Cellulite is defined as a fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs and buttocks. The fat, which is very close to the surface of the skin, pushes against connective tissues in the skin to cause a dimpled appearance, called peau d’orange in French (orange skin).
Anyone can develop cellulite – even babies, though, on babies it is considered cute. Cellulite is just fatty tissue, the same as ordinary fat. Fat cells in the body generally are a depository of toxins. Minimizing the intake of toxins, and employing frequent detoxification measures can benefit health and improve the appearance of cellulite.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the appearance of cellulite can be controlled by the following factors:
- Diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and fiber
- Plenty of fluids, especially water
- Balanced weight with no fluctuation
- Regular exercise
- No smoking
There are so many lotions and potions claiming to get rid of cellulite and firm tissue. One of the best ways to get rid of cellulite that I have personally experienced with great results is Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga, also known as Hot Yoga because it is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F with 40% humidity, reduced my cellulite significantly. The classes are about 90 minutes and include 26 postures plus two breathing exercises.