Cellulite--the plague of most women! Women spend tons of money trying to get rid of it.
Most all females, whether slender or not, suffer some form of lumpy fat deposits or as the experts call it, "persistent subcutaneous fat". Cellulite becomes obvious when the skin’s collagen fibers, the body’s connective tissue support system, become weak due to hormone changes, lack of exercise and muscle tone. Trouble spots include buttocks, thighs, arms and stomach.
Cellulite is a condition that over-the-counter creams cannot cure topically. The internal cause of a woman’s cellulite is the combination of too much fat in specific spots and a weakened collagen fibers. This biological placement, generally around hips and thighs, proved beneficial at some point in the female’s evolution. Circulation also plays a part. As a woman ages, estrogen reduction stiffens blood vessels, stressing circulation. Improper circulation diminishes collagen production and breaks down connective tissue. Habits such as smoking contribute to cellulite for the same circulatory reasons. Compound this by adding the genetics of mom and grandmother, and a battle ensues.
Not complicated enough? Don’t forget to add improper diet and lack of exercise. Eating crappy food—that is anything not freshly prepared or whole such as fruits and veggies-- on a regular basis will contribute to obesity. It’s that simple. If a person is prone to cellulite, this is one way the condition becomes obvious when combined with weakened connective tissue. Eating well and exercising strengthens the skin through nutrition and circulation. When muscles are toned, the appearance of cellulite is reduced. Think about adding cardio for weight control, strength training for toning, and yoga for flexibility.
Unless money is no object, forget about cellulite products and less-than-permanent laser treatments. These sessions require multiple visits and costs hundreds of dollars per session. Still, if this is the chosen direction, look into a Med-Spa environment where people are specifically trained in services such as Endermologie or Cellulaze.