Cellulite is caused when fat cells poking through the weak parts of the connective tissue in our skin, effectively leaving a small hernia fat. It describes the ‘orange peel’ effect on your skin which has a pitted appearance, showing off fat deposits just under the skin. It is most often found on your thighs and bottom, but can also be found on your hips, abdomen and even the upper arms. There are different degrees of cellulite too – some people think it’s only visible when you squeeze an area of the skin together, while others feel it is visible all the time.
80-90% of women have cellulite. In other words, there is nothing wrong with you if you have cellulite, you’re perfectly normal. There seems to be a hormonal component to the underlying cause of cellulite, although scientists are still not sure how this works. Men also sometimes get cellulite, but this is generally thought, but only happen if they have a higher level of estrogen in the body. Another explanation for the differences between men and women, cellulite may be simply because men’s skin is thicker and cellulite not see as much.
However, we cannot just blame our cellulite on our gender and our hormones because there are other factors that may play a role. These include:
Genetics: You may just be prone to cellulite, just like the generations before you.
Weight Change: Rapid weight gain and loss can loosen the skin and cellulites clearer in appearance.
Eating The Wrong Foods: Too much fat, carbohydrates or salt and too little fiber in your diet seems to be your chances to increase cellulite.
Lifestyle Factors: Smokers, people who do not exercise and those who live a sedentary lifestyle can also be an increased risk of getting cellulite.
Ageing: As you age, the collagen and elastin in the skin are reduced, which means that your skin is not as tight and your cellulite becomes more visible.
There are certain things you can try at home to improve the overall appearance of your cellulite. Argan oil is an ideal cosmetic treatment against cellulite. Composed of 75% unsaturated fatty acids, argan oil has an impressive recovery and regeneration of power. Known for its nourishing and restructuring properties, it helps to fight against cellulite and turns. To do this, it must be used in massage oil. To get the best results, you can do the massage daily for 2-3 weeks.
You can mix two tablespoons of paraffin oil with one tablespoon lavendar essential oil and three tablespoons of argan oil. Stir so toned and apply the mixture on the affected area using circular massages.