What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a very common skin condition affecting over 85% of women over the age of 20 during their lifetime. Cellulite affects both men and women but appears to be much more common in women because of the fat distribution pattern and skin elasticity. Cellulite can be found in very thin athletes as well as moderate and heavy individuals.
It can affect various body parts, but the most common areas are buttock, inner and outer thighs, and upper arms. Appearance can be lumpy and dimpled. It can be embarrassing and is sometimes called cottage cheese and orange peel.
What causes Cellulite?
There is no one factor known to be solely responsible for the formation of cellulite, but some of the key factors that are thought to be contributory are diet, genetics, hormones and inappropriate clothing.
Loss of elasticity due to genetic or aging causes the lumpy appearance of cellulite. If one gains weight, the fat cells enlarge and distort the smooth tissue. Further adding to the uneven skin texture.