Shit You Should Know: A Guide for Girls Part One

Your Body: Cellulite

I have been trying to find something to write about for a long time now, nothing inspired me but I am starting a new series I am really excited about. I am starting a series called ‘Shit You Should Know’ and the first season if you will, is ‘A Guide for Girls’. Writing this as a 22-year-old, I can tell you my body has changed so much over the past 10 years it’s hard to believe there’s more to go. Your body is changing all the time as you age and live and so it’s totally natural to find a dark hair that wasn’t there the day before or realise you have a lost/put on a little wight. I am going to talk about things that you may be insecure about or not even know because I think it’s important to be educated about your body and know that you are not the only person experiencing the things that are happening to you.

Cellulite also known as Adiposis Edematosa, Dermopanniculosis Deformans, Status Protrusus Cutis, Gynoid Lipodystrophy and Orange Peel Syndrome.

Cellulite is a totally normal thing that almost every girl I know has. It is the herniation of subcutaneous fat which appears on your skin as dimples. It is most common on your legs, bum, pelvic region and abdomen. When I say it is common, I mean it occurs in 85%-95% of women! So, it is totally normal and no-one should feel ashamed of having it. Even though up to 95% of women have cellulite it is still caused by different things such as hormones, genetics, predisposing factors and lifestyle.

As it is a multifactorial condition it is mainly resistant to treatments and honestly there is no need to get rid of it but if you are self-conscious about your totally natural dimples, then there are some things that might help. There is a wide range of creams and ointments that claim to get rid of cellulite but most of them don’t actually work, you can even have injectable treatments but you honestly shouldn’t be injecting anything into your body unless it’s for medical reasons. There are non-invasive treatments such as mechanical suction/massages, radio frequency, ultrasound and laser treatments but most people have to use a combination of these treatments to see a result.

I know it is easy to look at your cellulite and feel self-conscious but there is no need to be. It is edited out of pictures and films to try and show us this idea of a perfect woman but no-one (including the people they show you) actually looks like that. Embrace your feminine body.

Thank you so much for reading! I am not an expert or a doctor and don’t claim to be but if you have any questions or insecurities you would like me to talk about in the future feel free to get in contact. This post is about my personal experiences/opinions and may not apply to everyone. Please like, comment, share and get in contact with feedback or ideas of what I could post about in the future. You can also subscribe to get notified when I post. Check out my last post ‘2021 Resolutions’.

Jocy.

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