Everything you want to know about the treatment of cellulite!

What is cellulite?

Orange peel skin, dents or moonscape – all names that come to mind about the dreaded subject: cellulite. The well-known lumpy skin can have different causes:

  • Accumulation of fat cells
  • Adhesions of connective tissue
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Sometimes sagging skin is mistaken for cellulite. You can recognise sagging skin by the horizontal lines on the back of your legs. Sagging skin can be solved by doing heavy strength training. This will make your muscles grow and will also tighten your skin. In addition, taking vitamin C and MSM daily can have a positive effect on collagen production.Read all the information about MSM here.

    Many women feel insecure about cellulite formation. Cellulite can occur anywhere on the body. In addition to an unhealthy lifestyle, the degree to which you suffer from cellulite is largely genetic.

    The body type most affected by cellulite is the mesomorph body type.

    A: People with the 'ectomorph' body type tend to be finely and thinly built. The ectomorph suffers little from cellulite. When cellulite develops, it is on the belly.

    B: People with the 'mesomorph' body type develop muscle and/or fat gradually all over their body. When the mesomorph puts on weight, cellulite may appear on the lower and upper body. However, when the mesomorph loses weight, this also disappears quickly.

    C: People with the 'endomorph' body type generally have a high body fat percentage, particularly on the lower body. That is why the likelihood of developing cellulite on the lower body is highest for this body type.

    Did you know:

  • That 85% of women suffer from cellulite
  • That cellulite and cellulitis are not the same thing? Cellulitis is a bacterial inflammation in the connective tissue that makes the skin feel red, warm and lumpy.
  • What causes cellulite?

    It is important to know if your cellulite is caused by a bad lifestyle, hormone imbalance or genetic predisposition. Of course, if it is due to an unhealthy lifestyle you can do a lot to change this.

    Below are some causes of cellulite associated with (an unhealthy) lifestyle:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Soft drink consumption
  • Too much coffee (more than 3 cups per day)
  • Smoking
  • Refined sugars consumption
  • No movement or hardly any movement at all
  • Use of medication or the contraceptive pill
  • Soya products consumption
  • Consumption of too many dairy products
  • Acidified body
  • What can you do to reduce cellulite?

    First of all, it is important to find out to what extent you suffer from cellulite.

      Phase 1: my cellulite is only visible when I squeeze it
      Phase 2: my cellulite is only visible when I squeeze it or when I'm in the wrong light
      Phase 3: my cellulite is always slightly visible
      Phase 4: my cellulite is always very visible even through my clothes

    It is not realistically possible to go from a phase 4 to a phase 1 cellulite. You can move up two steps, though. If you have phase 1 cellulite it is possible to bring this all the way back to phase 0.


    Do you suffer from cellulite due to a hormonal imbalance? Then you should eat lots of tuber vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. These vegetables contain the substance DIM which optimises hormone balance. You can also take DIM as a supplement. Vitamin C and MSM also contribute to collagen production to reduce cellulite.

    In addition, drink plenty of water with preferably a pH of 8.


    Exercising has a number of benefits for reducing cellulite. First of all, exercising contributes to blood circulation which helps to get rid of waste products. In addition, exercise increases fat burning, which makes fat accumulations less visible. Combine training with a balanced diet. This is how you stimulate muscle growth and fat burning for smooth, tight skin.


    Cupping is an age-old method of loosening adhered connective tissue, smoothing fat accumulations and stimulating your blood circulation. It can be a bit painful at first, but as the fat accumulations reduce, the treatment will become smoother and smoother. It is a cheap solution that you can always do yourself. The MKBM Cellulite Cups last a lifetime and are suitable for boiling. This way you keep the cups clean.

    How should you do the cupping?

    Follow the step-by-step plan below for cupping at home.

      Step 2: Choose the right size cup (the larger the problem area, the larger the cup).
      Step 3: Press the top of the cup firmly with both thumbs and place the cup on the skin. Make sure that the cup properly sucks a vacuum.
      Step 4: Slide the cup over the skin using circular and zigzagging movements..

    Start with 1 minute per area and slowly increase to 7 minutes per area. Repeat this treatment every other day and reduce it to once a week as soon as you have achieved the desired results.

    More information about cupping? Watch the video


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