Getting ready for spring and summer season requires some work for most of us. Shorts, skirts, and dresses are all closet staples that have many running to the gym to tighten up. But for some, no matter how many hours of exercise they put in, a visible, embarrassing and persistent condition could still be your problem. It’s called cellulite, and if you’re female and have the genes for it, the condition may make you want to cover up in the warmer days. But not if you take charge and commit to treatment!
Cellulite is the lumpy substance commonly found on the thighs, stomach, and butt. You may have heard people say it looks like cottage cheese. Cellulite actually occurs when collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person’s skin, which may make the surface of the skin pucker and look lumpy.
Several things influence whether a person has cellulite and to what extent, such as their genes, gender, age, the amount of body fat, age, and the thickness of your skin. These contributing factors are all associated with the amount of cellulite you have or how visible it is. Quick question: why are women more susceptible to cellulite than men? Men have a thicker epidermis, which is why the fat pockets don’t show through as easily. This creates a much more resilient and tighter skin appearance that is barely noticeable, while women are left with a thinner and less revealing layer that shows the dimples and disfigured fat layers.
Over 80 percent of women over the age of 20 will develop cellulite at some point in their lives.
Many cellulite sufferers turn to creams and lotions to no avail. Don’t expect miracles from any cellulite cream or treatment. While many creams can help temporarily, cellulite creams typically contain ingredients like caffeine that simply plump the skin temporarily. As soon as you quit using the cream, your cellulite will return.