Cellulite is scientifically called gynoid lipodystrophy, and it is an esthetic disorder that occurs almost exclusively in women. The accumulation of fat and fibrous tissue compress the vascular and lymph systems impairing the microcirculation. This process can be originated by hormonal factors (fluid retention), genetic factors and poor diet (diet rich in fat, sugar and salt; lack of water intake) and sedentary life. It is not surprising that many thin people have cellulite. The cellulite diagnosis is divided into grades:
– Grade 1: Without skin dimpling or nodularity when standing or laying down, but when pinching the region some mild dimpling appears.
– Grade 2: Without skin dimpling or nodularity when standing or laying down, but when pinching the region dimpling appears as well as some unevenness.
– Grade 3: Dimpling, unevenness, and nodularity appear spontaneously when standing, but not laying down.
– Grade 4: Dimpling, unevenness, and nodularity appear even when laying down. Leg pain and swelling.
To lessen the cellulite aspect on the skin, it is necessary to use procedures that mobilize the lymph system, activate blood circulation, decrease fat cell size and eliminate fibrosis responsible for the dimples. Most of all, to include some physical activity in your routine, drink plenty of water and have a balanced diet.