What Is Cellulite? Understanding The Causes Of Orange Peel Skin & Cottage Cheese
What Is Cellulite?
Well, the title of this section pretty much says it all. It's that dimpled appearance that commonly shows up on the legs,
hips, buttocks and abdominal areas of many women - as much as 90% according to most experts. It also affects a few men. These dimples
on the skin commonly resemble the peel of an orange or cottage cheese, both of which provide colorful nicknames for the
In very simple terms, cellulite is a type of body fat. Fortunately, it's relatively
harmless to your physical health but it can cause serious self-image problems. Cellulite is a bit different than the
fat commonly carried around the mid-section of many overweight people because the latter can be harmful and lead to many health
conditions and diseases if not corrected.
What Causes Cellulite?
We know that cellulite is fat, but not all fat takes on the appearance of celluite. In fact, not
every overweight person has cellulite (although a great number of them do). So what makes those unsightly dimples pop out in all the wrong
In a word... toxins.
Toxins and waste products accumulate in the body when we fall victim to unhealthy lifestyle habits.
And often the effect of built up toxins becomes more pronounced as we age. After all, the longer we're around, the more toxins we're exposed
to and the more bad habits we're able to develop. It all catches up with us at some point.
Unfortunately, when toxins are allowed to build up, they begin to weaken the fibrous tissues
responsible for connecting the top layer of skin to the muscles beneath. As a result, the skin becomes less supple and the fat underneath the
skin starts to pucker and dimple in the weakened areas. We've all come to know this lumpy development as cellulite.
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Prevention Is The Best Medicine
Cellulite can be prevented in many cases. While some of us are more prone to developing it
because of genetics, much can be done to lessen its effect on the skin's appearance.
Eating a clean diet is at the top of the list as well as keeping body fat at normal levels.
Good muscle tone will keep body fat in check as well as help to minimize the appearance of any cellulite that forms. Basically, the
same good lifestyle habits that keep you healthy will help prevent, or at least minimize, cellulite.
OK, prevention is great... but what if I already have cellulite?
Next, we'll take a look at --> Celluite Diet Basics