Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are below the surface of the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against the connective tissue beneath the skin, causing the skin above it to pucker.It generally appears on skin in the abdomen, lower limbs, and pelvic region, and usually occurs after puberty. Cellulite is also known as orange peel syndrome in colloquial language.
Although the cellulite is not harmful, many women are willing to go to great lengths to get rid of cellulite, creating a big market for cellulite creams and other treatments promising smooth thighs.
The causes of cellulite are not well understood. Even though cellulite is fat, having it does not mean you are overweight. Even slim people can have cellulite. If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce cellulite.
Factors that can influence the amount of cellulite you have and how visible it is include:
Hormonal factors– hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. Many believe estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process.
Genetics - certain genes are required for cellulite development. Genes may predispose an individual to particular characteristics associated with cellulite, such as gender, race, slow metabolism, distribution of fat just underneath the skin, and circulatory insufficiency.
Diet - people who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, or salt and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
Lifestyle factors - cellulite may be more prevalent in smokers, those who do not exercise, and those who sit or stand in one position for long periods of time.
Clothing - underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks (limiting blood flow) may contribute to the formation of cellulite.
And also the thickness and colour of your skin
How can cellulite be prevented
Cellulite reduction techniques such as liposuction and dieting actually do not remove cellulite. However, eating healthy could help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Eating healthy, low fat foods such as fruits, vegetables, and fiber may be the best way to reduce the fat content in cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Similarly exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing stress are recommended to prevent cellulite. In addition, wearing thongs, or loose fitting undergarments can prevent cellulite that might form due to tight elastic.