Cellulite can be characterized by an uneven bumpy skin texture over the upper outer tights, buttocks, breasts and upper arms.
Different theories characterize cellulite as a vascular, structural or inflammatory process. For example cellulite can be explained as a degradation process initiated by the loss of the capillary network and inability to restore the tissue damage. Cellulite can also appear in the presence of larger fat lobules attachments under the skin.
The collagen breakdown which usually appears during puberty and menstruation in the dermis, can be an important factor in cellulite formation. In the same time, cellulite becomes accentuated during pregnancy, nursing and estrogen therapy.
An unbalanced diet with excessive intake of fat, carbohydrates, salt may also aggravate this condition.
A poor fiber diet decreases tissue oxygenation and increases the formation of radicals and toxins under the skin. Emotional stress induces the increase in adrenaline and noradrenaline which stimulates the reactions of fat synthesis (lipogenesis). Finally, a sedentary life decreases the muscle mass in the favor of the fat mass.
The complexity of the factors for the cellulite condition requires multilevel approaches and treatments.
There are several options which might have a positive impact on the cellulite treatment such as silicon, retinol and different herbal therapies.
Herbs which stimulate peripheral circulation such as rosemary, cayenne, dandelion, nettle may be very beneficial in the treatment of cellulite. Compounds which naturally induce collagen synthesis (vitamin C, gamma linoleic acid) may help with the restoration of the damaged skin due to cellulite.
By removing the toxins embedded in the fat lobules tissue oxygenation is improved. Saunas, massages, fast absorbing compounds such as clays are also beneficial. Mild sport activities improve muscle tone helping restore the muscle mass.
Conclusion: Cellulite is not a disease. Cellulite is a result of hormonal activities and life style. Theoretically every woman has cellulite. Cellulite can be less pronounced or completely undetectable if you have a healthy life style and use whenever necessary different topical approaches to reduce it.