Pinterest A person is most likely to find cellulite near their thighs or butt or around their breasts and arms. It is, at the most basic level, fat that sits under the skin and pushes on connective tissue, making the skin dimple. While it's not totally clear what causes it, weight gain and pregnancy may make it more pronounced , even though people of all weights have it. Dimpled skin is a natural feature, and yet all too often we shame people — particularly women — for having it. While there are ways to try and minimize the appearance of cellulite, there's another option: celebration, or at least acceptance, of cellulite. Allure took a closer look at six women's relationships with their cellulite, asking them how their perspectives on it have changed over time and how they've handled their body image challenges.
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Read more about the series here. Cottage cheese, orange peel, hail damage. By any other name, cellulite may still throw the perfectly sane into a tizzy as winter pants and coats are doffed for more revealing spring and summer styles. This cultural anxiety has meant big bucks for some beauty product—makers and medical practitioners alike. A barrage of products and procedures promise to seek out and destroy the lumpy fat on thighs, bottoms, arms and tummies , but a miracle cellulite assassin has still yet to be uncovered.
Cellulite is also known as orange-peel skin due to its appearance and affects 80 to 90 percent of women. Cellulite is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin. Common names for cellulite are orange-peel skin, cottage-cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon.
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