Cellulite 101: What is it?

Did you know that 95% of women have cellulite? No matter your age or physical appearance, it affects all of us. You can be stick thin or a little curvier, cellulite will always be something that is part of us (unfortunately, haha!) Here are a few interesting facts about cellulite:

  1. It’s a natural process that is triggered by the estrogen hormone;
  2. Cellulite starts at puberty and is different for every woman, however, genetics, endocrine factors (whether you take the birth control pills or if you’re pregnant, for example) and individual factors such as physical activity, stress levels, eating habits, etc.) play a huge role on whether you have more or less;
  3. Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that manifests as “orange peel skin” or skin dimpling;
  4. For most women, it appears on the thighs and buttocks. For some it can also be around the arms and abdominal areas as well;
  5. There are many treatments available to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, but nothing is fully permanent since it’s a natural process that occurs inside of us, like aging. It’s all about maintenance when you do these treatments. They work really well, but you have to be realistic and accept the fact that you have to maintain them.

There aren’t many ways to diminsh its appearance naturally, but you can surely do a few things to not make it worst: drink lots of water to help eliminate toxins, activate and move your body as much as you can because physical exercise, especially cardio, will help diminish your “fat storage” and clean eating is always number 1, because you are what you eat (harsh but true.)


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