Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin.
The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker.
Cellulite isn’t harmful.
Although many people would like to get rid of it because of the way it looks.
What Causes Cellulite?
Having cellulite doesn’t mean you are overweight. Even thin people can have it. However if you are overweight, losing weight may reduce cellulite.
Cellulite is more common among women than men. If other women in your family have cellulite, there’s a good chance you will too.
Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:
- Poor diet
- Fad dieting
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of physical activity
- Hormone changes
- Total body fat
- Thickness and colour of your skin
Cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin. If you have light skin and plan to be out in a bathing suit or short shorts, applying a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples on your thighs less noticeable.