Creams for cellulite in pregnancy
During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes many changes, such as breast and abdominal enlargement. However, few women know that as a result of a storm of hormones, the visibility of cellulite increases significantly at this time. Are you wondering what to do to reduce this skin defect in such a way as not to endanger your child's health?
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1. What is caused by cellulite?
Cellulite is a tissue lipodystrophy that looks like an orange peel. The changes may be mild - then they are visible only after pinching the folds of the skin. They can also be advanced. Then they are visible without having to pinch the skin fold. Cellulite mainly affects areas such as the thighs, buttocks, and sometimes even the abdominal area.
During pregnancy, excessive weight gain occurs, as a result, fat deposits increase and cellulite is much more visible. The main factors causing cellulite are:
- inadequate diet
- physical inactivity
Regardless of the cause of cellulite, it is certain that these ailments affect women more than men.
2. How to combat cellulite in pregnancy?
There are many anti-cellulite lotions and creams on the market. Most often, these are preparations intended to be used several times a day. The prices of these products vary a lot, but everyone will find something suitable for themselves. The composition of anti-cellulite creams usually contains active plant extracts.
It seems that the anti-cellulite cosmetic is an effective and safe form of combating cellulite in pregnancy. However, active ingredients like methylxanthines are not considered safe during pregnancy. These are caffeine compounds that have the ability to enter the bloodstream. While their effects on the fetus are unknown, it is better to be cautious and avoid exposure to these substances.
There are studies suggesting a link between caffeine and an increased risk of miscarriage. These studies concern its consumption in the amount of 100 mg per day. One cup of coffee usually contains 120 mg of caffeine. Therefore, it is better to avoid anti-cellulite creams that contain caffeine. Using such a preparation several times a day can deliver enough caffeine into the bloodstream that it could harm the health of the fetus.
Instead, it's better to eat a healthy diet and engage in moderate exercise regularly, such as swimming or riding a stationary bike.
During pregnancy, it is not advisable to use cellulite reducing creams. Regular physical activity and an appropriate diet will significantly reduce this defect and make it much less visible.