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Cellulite in Thin People - The Reality

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An estimated 85-90% of women suffer from cellulite. Women are more prone to it than men, due to the make up of their bodies. The ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’ skin that we hate so much on thighs, stomachs, buttocks and upper arms is caused by subcutaneous fat tissue forced to the surface of the skin.


So that means only overweight people must suffer from it right? Wrong. It can actually affect women (and a few men) of any shape or size. It is often associated with being overweight, but unfortunately it can happen to both thin and overweight people. Although carrying some extra weight can be a risk factor for cellulite, being thin won’t stop it from occurring.


Cellulite can be as a results of many different factors - sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, dehydration, caffeine, hormonal changes, medication, stress, alcohol, smoking and crash dieting can all lead to a buildup of toxins in the body, resulting in cellulite.


There are many different cellulite treatment creams and procedures available, and sometimes at the cost of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, but effort must be put into a lifestyle change as well. Once the cause of cellulite has been identified the correct remedy can be chosen to get rid of the cellulite.


Thin people do not have the option of liposuction as overweight people do. However, this procedure is not always successful in removing cellulite anyway as it is designed to get rid of deeper fat rather than the surface cellulite. Cellulite doesn’t distinguish between overweight or thin people but is more a factor of how your individual body stores fat and it is distributed throughout your body. In fact, occasionally you will see an overweight person that despite being overweight, does not suffer from cellulite at all.


Cellulite can happen to thin and overweight people from all socioeconomic levels. No one is immune, not even celebrities and supermodels, as you will see from many of the celebrity magazines out there. Society places more value on slim, beautiful women with flawless skin, but unfortunately perfection is unattainable and 99.9% of women don’t fit that bill. This often leaves women with feelings of poor self esteem and many end up draining their finances with treatments and procedures. The best treatment for cellulite is to avoid the triggers and use natural treatment methods such as healthy diet, exercise, drinking plenty of water and massage in conjunction with a good quality cellulite treatment cream.