It doesn’t matter if you are fat or thin, or young or old. Anyone can get cellulite. There are certain factors that put people at a greater risk for cellulite, though. Knowing the risk factors will help you avoid getting cellulite.
The Main Cause
First, it is important to understand how cellulite is created. Everyone has fibrous connective tissue beneath their skin. The tissue connects the skin to the muscles that are underneath the tissue. If you’re a man, the tissue runs in a smooth, diagonal pattern. If you’re a women, it runs vertically, which creates fat chambers that push up on the skin. This biological difference means that women are prone to getting cellulite. In fact, up to 90% of women will have cellulite at one time in their lives.
Biology isn’t the only thing that causes cellulite. There are certain risk factors that make you more prone to getting cellulite.
First, you can put yourself at risk based on your diet. If you eat a diet that is high in fat, carbohydrates, and salt, you are more likely to have cellulite. The same is true if your diet is low in fiber.
It is also believed that hormonal issues can lead to cellulite. If your body has too much estrogen, insulin, thyroid hormones, prolactin, and noradrenaline, you might be more likely to produce cellulite.
In addition, people with thin skin are more likely to have visible cellulite. If you are blessed with thick skin, there is a good chance that any cellulite you have won’t be visible to the naked eye.
Finally, smoking, living a sedentary lifestyle, and wearing tight clothing can all lead to the formulation of cellulite.
Fortunately, cellulite is treatable. You can reduce the appearance of cellulite with liposuction or
other lipo laser treatments. Once you reduce the appearance, you can make some lifestyle changes to keep it from coming back.