What really is Cellulite? Well, the term cellulite refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks.
It is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men’s and women’s skin. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin, leading to the characteristic changes in appearance of the skin. Cellulite is not related to the condition cellulitis, which is a spreading bacterial infection or inflammation of the skin and tissues beneath.
What causes cellulite?
The dimpled appearance can be considered to be a normal variant – it is just one way that many perfectly normal human beings look. Heredity, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, and age can all influence the extent to which cellulite is present or visible. It is thought to occur due to shrinkage or shortening of the fibrous tissue cords that anchor the skin. Cellulite occurs in people of all races living all around the globe. Although female hormones may play a role in contributing to cellulite, it is not treatable by hormone therapy.
Get rid of cellulite with this Scrub recipe
500 ml glass jar (dip it in hot water to sterilise)
1 cup brown sugar
A cup grape seed oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup freshly ground coffee
10 drops essential oil of choice (you can use sweet almond or grapefruit)
Mix the brown sugar and coffee in the jar and pour the oils in over it. Then, add vanilla extract and stir well.
Apply a generous amount of the scrub to affected areas, preferably damp or wet skin. Massage into the skin in circular motion, then rinse off with warm water.
You could get a little water in the scrub as you scoop out. This greatly diminishes the shelf life because adding water into the mix allows bacteria to breed. So, it’s best to scoop the product out of the jar before you start the process. If you keep it dry, you can use it for at most six months.