Are you frustrated with the stubborn cottage-cheese skin on your hips and thighs that wouldn’t go away no matter how much you exercise? Well, stop fretting about it and chill, we all have it at some point, even the supermodels do. It just comes with the booty.
Cellulite is the term used to describe dimpled, lumpy textured fat on the body found on the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) and it’s definitely hard to love; so much so that we resort to hiding our thighs and arms to avoid it being in public display.
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Okayyyy @iamiskra made me feel sooooo durn good about myself the other day. I can't even describe the feeling of relief that overcomes you when someone you look up to shows you it's okay to be yourself. How easy is it to make a thigh gap? First photo: I'm pushing my legs and hips back. Second photo: I am standing comfortable fully insecure AF because somehow or another I drank the kool aid when I was younger thinking thighs shouldn't touch. Insecure afffff cause I'm knock kneed. Insecure afffff cause my whole body is touching itself which used to drive me crazy. Insecure afffff cause of my cellulite. But when Iskra said "these are my mermaid legs" just the power of words hit me. I have mermaid legs too, and no thigh gap, no amount of space between any of my body parts is going to take away how special I feel to be part of that club. 🌈🐠🦄 I fucking also thought I could never buy or wear Calvin Klein underwear cause I couldn't rock it right. But what is right? 🤗 #MermaidThighs #nothighgap #pretendimamermaidinthegym #ItsOkayToBeYou #SelfLoveIsSoTasty #iamallwoman #inmycalvins #cellulitesaturday
All that’s about to change though as Canadian body activist and vlogger Kenzie Brenna is inviting women from around the world to do the complete opposite – embrace cellulite.
She fuelled an Instagram trend called #CelluliteSaturday whereby she shares photos of her cellulite to inspire women everywhere to also share their cellulite snaps every weekend in an effort to normalise the standard body image portrayed by mass media.
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Dear reader 💫 I hope you celebrate your body today. Especially the part that you haven't been saying nice things to all these years. Your body needs you. Love, Me 🙆💞 Another edition of #cellulitesaturday. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I can't truthfully say I love this part of my body yet, but I'm getting farther away from hating it. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Cellulite shouldn't be ruining your life or mine. Cellulite is little itty bitty fat cells that accumulate in places where your cute body says "yup, need some more of that over here!" It isn't a medical condition. It is a 🚨cosmetic🚨 personal issue that women have with themselves due to the overwhelming pressure our beauty culture has placed on having thin smooth young looking skin. What about all the gals that don't have thin smooth young looking skin? What if they don't fit in that standard? Fuck that. Rock yo body, in all its cuteness that it is. ❤️💛💚💙💜 #everyBODYisbeautiful #daretobedifferent #selflovejourney
She uses Instagram to discuss her journey to a healthier relationship with her body, and even sharing her experience of having body dysmorphia, a condition whereby the sufferer becomes obsessed with thinking about his or her flaws.
She tried every available remedy for cellulite; from salt baths, creams, to using a dry brush before a shower, foam rolling her cellulite before and after workouts, and even wrapping her body in coconut oil and coffee grinds. Unfortunately, none of those ever worked, which then lead her to embrace it instead.
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🌤 HAPPY SATURDAY MORNING ☀️ It's also #cellulitesaturday, I realize I didn't post one last week. But I sorta wanna try to make it a thing. The word cellulite still makes me cringe. It still makes me wanna run and hide and not come out and I have somehow lipsuctioned it out of me or try to dry brush it into the dark places of the universe. That's really not the fucking case. The only way to get rid of cellulite is to lose overall fat. With overall fatloss, your body may lose fat in the areas that you have celluli- AND HERES THE JOOCEY PART, YOUR BODY MAY ALSO ✨NOT✨ LOSE FAT FROM THOSE AREAS.💞 Because we cannot spot reduce (stop it, we can't, pls don't comment and say you can I'll just delete you misinforming people) you can't pick or choose whether or not you are a person who can reduce your appearance of cellulite. Notice how I said appearance. Appearance because cellulite LITERALLY translates to the appearance of fat cells. And because we will forever have fat cells at some percentage or another, for women (and some men,) you can't really avoid this baby. We all have it to some degree or another. It's not an indication of health or fitness level or self worth. ITS A COSMETIC "ISSUE." It's just a thing our bodies do. It's just a thing our bodies do. It's just a fucking thing our bodies do. It's that simple. And the beauty industry capitalizes on it. Imagine if a unicorn was chopping off its horn because it's culture says so. We would tell that beautiful unicorn that it's bananas for doing something like that. 🦄🌸💕 No. Just no. Like I said in my previous cellulite posts, it's difficult for me to accept, but I eat my greens, I drink my water, I foam roll, I'm at the gym 5x a week, I have Epsom salt baths, I've dry brushed, got "cellulite massages", tried creams and considered getting surgery. So don't tell me a way to "fix it." I'm over it 🙅🚫 #celluliteacceptance #endbodyshame #thisiswhatfitlookslike #boldandbeautiful
Brenna commented: “Not many girls are embracing their cellulite, and it’s something very understandable. Coming from a girl who goes to the gym 5 days per week and eats a balanced diet, I still have cellulite and although it’s very uncomfortable, it’s here anyway and I’m going to try my best to accept it.”
Kudos to you! 😀
Would you post your #CelluliteSaturday snap this weekend? 😉