Cellulite or orange peel skin
The development of cellulite or skin that resembles an orange peel is a result of an increase in the number of fat cells in the subcutaneous connective tissue. This leads to restricted blood flow and impeded drainage, causing fat, waste, and fluid to build up. The connective tissue then becomes stiff, resulting in the formation of unsightly lumps. Cellulite commonly affects areas such as the buttocks, upper legs, abdomen, and upper arms.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by several factors including genetics, hormones, diet, lifestyle, and overall health. The underlying cause of cellulite is an imbalance between the connective tissue and the amount of fat stored in the underlying tissue. Poor blood circulation and lymphatic drainage can also contribute to the development of cellulite by allowing waste products and fluids to build up in the subcutaneous connective tissue. Additionally, hormones such as estrogen can affect the distribution of fat in the body and contribute to the development of cellulite.
How can cellulite be addressed?
Complete elimination of cellulite may not be possible, but it can be reduced through several methods such as: