Cellulite is something that approximately 85% of women over 20 years of age are reported to have, which makes it one of the most common conditions women share. But what is it and how can it be treated? While many women do not mind or even notice that they have cellulite, others try desperately to get rid of any signs of it. In today’s media and celebrity obsesses world, it is easy to look at photo shopped images in magazines and wish to look like the ‘perfect’ model or celebrity who are seemingly cellulite free. If this is something that concerns you going forward, be sure to read all about how to treat tricky cellulite.

What is cellulite anyway?

If you were to look under your skin, you would find a delicate network of connected tissue strands called septae that are used to hold the fat on your body in place. If these networks are not strung together closely enough or are weaker than they should be, the fat on our body can bulge out between them and create the delicate ripples on your body- cellulite! In many cases how ‘strong’ your septae is defined by your genetics and woman are more likely than men to have cellulite as they have less septae on their body. Women also have much thinner skin than men and also have different hormone reactions that can affect the size of fat cells and the overall strength of the septae.

Can you avoid cellulite?

Quite simply, no, you cannot. In order to prevent cellulite from forming you would have to get rid of the fat on your body and essentially change the structure of your skin- not something that is possible. Losing fat can in some cases reduce the amount of cellulite you have on your body but it all really depends on the elasticity of your skin.

What is a cellulite treatment?

Cellulite treatments can help hide cellulite and smooth out the surface of the skin that some women find displeasing to look at. Cellulite is normally treated on areas such as the stomach, bum and thigh area, as this is where it typically can be found. Typically cellulite treatments are not invasive, which means they are perfect for those who not have a high pain threshold and require no downtime to recover either. Essentially treatment for cellulite helps to improve the overall quality of your skint through increasing the amount of blood flow it receives and increasing the rate at which collagen is produced.

Short term cellulite solutions

If you are looking for an easy, affordable and short term solution to cellulite then you could apply a cream or lotion onto the affected area- creams that contain caffeine are particularly good at minimising the bumps seen in cellulite affected areas. If you are looking to hide your cellulite then why not use a moisturising self-tan product as this will help to smooth out the appearance of your skin.

Remember that more women have cellulite than not and few people notice these markings on your skin. Remain comfortable in who you are and campion every mark on your body as it is what makes you, you.