Cellulite is a subcutaneous layer of adipose tissue with characteristic depressions and nodules, the so-called "orange peel". A condition in which fat and toxins accumulate under the skin, resulting in a weakening of the connective tissue, which connects the skin to the muscles and the creation of a characteristic fold of the upper layer of the skin. This condition is especially characteristic of some parts of the body such as the upper arm, abdomen, buttocks and lower extremities. Cellulite is present in 90 percent of women, and mostly occurs after puberty, whether they are fat or thin. Unfortunately, due to wrong eating habits and lack of daily routine of eating meals and wrong sources of food with low physical activity, it is becoming more common in adults.

Hormones play an important role in the formation and formation of cellulite. Of all the hormones, estrogen is thought to play a key role in the development of cellulite, although there is no reliable clinical evidence for such claims. In addition to giving firmness and elasticity to the skin, they regulate blood and lymph circulation in the body, and promote the proliferation of adipose and connective tissue. Precisely because of estrogen, the incidence of cellulite in males, except in cases of deficiency of androgenic sex hormones, is drastically lower. However, in addition to estrogen, there are a number of hormones that promote the formation and development of cellulite, such as catecholamines (adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol), then insulin, prolactin and thyroid hormones. Causes of cellulite include changes in metabolism, physiology of malnutrition, changes in connective tissue structure, hormonal influences, genetic influences.

Symptoms of cellulite include wrinkled skin with small dimples, an increase in fat deposits around the hips and thighs and lower towards the knees, it can also affect the upper arms, and if it spreads to the knees the cause can be poor blood circulation.


- Try to move, walk and swim a lot
- Try to lose weight
- Avoid salty and spicy foods because salt has the ability to retain water, which is one of the main causes of cellulite
- Exercise regularly for at least half an hour each day
- Hot compresses with the addition of trine and flax seeds
- Avoid alcohol
- Spend some time in nature in the fresh air
- Massage with essential oils or ivy gel
- Caffeine massage suppresses cellulite
- Clay and cinnamon compresses
- Drink teas made of dandelion, nettle, artichoke, hawkweed and green tea against water retention
- Eat pineapple, black currant and chestnut
- Apply relaxation exercises and the autosuggestion method


Although the problem of cellulite is mostly cosmetic in nature, it is still not bad to sometimes seek the advice of a primary care physician or cosmetic surgeon about possible treatment.