What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is completely harmless, but it’s quite unsightly and people spend thousands of dollars a year on ineffective creams and ointments. Cellulite can even develop in very fit people, and often doesn’t go away, even with frequent exercise and a healthy diet. The condition is more common in women and tends to become worse with age, after pregnancy, inactivity, or weight gain.
This may cause many to hide their skin. It’s actually unclear exactly how or why cellulite develops. Cellulite lumps and bumps are formed with tight cords form between the skin and underlying muscle, with the fat being stuck within these cords. As fat is accumulated, it pushes through the skin and becomes lumpy and visible to the eye.
What causes these cords to form is unknown, but some influences may play a role, such as genetics, hormonal fluctuations, weight gain, skin texture, and your specific body type.