Posted in Beauty, Lifestyle on April 17, 2009

cellulitis-girl-buttCellulite is just a fancy name for the fat that collects up and causes the surface of the skin to pucker or dimple and look lumpy just like cottage cheese. This lumpiness is generally found on the butt, stomach and thighs.

Do you have cellulite?
Check it right now. To see if you have cellulite, start by pinching the skin around your upper thigh. If you notice it to be a bit lumpy, you probably have it. Do not be alarmed. Most women and some men have cellulite. Rich people have it, poor people have it. Movie stars have cellulite as well. What is important is how visible it is.

Factors
How come some people have cellulite and some don’t? How come some have a lot and for others it is barely noticeable? Your genes, gender, amount of fat in your body, age and thickness of your skin all affect the amount of cellulite you’ll end up having.

Miracle products for cellulite?
Good luck! Regardless of the cause of cellulite, there aren’t any miracle products, treatments and medicines that can make it go away. There are however treatments that will reduce the appearance of cellulite. We’ll cover those in a future post.

Still unhappy with your body?
You are not alone. It is important to remember that almost everyone wishes their body was a bit different. Especially if you are a teen whose body is going through all sorts of changes because of puberty.