Almost all women, even those who are still in their puberty stage, already know about cellulite; however, its real meaning is usually misunderstood. Most of the people use the term “cellulite” to refer to the ugly plump figure.

It is also often used to refer to the extra fat in the thigh and the belly.

It is a common misconception that only overweight and obese women develop cellulite. In fact, even young and slim women can develop cellulite. It has been proven that cellulite is caused by hormones because there was a high correlation between hormonal change and the appearance of cellulite. Hormonal change occurs during the puberty stage, pregnancy, up to the menopausal stage. Inadequate water intake, poor diet, and lack of exercise may aggravate the condition.

Presently, there aren’t any scientific studies published or reported about the effective treatment of cellulite. However, many products and therapies that claim to fight cellulite continue to flood the beauty and aesthetic industry. Even without medical prescription, different anti-cellulite products such as anti-cellulite cream, cellulite lotion, as well as cellulite potion are selling like pancakes. Cellulite massages treatments, such as deep massaging going to be much more popular, as it can also be used to improve the blood circulation around the problem areas.

Most people believe that anti-cellulite products will fight or control cellulite. However, cellulite products are topically applied to repair the texture of the damaged skin. These products actually do not have lasting effect. Moreover, they also require constant application to yield positive results. Most anti-cellulite products contain aminophylline. This substance is said to have the ability to reduce the dimpling and lumping of the skin, since it passes through the skin’s cell membrane and it is absorbed by the bloodstream for the conversion of fat cells into fatty acids. Cellulite lotion contains aminophylline as the primary ingredient must not be exposed to heat and must be consumed quickly, whereas Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and retinol in cellulite creams and lotions are the ones responsible for repairing and improving the texture of the skin damaged by cellulite.

Retinoids may also be an ingredient of anti-cellulite products. Products with this ingredient should be used at night because light has the tendency to destroy Retinol. The effectiveness of Retinols to remove or get rid of cellulite is still not proven, but one thing is sure, Retinol can improve the skin circulation and the texture of the skin. There are also some anti-cellulite products that contain herbs and caffeine. Herbal products in anti-cellulite products are also getting popular these days.

In the end, any woman with cellulite will realize that preventing cellulites is better that treating it. There are some things that an individual can do to prevent the appearance of ugly cellulite. Keep in this in mind – healthy lifestyle is the best prevention you can do.