Cellulite describes a condition that sometimes happens to men and women (although much more common in women) after the age of about 20 years. This is where the skin of the lower limbs, abdomen, and pelvic region becomes dimpled.

Other names for cellulite include orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, the mattress phenomenon, and hail damage. Synonyms include: adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, and gynoid lipodystrophy.

Cellulite is unrelated to cellulitis, which is infection of the skin and its underlying connective tissue.

Diet has been shown to affect the development and amount of cellulite. Excessive amounts of fat, carbohydrates, salt, or too little fiber can all contribute to an increased cellulite

How To Get Rid of Cellulite

Cellulite won’t deprive you of the joy of wearing micro shorts or miniskirts if you fight it with effective methods.

Read on some facts and cellulite homemade remedies below.

Within 1 year according to the centre of photo medicine of Massachusetts, the fight with the so called “orange skin” will be started with the help of the laser, which turns fat cells into fatty acids, that are absorbed by the body.

Fatty cells can grow up to 40 times of their original size. This stretching ability is the main mechanism that contributes to the development of cellulite.

31 % of women say that cellulite “dimples” are the main reason for disliking the shape of their legs.

40 years ago in the American magazine “Vogue” lumpy skin on thighs was for the first time given the French name of “cellulite”.

In 12% of the cases the appearance “orange skin” is due after the hormonal changes of the adolescence, in 20%– after the pregnancy and in 25% during the menopausal changes.

Cellulite homemade treatment therapy:

Mix 2 table spoons of honey, 2 drops of lemon or grapefruit oil and apply onto the problematic areas, massaging the mixture in, slapping those areas gently afterwards. Within 2 weeks the honey massage might take up to 4 cm of the excess volume.

Drinking 3 glasses a day of freshly squeezed lemon in one cup of water and a pinch of cayenne melts those cellulite cells away.

Drink green tea, eat more onions, make sure you consume enough of vitamin A.

For dry skin use body brush when having a bath to increase the blood circulation.

Look for the creams that contain extracts of kola nut, ivy barley, strawberry, sweet clover, lemon, algae- these ingredients decrease appearance of the cellulite.

Make your own creams with essential oils like cedarwood, juniper and patchouli (do not forget to use the base oil to dilute it with the essential oils mentioned above) to fight those annoying dimples.