Cellulite—those harmless little dimples that we keep telling ourselves are totally natural and normal right? Even the best booties are known to have a few puckers here and there. But what to do when cellulite starts showing up on your face? From eating healthy to using certain skincare products and even lymphatic massage it is possible to make a difference in decreasing the appearance of facial cellulite. So, let’s get to the bottom of facial cellulite and what you can do about it.
What is Facial Cellulite?
Other than aging issues such as wrinkles and fine lines, facial cellulite has recently become a fairly common skincare issue. That’s why if you want to know how to treat it, you need to start by understanding it. Cellulite is fat deposits in tissues located underneath the skin which gives the skin a textured, uneven, and dimpled appearance (cottage cheese skin?!). While men do get cellulite, as much as 90% of women will have some cellulite at some point in their lives. Facial cellulite appears mostly on the neck and jawline and can begin to show up for a variety of reasons.
Causes of facial cellulite are not completely clear, but skincare experts say one or more of these issues can lead to facial cellulite:
- Anything that speeds up the aging process (unhealthy diet, alcohol, smoking, sun damage, etc.)
- Hormonal changes
- Weight gain
- Lack of lymph or blood flow
Can I Get Rid of It?
Although it is hard to treat once it appears, there are some things you can do to help the appearance of facial cellulite. We’d recommend starting by talking with your skincare professional about what you are seeing and what steps you can take to treat it. Then while you are at it, consider making some healthy lifestyle changes such as:
- Eat a healthy, low-calorie diet (once you lose weight in your face, cellulite may become less noticeable)
- Workout regularly
- Drink water
- Try lymphatic drainage massage to help decrease toxins in the body while improving the appearance of your skin
- Consider revamping your skincare routine to address aging, firmness and brightness