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Thursday, 12 December 2013

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is the dimpling effect most common in the thighs, buttocks, and lower abdomen.

The upper most part of your skin is called the epidermis. This is mainly dead skin (a protective barrier including yeah, dead skin cells, and oils, etc.)
Underneath the epidermis is the dermis. This is where your hair follicles, blood vessels, sweat glands, etc are located. The dermis is also where you'll find live, healthy skin cells.
Underneath THAT layer (the dermis) is the subcutaneous layers,.. or fat layers. There's 3 layers of fat. This layer is very structured. Fatty parts are structured into specific chambers by strands of linked tissue around it. Anyway,.
Sometimes, little pockets of fat protrude up into the dermis, causing the dimpling effect.

This is due to hormones, genetics,.. etc.

Even young, healthy women who eat healthy and work out regularly can get cellulite.

Some men can get cellulite, too. But it's not as common as it is in women.

Also. Once you have cellulite, eating healthy and working out won't fully get rid of them. However, it will help.

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