Cellulite affects 90% of women but if you scroll through Instagram , you’d be lucky to find a woman with any dimpled skin showing.
Being body-positive is accepting the body we have and understanding cellulite is a natural part of a woman’s body.
Even though most advertisements remove the orange peel skin look, the reality is, most women have cellulite somewhere on their body.
Fitness model, Anna Victoria, took to social media to share how easy it is to camouflage cellulite with the right lighting.
Anna shared two selfies side-by-side. The first photo was taken in good light and the second was taken in bad light. Anna wears the same outfit and poses the same way for both photos, but they share two different stories.
Anna captioned her picture by saying, “Lighting. Is. Everything. 99% of pictures you see on social media are taken in the best possible lighting and that ain’t no accident.”
Lighting. Is. Everything. 99% of pictures you see on social media are taken in the best possible lighting and that ain’t no accident ? so when I got into the elevator with the lighting on the right, I zoned in on the cellulite on the back of my arms. Yes, cellulite on your arms is a thing! I’ve had it since the beginning of my journey and while it’s lightened up since then, it’s still not totally gone… because I’m human. Seriously, girls, stop thinking you’re the only one with cellulite and that it’s some kind of disease! Yes, it absolutely can be reduced through healthy diet, exercise and proper water intake, but another component which you can’t control is genetics, and just being human. It’s not bad to want to reduce the sight of cellulite just like it’s not bad to want to lose weight and feel more confident overall, but don’t set out to lose weight JUST to have less cellulite. It can be a cherry on top of all the other amazing benefits. If you ask me how to reduce the appearance of cellulite, my answer will be: healthy diet, regular exercise and proper water intake – that’s it. I will not suggest creams or wraps or whatever else the current fad is because those are only short term fixes (IF that..) and perpetuate the idea that health/results can be found in a bottle/package. So, do I love the look of my arms on the right? No, but I don’t hate it or myself for it, either. And you shouldn’t either ❤️ #fbggirls #realtalk #cellulite www.annavictoria.com/guides by @annavictoria
The model has amassed 1.3 million Instagram followers and despite advocating her fans to follow a healthy lifestyle, she knows there are parts of our bodies we can’t change. Cellulite is one of them.
“Seriously, girls, stop thinking you’re the only one with cellulite and that it’s some kind of disease!” she writes. “Yes, it absolutely can be reduced through healthy diet, exercise, and proper water intake, but another component you can’t control is genetics, and just being human.”
After another mum recently received a negative comment about her cellulite on show, it’s any wonder we apply filters to hide parts of our body we’re not proud of.
But cellulite is natural and if everyone shared more ‘real’ photos of their bodies, maybe we wouldn’t have so many advocates teaching us to love our bodies for what they are.