The hard cellulite usually appears at young ages, the soft or adipose cellulite appears from the 30 years and the edematous cellulitis is the most advanced.
Cellulite is one of the biggest obstacles to maintaining a firm and toned body. Its appearance is difficult to avoid and its elimination is very complicated, although it can always be controlled. Only 10% of the female population gets rid of the well-known Orange Skin Syndrome.
Cellulite is an accumulation of water, fat, and toxins in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, which forms small bumps and dimples in the skin. It is of hormonal origin and, therefore, only affects women, who have a greater number of fat cells or adipocytes.
It usually appears for the first time at puberty, with the first hormonal change, and usually develops in the stages of major alteration such as pregnancy or menopause.
Depending on your body location it can be generalized or localized. The generalized cellulitis appears almost exclusively in obese women or with food alterations. The localized is the most common and is formed in certain areas, mainly in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms (upper part), knees (inner side), ankles, lower back and back (upper part, under the shoulders ).
Types of cellulite
On the other hand, there are several types of cellulite :
- Hard or fibrous cellulitis: It usually occurs in young women, athletes or dancers, especially in the buttocks and lower back. The skin is firm and toned, hard to the touch, so cellulite is not visible to the naked eye, you have to pinch the skin to appreciate. It may be accompanied by stretch marks. This type of cellulite is easier to fight and eliminate.
- Soft or adipose cellulitis: It is common from the 30 in sedentary people who do not practice sports or in those who have risen and fallen of weight sharply. It appears mostly in the belly, thighs, arms, and buttocks. The skin is flaccid and cellulite is visible to the naked eye, which is very unsightly. It is the most difficult to deal with.
- Edematous cellulitis: In this case, the orange peel is visible to the naked eye and is spongy. It is located in the legs, especially in the thighs, and causes swelling in the ankles. It is usually related to circulatory problems and fluid retention.
Although cellulite is normally associated with overweight, thin women also suffer from it, and there are numerous factors that affect its appearance and development. Stress, poor eating habits, sedentary lifestyle or lack of exercise, use of clothes too tight or too high heels, and abuse of coffee, snuff or alcohol, are some of the factors that aggravate cellulite. Genetics also influence, since it can be a hereditary problem or certain digestive and circulatory disorders.
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