Cellulite is a skin condition on the hips, buttocks, hands, belly, and shoulders. Many women are familiar with it. When skin becomes dimpling, the tubercles and hollows form on it; cellulite causes the “orange peel effect”. From a medical perspective, cellulite is a structural change in the subcutaneous fat layer, leading to a disruption of microcirculation and lymphatic drainage.
Experts prefer not to use the term “cellulite” but call this phenomenon “lipodystrophy” or “liposclerosis”. There is an opinion that cellulite does not exist in the medical community. Many doctors do not consider lipodystrophy to be a disease at all.
Cellulite is much more common in women than in men. It usually develops in women’s body, when women are aged 20 to 25 years, often during or after pregnancy. There is a simple test to check whether you have liposclerosis. So, squeeze the skin of the thigh with both hands. Do you see an “orange peel” effect on your flesh, then this is the first sign of cellulite. You will find an appearance of lumpiness on the hips, buttocks, and abdomen.
Many doctors do not consider liposclerosis as a disease. But they believe it an essential feature of the subcutaneous fat layer of an adult woman. However, some women have cellulite in a light form; others have visible “cottage cheese” changes in the appearance of the skin.
Heredity, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, and age, various hormonal disorders, changes in the hormonal background, eating disorders, lifestyle, as well as smoking, stress and frequent weight changes can all influence the extent to which cellulite is present or visible.
Surprisingly, the overweight is not an essential factor of cellulite; thin people can also notice flabby skin and orange peel effect to their skin.
It is possible to make this unpleasant effect less visible. Do you want to get rid of the dimpled appearance of the skin? Then you will need to lose weight, improve blood circulation, activate metabolism, strengthen muscles and connective tissue, improve skin tone.
Reduction in cellulite visibility can be achieved through a balanced diet, exercise, avoiding bad habits, and procedures to improve the tone and blood circulation of the skin.