April 26, 2024

Cellulite and stretch marks - what's the difference?

It is easy to get confused between cellulite and stretch marks, the little quirks of our bodies that often get a bad rep due to no fault of theirs. These little bumps and ridges might look similar at a glance but are different. Let's first understand how they happen and then look at the differences that make them both unique (just like you!)

What is cellulite and how does it happen?

Cellulite are the little dents and dimples that appear on your buttocks, thighs or hips, they form when a collection of fat pushes against the connective tissues beneath your skin creating an uneven surface on your skin.

Cellulite is a pretty common and natural skin condition that is experienced by a whopping 80-90% of women! It can be caused by a plethora of reasons ranging from puberty to genetics, and before you start blaming your weight, people of all weights, shapes and sizes have it! Most women have experienced cellulite, and there is NOTHING to be ashamed of.

What are stretch marks and how do they occur?

Stretch marks are the differently coloured streaks that appear on your skin, it usually occurs when your skin has been stretched beyond its normal capacity, think puberty, pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss. 

Stretch marks are also known as striae and just like cellulite are very normal and harmless. Just like most scars, they take time but usually fade over time and even if yours aren't fading no need to panic! 

What is the difference between stretch marks and cellulite?

The main difference between stretch marks are cellulite is: 

  • Cellulite occurs because of fat deposits and other body mechanisms appearing as bumps and ridges on your skin whereas 
  • Stretch marks are a direct cause of skin stretching that appear as multicoloured stripes on your skin  

Furthermore, cellulite impacts the texture of your skin whereas stretch marks appear more like scars. Both are completely normal and harmless! 

How does Fab Oils work on cellulite?

Experience the transformative magic of our lightweight and fast-absorbing oils that will seep deep into your skin and its potent actives will help in toning and sculpting your body. Fab Oils is going to be your trusted ally in putting together a skincare regime which aligns with your holistic skin aspirations. When used in synergy with an active lifestyle, wholesome diet and a mindful routine, Fab Oils Anti-Cellulite Oil can help you see noteworthy results. 

What sets our exquisite potions apart is the fact that you won’t have to endure greasy formulations that need to be removed with double baths. All you have to do is take a few pumps of our Cellulite Melt Oil and apply it directly to the affected areas. Just that and you are good to go! We recommend you use Anti-Cellulite Oil twice a day to experience noteworthy results.