10 Things No One Ever Tells You About: Cellulite

By 17 January 2017

Young woman cheking if she got cellulite on her legs.

Whether you’re dealing with cellulite or you’re constantly trying to prevent it from happening, there are a few things that every woman should know about cellulite, but no one bothers to tell you. Between misconceptions and myths, there’s a lot of bad information to weed out, and a ton of great information to learn about. Below, we’ve outlined 10 things no one ever tells you about cellulite.

1. All Women Can Get It: Cellulite is more prominent in women than it is in men, but other factors go into why it crops up. These include poor diet, fad dieting, a slow metabolism, lack of physical activity, hormone changes, dehydration, total body fat, thickness of your skin and more.

2. It Doesn’t Mean You’re Overweight: Cellulite does not automatically mean that you are overweight. Because cellulite can be caused by a myriad of issues that have nothing to do with your weight, having cellulite is not synonymous with being overweight.

3. There’s Not Just One Type: When it comes to cellulite, it’s not all created equally. Adipose cellulite is the firm cellulite (or what looks like an orange peel effect on loose skin), Oedematous cellulite is caused by fluid retention (which looks like soft cellulite often on loose skin), and Fibrotic cellulite is hard, compact cellulite.

4. It’s Hereditary: Often times, someone in your family is also dealing with cellulite and has passed it down to you. Unfortunately, regardless of how much you work out or try to get rid of cellulite, if it’s hereditary, you’ll likely experience it.

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