By Amy Zimmer
By now, it is common knowledge that you do not have to be overweight to have cellulite. According to the scientific community at least 90 percent of women have cellulite, though some dermatologists would argue that it is closer to 100 percent. In a world that craves perfection down to the smallest detail, cellulite seems to be one issue that challenges women of all ages and sizes.
While the causes of cellulite are not well understood, there are a number of proven factors:
- Excess fatty tissue
- Natural aging of the skin
- Hormonal factors
Unfortunately, there is not a magic eraser, but there are treatments to reduce cellulite and smooth what is often referred to as “orange-peel skin.” From manual treatments dating back to the 1930’s to modern-day space suits taking over Europe, there are treatments for all budgets and severity. Professional treatments generally require more than one session, so it is a good idea to find what works for you and make it a part of your yearly beauty regimen. Regardless of which treatment you choose,consistency and a healthy lifestyle will keep the dimples in the distance.