Cellulite is a collection of localized deposits of fat, water, and waste materials that appear as bulgy, rough, and dimpled skin. It usually accumulates in areas around the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
- Between 80 and 90 percent of women experience cellulite
- Due to its texture, cellulite is commonly referred to as orange-peel skin
- Maintaining a healthy diet, an active lifestyle, and monitoring hormones can help with the occurrence of developing cellulite
Cellulite is deep underneath the skin past the surface where creams are able to be absorbed. Fat is deposited into compartments separated by septum made of collagen. When collagen begins to break down, these septum loose their shape and the characteristic holes are seen from the surface.