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Five Main Causes of Cellulite


Cellulite is something a lot of us fear; however, often we are not precisely sure what cellulite is, what its causes are and what its treatments are. On this page we’ve put together useful facts & information about the common causes of cellulite.

What is Cellulite?


Cellulite is fatty tissue that gets deposited under the skin. It is composed of toxins and fat that accumulates over time.  Cellulite is often caused partly by hormonal changes. This partially explains why this skin problem affects females more often than it affects men.


Cellulite often appears dimpled under the surface of the skin. Women, who are usually more susceptible to getting this skin condition, often develop cellulite on the thighs, hips and buttocks.


It is not true that simply being overweight causes cellulite. Contrary to popular belief, being overweight isn’t a big contributor to the development of cellulite. Heavy set body types are vulnerable to this skin problem. However, cellulite is also found on thin women as well. Some males can even develop cellulite


Anybody can get cellulite at any body weight. Nearly all women have some amount of cellulite on their bodies. This is much more common in white-skinned women than women of other ethnicities. Asian women are known to be especially resistant to getting cellulite.


Five Top Causes of Cellulite


1. Poor diet is one of the major causes of cellulite. People who eat a lot of fatty foods and processed foods, or drink alcohol or caffeine often may have more toxins accumulating in their system than people who don’t. Although drinking caffeine can increase the chances of cellulite accumulating, caffeine injected directly into an affected area of skin or applied to the skin’s surface can also be used to treat cellulite.


2. Insufficient hydration is another common cause of cellulite. Most people do not drink enough water every day. Doctors recommend that you drink up to eight glasses every day, to help eliminate toxins and other wastes.
Genetic background and heredity factors are also contributing causes to cellulite. If your mother (or father) had cellulite, there is a reasonable possibility that you will get it as well.

3. Smoking is a commonly cited cause of cellulite development. Cigarettes decrease the quality of blood circulation. This affects how much blood gets to the skin, and can reduce its elasticity.
Medications often exacerbate the onset of cellulite. Some medicines cause the natural purification and waste removal systems of the body to stop working efficiently leading to cellulite.

4. Genetic background and heredity factors are also contributing causes to cellulite. If your mother (or father) had cellulite, there is a reasonable possibility that you will get it as well.


5. Medications often exacerbate the onset of cellulite. Some medicines cause the natural purification and waste removal systems of the body to stop working efficiently leading to cellulite.

continue to our page on the six best cellulite treatments.