Why do I have cellulite on my butt, thighs, and stomach?

Heather Campbell
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Why do I have cellulite on my butt, thighs, and stomach? It can be disturbing when we see cellulite on our hips, buttocks, and thighs in the mirror.

Why do I have cellulite on my butt, thighs and stomach?However, the fact is that cellulite is a part of our lives, unless you are a model on the cover of a magazine!

But why does it appear? Is it possible to get rid of it?

Cellulite is a natural phenomenon, mostly occurring in women where fat penetrates into the connective tissue between the skin’s surface and the fat layer and becomes visible on the skin. This is a process that occurs naturally due to several factors such as hormonal changes as women grow older.

Read on to learn more about the causes of cellulite and what you can do about this orange-peel skin.

Why do I have cellulite on my butt thighs and stomach? What is the cause?

Cellulite affects almost all women. In fact, cellulite is as much a female characteristic as breasts or wide hips.

Cellulite is a biological and natural process

Cellulite is a biological process that is 100% natural, like stretch marks or wrinkles.

When women reach puberty, our estrogen levels increase, and we begin to store fat on our hips, thighs and belly, which forms a layer under the skin’s surface.

As soon as the fat penetrates the connective tissue between the skin surface and the fat layer, it becomes visible on the skin.

Depending on the strength of the connective tissue, fat can be more or less visible on the skin, causing the so-called orange-peel skin or cellulite.

Cellulite formation is not at all related to your weight or BMI. Instead, it is present in thin women, overweight women, and every imaginable body type.

Cellulite can also affect men, but it is mostly women who have it. This is because of men’s connective tissues, which have a different structure to those of women, protecting the fat under the skin more effectively.

Hormonal changes also contribute to cellulite

Hormonal changes can also contribute to the formation of cellulite. When our estrogen level decreases, the blood flow to the connective tissue also decreases, making the tissue weaker.

Our estrogen levels decrease as we approach menopause, so an increase in cellulite is a natural and biological part of the aging process and nothing to worry about.

What can we do about cellulite?

There are plenty of products that boast of their anti-cellulite effects, but very few have been proven over the long term, and the same goes for anti-cellulite massages.

These solutions may temporarily help your body move the fat layer deeper under the connective tissue, reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Still, eventually the fat often returns to its original place if it not done regularly in combination with a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise.

Stimulate collagen production

For real anti-cellulite action, you can use products that stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the main component of ligaments, skin and muscles.

By stimulating collagen synthesis, the connective tissue between the skin’s surface and the fat layer will be strengthened, reducing the appearance of cellulite.

And stimulating the production of collagen is also known for its anti-aging effect!

Take care of your skin

One of the best things you can do to reduce the appearance of cellulite is simply to take care of your body and your skin.

Eat a balanced diet rich in collagen boosters such as dark green vegetables, almonds, berries, avocados, carrots, pumpkin seeds, and tomatoes.

Working out won’t hurt either, targeting the inner thigh muscles and the glutes.

Why do I have cellulite on my butt thighs and stomach? Conclusion

Cellulite is a part of our lives and there is nothing to be ashamed about.

It’s totally natural and you’re not alone.

There are a few ways to control the appearance of cellulite but the best advice we can give you is to accept yourself as you are.

If you’re adamant to do all you can to fight cellulite, you can try regular anti-cellulite treatments such as massages, but be sure to combine these with a healthy and balanced diet rich in collagen boosters and regular physical exercise.

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About Heather Campbell

As a nutritionist, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More