Do guys find cellulite unattractive? Is cellulite a turnoff?

Heather Campbell
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Do guys find cellulite unattractive? Cellulite isn’t an illness: with a little effort and a lot of patience, you can get rid of it and have beautiful smooth and firm legs.

Do guys find cellulite unattractive? Is cellulite a turnoff?But is cellulite really so off-putting? What do men think of this orange skin, which seems to be such a complex issue?

In general, studies have shown that men do not attach as much importance to cellulite as they do to the general figure of a woman. Men do sometimes notice a woman’s cellulite but accept that it is a natural phenomenon and generally don’t see the point of women obsessing about it.

Read on for more details about how men perceive cellulite in women and for tips to reduce the appearance of your cellulite.

Do guys find cellulite unattractive? Introduction

Several studies have been conducted to find out what men really think about cellulite in women.

The answers are quite surprising as some say they don’t pay any attention to it.

Others explain that it is not the first thing they look at in a woman.

Most men understand that cellulite is a natural phenomenon and that it is “normal” to have it.

Is cellulite a turnoff? Do guys find cellulite unattractive?

Through these studies, men express that it is only an aesthetic aspect and it is not particularly off-putting for them.

They are more affected by it if the woman is morbidly obese and suffers extreme cellulite.

However, generally speaking, men do not attach much importance to cellulite.

At the beach, they won’t be looking at cellulite but the figure in general.

Men don’t seem to understand why this orange skin is so complex for women.

Studies have shown that men think that women tend to obsess too much, whether it is cellulite, their hair or their knees.

They do sometimes notice cellulite in a woman that does not conform to the usual, unattainable beauty standards. However, they are aware that it is a natural phenomenon and that cellulite is universal.

Even if they don’t like it, that’s life and it’s part of the little flaws you have to deal with.

Accepting your cellulite means accepting your complexes

If even men who are less likely to have cellulite accept the fact that all women have it, then why do we still have a complex (and why should we be embarassed in our cellulite?)?

To accept our cellulite, it is necessary to understand it. There are several reasons for the formation of cellulite:

  • Cellulite appears almost exclusively in all women.
  • A woman’s body is genetically designed to store fat and meet the body’s needs during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • The fat located on the hips, thighs or buttocks is a natural storage area.
  • Female hormones would stimulate the accumulation of fat.
  • Men’s and women’s fat cells have different structures and are smaller and tighter for men than in women. As a result, they expand less easily.
  • Women’s skin shows more irregularities in the deep cutaneous tissue.

It is important to remember that the appearance of cellulite is not anyone’s fault. Indeed, it is a natural, genetic phenomenon.

Is cellulite inevitable?

Even though cellulite affects all women, care must be taken not to make the situation worse.

An unbalanced diet and a sedentary lifestyle encourages fat storage.

That is why it is important to maintain a normal weight, eat a balanced diet, and engage in regular physical activity.

You can also try to reduce the appearance of dimpled skin by massaging the area to be treated and by using the palpate and roll technique.

Some beauty salons also offer anti-cellulite treatments but it is important to be aware that there is no miracle cure.

Despite all the treatments, cellulite can reappear sooner or later.

For more information about the types, stages, and causes of cellulite, read our other article Types, stages and causes of cellulite: Insights for ladies

Tips to reduce the appearance of cellulite

Here is a short list of simple tips that can help you reduce the appearance of cellulite

Cold water

In the shower, blast cold water on the parts where cellulite is visible. This tones the skin and takes only a few seconds.

Massage yourself

Depending on the type of cellulite to be treated, there are specific massages to reduce each type of cellulite.

For example, for adipose cellulite, the kneading technique is used to remove the fat present under the skin

Fibrous cellulite should be treated with the palpate and roll technique.

Pressure massages and kneading are favored for aqueous cellulite.

Practice sports

Squats are an ideal activity to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You only need to do it for 10 to 15 minutes a day and you can do it everywhere.

Water aerobics or swimming are excellent sports to limit cellulite.

For other exercises that help reduce the cellulite on legs, check out our other post Exercises to get rid of cellulite on legs: Simple & effective tips

Drink water

Drinking water on a daily basis is a miracle cure for eliminating toxins and waste in the body.

We recommended that you drink about half a gallon of water a day.

Choose loose-fitting clothes

Avoid wearing tight clothes that compress our legs and therefore promote the appearance of cellulite.

Alternate between loose-fitting and tight-fitting outfits.

Do guys find cellulite unattractive? Conclusion

Men don’t care about cellulite as much as we think. True to form, men hardly notice it at all.

Even if we know that all women have cellulite, it remains a mystery for many.

Generally speaking, men don’t seem to care though and it’s not the first thing they notice.

To avoid cellulite formation, adopt a healthy lifestyle and take care of your body. Remember to have a varied and balanced diet combined with regular physical activity.

Accepting that you may have some cellulite doesn’t mean you can’t at the same time work to keep it at bay.

About Heather Campbell

As a nutritionist, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More