Cellulite is the result of fat cells underneath the skin pushing upwards on its surface layer. As these fat cells accumulate and push skin upwards, the connective fibres that attach the skin to the underlying muscles pull down, causing the skin to buckle and dimple.
The fat cells and connective tissue in the dermatological layer of women sit vertically, whereas in men they sit in a criss-cross structure, which is perhaps one of the reasons why women are more likely to show signs of cellulite than men. Women’s fat is also typically distributed in the thighs, hips and bottom, common areas for cellulite.
Knowing how do you get cellulite and what causes it can be helpful when understanding how to get rid of it.