It's not just plumper, older women who suffer from "orange-peel skin" - on their thighs, hips, bottom and even tummy - many slim, young women suffer too. Sadly, there is no miracle cure for cellulite, but there are some practical things you can do to see great results.
Facts On Cellulite:
Experts disagree about what causes cellulite. It seems likely that it's an accumulation of fat, fluid and toxins trapped in the hardened network of elastin and collagen fibres in the deeper levels of your skin. This causes the dimpled effect and feel of cellulite areas. These areas also tend to feel cold to the touch because the flow of blood is constricted and the lymphatic system, which is responsible for eliminating toxins, can't work properly. This can worsen the problem and make the cellulite feel puffy and spongy.
Testing For Cellulite:
Try squeezing the skin of your upper thigh between your thumb and index finger. If the flesh feels lumpy and looks bumpy, you have cellulite. Further clues maybe that these areas look whiter and feel colder than elsewhere on your legs.
Common Causes: Cellulite can be caused and / or aggravated by the following:
-- A poor diet is full of toxins and puts the body under great strain to get rid of vast quantities of waste. Also, an unhealthy low-fibre, high-fat diet means that the body' digestive system can't work effectively to expel toxins from the body.
-- Stress and lack of exercise make your body sluggish and can slow down blood circulation and the lymphatic system.
-- Hereditary Factors: If your mother has cellulite, it's a fair bet you will have, too.
-- Hormones, such as the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, may contribute.
How To Tackle Cellulite