Cellulite is a hypodermic fat accumulation where the connective tissue is distorted by fat. Fat is stored in the ‘chambers’ below the connective tissue, where the latter forms a sort of wall. When having excessive or irregular fat, an accumulation arises that is too big for this ‘chamber’. The fat will be pushed outside while these chambers pull the skin down, which causes the visible bumps on the skin. This can happen anywhere on the skin, but mainly on the hips, legs and bottom. Sometimes it shows on the belly and arms.
The hormone Oestrogen (women hormone) has a big influence on the formation of cellulite. This hormone is increased during puberty and pregnancy. Pregnancy cellulite, the one that comes during this period, will often disappear in the year after giving birth.
Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of, research shows that approximately 98% of all women have cellulite in some form. Depending on your body type and other causes this can be shown lightly or severe.
Note: cellulite is something else then cellulitis, which is an infection caused by a bacteria. This is spotted by redness and swelling.