There are 4 different ways to check if you are dealing with water retention or cellulite. Water retention occurs when there is excess fluid buildup in our bodies.
90% of water retention is just beneath the surface of the skin whereas cellulite is the fat deposit beneath the skin. It is what gives the skin the Dimple effect & it is also called the orange peel skin.
Cellulite is basically, a layer of fat that covers specific areas on a body like our arms, stomach, buttocks, and thighs, etc.
It won’t seem to disappear no matter how little we eat or how much we exercise. water retention can be present with cellulite underneath the skin.
Most of us have a combination of two but if you want to improve both these conditions then water retention has to be addressed first.
Actually, most individuals have experienced water retention at one time or another especially when we have the Indian version of Chinese food.
There is a lot of Ajinomoto and salt in this food and because it has high sodium it attracts a lot of water and it causes water retention and that’s why when we have the Indian version of Chinese food we get off the next day having a lot of puffiness on our body.
Water retention is especially prevalent in women mostly during the menstrual cycle. Some other factors contributing to water retention are high intake of table salt refined sugar and process food, hormonal imbalance, improper high intensity or high impact exercises, stress, and not enough water intake.
One can tell the difference between water retention and cellulite by the absence or presence of dimples. I can tell your four different ways to check if you are dealing with water retention or cellulite.
The first thing that you can do is what if whatever it seems like a Dimple gently lift the skin about that Dimple if the dimple stays then it is cellulite and if the Dimple disappears then it is water retention.
The second thing that you can do is perform the flick test on the affected area you can gently flick the skin if you see ripples similar to dropping a pebble in a pool of water then it is water retention.
The third thing that you can do is lie flat black on your back and let your legs be perpendicular to your body and if you see all the dimpling following then it is water retention.
The fourth thing that you can do is when we feel the tissue gently press the skin on the affected area if the skin feels hard and dense then it is cellulite and if the skin feels soft and mushy then it is water retention.