National Cellulite Day, celebrated on September 5 every year, emphasizes the fact that cellulite is completely normal and women should embrace their bodies. Did you know that 90% of women have cellulite? Yes, it is absolutely normal to have cellulite and women shouldn’t be humiliated by cellulite. It is present in women of all body types. So the day is all about remembering to be authentic and accepting oneself.
History of National Cellulite Day
Let us tell you a fact. If you’re a female and you’re reading this, chances are you have cellulite. And you know what? There is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Cellulite, which can range from minor lumps to deep grooves, affects more than half of the women you know.
The goal of National Cellulite Day is to increase awareness about the fact that cellulite is natural and part of your beauty. If you’re still unsure what cellulite is, here’s a quick rundown: Cellulite is a completely harmless and a very very (we can’t emphasize this enough) common skin condition that causes lumpy, dimple flesh on our body.
Cellulite is more common in women, and it can appear on the thighs, hips, abdomen, and almost anywhere. Cellulite is caused by a buildup of fat beneath the skin. The amount of cellulite and where it appears can differ from person to person. However, it is important to understand that cellulite can affect anyone, and some women are more prone to it than others. It could be determined by your genes, body fat percentage, and age.
Some beauty marketing schemes potentially lie and flip the narrative saying that cellulite spoils your beauty and must be “taken care of”. In reality, it’s the opposite, some dermatologists say that cellulite is a secondary sexual characteristic. Cellulite can be avoided by minimizing your usage of hormonal contraceptives, coffee, and a bad diet.
So, if you’re trying to avoid cellulite, aim to maintain a healthy body weight, exercise regularly, get good quality sleep and stay hydrated. But as I mentioned before, there is no need to panic if you ever see cellulite on your body. So, embrace your cellulite, embrace your body!
National Cellulite Day timeline
The operators of European Health Spas discover cellulite.
Cellulite becomes accepted in the U.S. as Nicole Ronsard, owner of a beauty salon, publishes a book about cellulite.
The first-ever National Cellulite Day is observed worldwide.
People’s perceptions about cellulite begin to change and they are normalized.
National Cellulite Day FAQs
Can you get rid of cellulite?
Although there is no way to completely eliminate cellulite, there are some treatments available that help reduce it.
What is the main cause of cellulite?
Cellulite is mainly caused by the build-up of fat underneath the skin. It might also depend on genes and age.
What foods cause cellulite?
Foods like chips, baked goods, sodas, and all the junk foods and bad-fat foods can spike inflammation and cause cellulite.
National Cellulite Day Activities
Spread the positivity
If someone you know has cellulite and is insecure about their body, you can help them understand that cellulite is normal.
Try to quit caffeine
Most doctors believe that caffeine, smoking, and other poor health habits are some of the major causes of cellulite. So, if you want to get rid of cellulite, try avoiding them.
Share your story
People across the world observe National Cellulite Day by creating a hashtag and empowering women to embrace their bodies. Take this opportunity and spread your body's positive story!
5 Shocking Facts About Cellulite We Bet You Didn’t Know
Cellulite is not fat
Cellulite is just the bumps that occur when fat is divided into tiny pockets in the skin.
Clothing can influence cellulite
Compression style clothes like leggings or elastic bands on underwear can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
There is no definite fix
Scientists are still figuring out how to permanently fix cellulite and as of now, there is only a solution for cellulite.
Certain foods can help
Foods like cucumbers, radishes, cauliflower, and watermelon can help fight cellulite.
Weight affects cellulite
Although cellulite can occur to women of all shapes and sizes, overweight women are most susceptible to cellulite.
Why We Love National Cellulite Day
It is a much-needed day
In times like these where people are grief-stricken and confined to their homes due to the pandemic, spreading body positivity through National Cellulite Day is a much-needed one.
It raises awareness
Despite the fact that cellulite is harmless, most people have the misconception that it is damaging to the body and makes them appear less attractive. All of these myths are dispelled on this day.
It encourages us to stay healthy
National Cellulite Day encourages people to follow healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle by advocating against caffeine, smoking, stressful lifestyle, and poor sleeping habits.
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