Cellulite, a distinctive layer of subcutaneous body fat (adiposis edematosa), is a condition that affects an estimated 90% of post pubescent females.
The main cause of cellulite is poor micro-circulation, making it difficult for adequate nutrients to reach all areas of the body and skin, which in turn can reduce the body’s ability to process toxins, resulting in cellulite; also known as orange peel or cottage cheese skin.
Cellulite presents as uneven, lumpy, dimpled skin which most frequently appears on the bottom, stomach and thigh areas. Having cellulite doesn’t mean that a woman is overweight; it can affect women of all shapes and sizes. There are a variety of treatments available to help reduce the lumpy appearance, ranging from evasive surgery to topical treatments. However, a change in lifestyle with the correct exercise and the way you eat is essential to prevent the reoccurrence of cellulite, once you have found the right cosmetic solution.
Cellulite comes in three types. These different types can appear simultaneously in the body of a single person. Overall, these types differ in their appearance. Some may also be more painful and more difficult to handle than the others.
The first ‘Soft cellulite’ can be spongy and soft when touched. This type usually appears around the buttocks, thighs and behind the arms. Varicose and spider veins will also appear along with them. As for its appearance, it can be described as very gelatinous and rough.
The second one is the ‘hard type’. This solid type is usually experienced by younger women. Its appearance can be easily compared to an orange’s peel since the dimples and lumps are tightly packed with one another. Unlike the soft type, it will stay on its position when a person moves since the skin is firmly attached to the muscle below. Touching the affected area can also bring pain due to its sensitiveness.
The rarest one among the three would be the edematous type. In this type, the lumps may look like a foamy rubber and can be painful when touched. This type is also associated with circulation and fluid problems. It usually occurs on the lower extremities especially on the knees, thighs and legs. People around the age of 20 should be more concerned with them since this is when they usually appear.