Bee Informed: This post provides a literal overview of the origins of the word cellulite and what it means, from a biological perspective.
Where did the term “cellulite” come from?
The term cellulite originated in European spas and salons and they explain it as deposits of tiny fat globules on the buttocks and thighs.
What is cellulite, exactly?
Cellulite is a buildup of lumpy, thick, irregular fat deposits with an orange peel appearance.
Where does cellulite commonly appear on the body?
The most common areas are around the buttocks, hips, and thighs, and is not necessarily a factor of body weight.
Does having cellulite mean that I’m overweight?
Not necessarily. You do not have to be overweight or obese to have cellulite. Nevertheless, it is possible to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Is this a term that is accepted by the medical community?
Cellulite is not a medical term. However, medical professionals agree that it is a buildup of common fatty tissue.
How is cellulite formed?
The skin is connected by strands of fibrous tissues to deeper tissue layers, which separates the fat cell compartments. The increase in the size of fat cells is accompanied by a waffled appearance of the skin that results in the bulging of the fat cell compartments.
How can I get rid of cellulite?
Speeding up your metabolism and detoxification in the body will help in gradual elimination of cellulite. A healthy metabolism is capable of eradicating cellulite forever. The proper functioning of the liver is also necessary for detoxification.
A Note from the Queen: Certain herbal supplements and other products on the market are designed to help you speed up your metabolism and detoxify your body–but you should ALWAYS check with your personal physician or healthcare provider before taking ANY supplements!
How does that work?
A bio-ceramic additive reflects your body’s own infrared rays, which help to break down cellulite cells and revitalize tissue. Increased heat and molecular stimulation enhances the effectiveness of exercise, increases blood flow, and accelerates metabolism to burn more calories.
Women who are concerned about cellulite can take certain steps to reduce the appearance or eliminate it altogether.
What factors contribute to the reduction of cellulite?
- Eating a well balance diet that is low in fat will help to reduce and eliminate further progression.
- Exercise is also an important factor; if the body is toned, it results in good circulation, thus another step in reducing cellulite. In addition, drinking plenty of water has many health benefits and will aid in fighting cellulite.
- Genetics and hormones may also play a factor in whether you develop cellulite. While there is not much we can do about genetics and hormones, eating a healthy diet and exercise, along with the doctor-supervised consumption of herbal supplements, have proven to reduce and even avoid cellulite.