6 Factors That Cause Cellulite

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Many of us are cursed with cellulite. Sometimes it looks to appear out of now, causing dimples and faty deposits under our skin. So why is it that some of us do all the right things yet get loads of cellulite all over our bodies, while others seemingly do nothing and have collectively cellulite-free bodies their own lives? It sees downright unfair.

In the world of cellulite, there are many factors at play when and if it decides to develop on your body. Factors include your genes, fat distribution, and lifestyle. Cellulite is something that develops over time, and something that, given the circumstances, can be invented. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of cellulite.


Genetics play a huge factor in cellulite development. Just like how genetics play a big role in how tall we are, or how dark our skin is, genetics also determine our bodies' natural predisposition to developing cellulite. Some experts even claim that that skin biopsy taken on a newborn can determine that persons likelihood of developing cellulite due to certain fibrous bands along the septa.


One of the largest causes for cellulite growth in teen age children is due to hormones. Estrogen is believed to be responsible for cellulite growth in the teen years, in addition to thyroid and other hormones. In addition to the teen years, cellulite growth due to hormones can also occur during menopause, pregnancy, and even when contraceptive birth control pills are used.


It's well known that cellulite is more common in women than men. The reason for this is because of the abundance of cellulite growth-causing hormones. However, in addition to this, men have a different structure to their connective tissues than women do, which is in a crisscross fashion making the connective tissues strong and taut. It's this crisscross connection that makes cellulite development difficult, therefore many men do not suffer from its ill effects. As women age, their connective tissue begins to lose its elasticity and begins to sag, which means that cellulite growth increases over time as well.

Fat Distribution

Where women have fat deposits around the legs and waist area – for childbearing reasons – men do not. This makes these zones prime growth areas for cellulite, because the tissue is soft and susceptible to cellulite growth.


It's widely known that a poor diet contributes to weight gain. As we eat foods rich in salt, fat, carbs, and low fiber, our bodies predisposition to building up cellulite ramps up, causing it to form in areas under our arms, in our waist, things, and around our legs and ankles. In addition to dietary issues, a lack of water is also of concern in creating undesired cellulite buildup. Cellulite is a combination of fat, toxins, and water, and by drinking enough water you flush those unwanted fats and toxins out of your system, and prevent cellulite in the process.


If you're sitting around a lot through the day, you're automatically promoting cellulite growth. The less mobile you are, the more irregular sleep patterns you have, and the more stress you have all contribute to cellulite growth. By clearing this stuff out of your life – by getting enough exercise, reducing the stress, and habitually sleeping longer, you'll promote a healthy body free of cellulite.

Source by Lynnae J Copen