In a word, very! Although primarily amongst women with 90% of women being affected by cellulite compared to only 10% of men. This is due to the way the skin's collagen is arranged which differs between the sexes. Women’s collagen is arranged in parallel rows like columns which lends itself to the arrangement of fat, which makes cellulite visible. In men, the collagen is arranged in an x pattern which only creates small compartments for fat which means the skin doesn’t dimple.
Fear not though ladies as there are ways of managing the appearance of cellulite as well as reducing the risk of getting it.
- Creams will work
Over the counter creams like SilDerm will reduce the appearance of cellulite by breaking down the fat and strengthening the skin.
Burning fat through exercise will reduce the appearance of cellulite although it's worth noting that you won’t eradicate cellulite because the tissue will still be damaged and stretched.
If you’re lucky enough to not have cellulite to start then exercise will reduce your chances of getting cellulite by keeping your fat levels low.
- Sun Protection
Yet another reason to keep topping up on the SPF50 is that UV rays damage collagen making cellulite more visible. We would recommend using something like SunSense Ultra which is Australia’s number 1 sunscreen.