Itís in a rather unmentionable place, and itís rather unsightly, so you donít see it mentioned very often, but cellulite is no joking matter. Actually, I consider everything a joking matter, but cellulite is really a pain Ė especially because there just isnít much you can do about it.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the bumpy skin on your rear end and thighs. It looks like bumpy fat under the skin giving you ridges and lumps in areas that should be sleek and smooth in a swimsuit. If youíre not sure if you have cellulite, grab a mirror and turn around. Any dimples or dips are signs of cellulite. You can even pinch a handful of skin on your leg or hip. If the skin puckers a big, you have it, even if you canít really see it.
There are plenty of products telling you that you can zap cellulite by smearing on a cream or rubbing in a lotion, but cellulite is hard to get rid of because it is not really fat Ė those lumps and bumps are just the way fat is stored on that part of your body.
How Cellulite Develops
When girls enter puberty there are plenty of changes, and the skin and fat connections are one of them. A womanís skin layers are connected with tissues that form a kind of honeycomb right beneath the surface. Her skin is also full of fat Ė even those of you who are terrifically in shape still have plenty of fat. Fat is what makes womenís skin and bodyís softer and smoother than menís. It also has plenty of important functions within the body.
But when the normal fat in your body starts to push up through that honeycomb of connections, you see it show up as lumps right under the surface. No cream is going to fix the way your skin is put together.
Getting Rid of Cellulite
The only proven way to reduce cellulite is to reduce the amount of fat that is under your skin. This means you must do two things Ė lots and lots of exercise to build muscle as you need muscle to burn off fat and a diet to lose weight overall.
Most girls donít need to worry about cellulite now, though. Stay active and eat a healthy diet. Your body is still growing and changing, and focusing on staying healthy and fit will go a long way in fighting off any number of negative changes. But if you like to feel like youíre trying at least, include resistance training such as squats and lunges in your work-out and cut out the junk food in your diet. Drink more water and move by running, walking, climbing stairs or swimming Ė all of which use the lower body a great deal.
But even if youíre able to lose weight, you might not lose all of the cellulite. Itís simply a part of life for eighty percent of the women in the world. If you want to have curves, you might just have a little cellulite to go along with it.
"So what: I have a little cellulite. What curvy girl doesn't!?Ē ~ Kim Kardashian