In the past cellulite has been widely interpreted as a fat disorder. However, recent medical research has discovered that it is in fact primarily a disease of the circulatory system that deforms the connective tissue. Cellulite is the expression used to describe pockets of fat which are trapped and cause dimpling in the skin. This dimpling is irregular and patchy and has been identified with orange peel.
During the onset of puberty the body begins to produce hormones, including female ones that are responsible for formation of adipose tissue and may damage circulation and drainage in the tissues under the skin.
However, abnormal changes in tissues can be avoided if hormonal disorders are taken care of on the early stages. The young bodies can defend themselves better; and such disorders in teens are caused mostly by changes in metabolic process and thus are of temporary nature.
Some of the causes for developing cellulite are:
* Insufficient water intake. Water helps the waste system operate, flushing toxins from your body. Drink 7 glasses of water a day.
* Diet. Poor eating habits including alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods contribute to the formation of cellulite because the toxins they produce get trapped in the fatty tissue.
* Smoking, it is not only bad for the skin and lungs, but it weakens the skin by causing constriction of capillaries. It further damages the connective tissue that causes the dimpling effect of cellulite, too.
*Obesity – Although thin people are not immune, obese people are more prone to getting cellulite, which is a form of fat after all. In an overweight body, fat accumulation also pushes the cellulite in the subcutaneous layer outward and worsens the appearance of cellulite.
* Crash diets – Crash diets increase the risk of cellulite because the body thinks it’s starving. It attempts to consume saturated fats which help build cellulite. Unfortunately, these fats block the arteries and get trapped in tissues as well, preventing sufficient waste and toxin elimination.
Although there are many causes of cellulite, there are also many products and techniques that help reduce the appearance of cellulite
A number of factors can cause cellulite, however, the main causes are hereditary factors and unhealthy lifestyle. Hereditary factor cannot be denied since there are too many examples of this abound. What is more, however paradoxical it may seem, family upbringing plays a significant role in why we live an unhealthy lifestyle. The expression unhealthy lifestyle has an extensive meaning and includes a number of factors characteristic of human beings. In this connection the Oriental wisdom should be mentioned: in Orientalism the harmony and ways to achieve it were explored for years. The life is conceived by Oriental people as the unity of light yang and dark yin. There is no telling that yang is good and should exist, while yin is bad and should be got rid of. Such approach is typical of a Westerner accustomed to oppose good to evil. A Chinese or Japanese, however, sees no conflict here, and accepts the world as is, with any seeming contradictions.
From this review it is clear that the cause of cellulite is much more sophisticated than just saying it is extra fat underneath the skin. It is noteworthy to appreciate the fact that cellulite is a unique and distinctive layer of subcutaneous body fat that is common to females. Although numerous topical treatments and involuntary manipulative techniques may seem enticing, no research supports their long-term effectiveness. However, several studies have noted how female athletes, who typically have less body fat, seem to have much less cellulite.