subside. For the next weeks or months, you wear all your best, most flattering clothes. You avoid looking at ‘that area’ in the mirror. You convince yourself that everything is normal (it actually is) and this isn’t happening to you. it’ll go away.

3. You Start to Obsess

Inevitably, you are faced with the reality. The dimple(s) are still there. You massage and pinch them to see if they go away. You start adjusting your clothes to cover them up. Your internet bandwidth is stretched to its limits while you search the web for something, anything, that gets rid of cellulite.

4. Depression & Anxiety Set In

OMG! You have the dreaded cellulite! You must cover it up. No one wants to see your ugly skin. You don’t go out, preferring to stay home in your sweat pants and baggy shirt. The ones that offer you comfort, but no solution. Will anything ever make this feeling go away?! Whatever you do, don’t look in that mirror!

5. Starting to Live With Cellulite

Of course, you eventually must emerge, go to work, visit your Mom, take the children to soccer. You actually talk about your cellulite to your closest friends. What’s the problem? They have cellulite too. Had it for years. Their mothers had it. Oh?! You’re not the only one in the world with cellulite? 

6. Learning to Accept Your Cellulite

Sandra Bullock, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Paris Jackson, Lena Dunham, Hillary Duff, Demi Lovato, Cindy Crawford, Kelly Clarkson, Kate Winslet, Amy Schumer, Reese Witherspoon, Katy Perry, Tyra Banks - and, yes, we’ll say it again, over 90% of women everywhere - all have cellulite. Like so many other things about being a woman, wonderful and not so much, cellulite just goes with the territory. 

7. Liberating Yourself

After your shock, distress, withdrawal, finding out there’s no ‘cure’ (because there’s nothing to cure), and seeing others face their cellulite challenges and move on, the rest is up to you. Do you carry the emotional burden of cellulite for the rest of your life? Or do you choose to release yourself from it, take back your confidence and self esteem and enjoy the sense of freedom and endless possibilities they bring?
If cellulite isn’t about how you look, but about how you feel, why not make yourself feel better right now? Anti-cellulite Mass & Slim shapewear instantly adds flattering shape, while also being clinically proven to improve the appearance of your cellulite.

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