Countless of women will have to deal with this at some point in their lives – an orange peel skin, officially called cellulite. Cellulite is a skin condition that also targets the connective tissue beneath the skin and causes ‘dimples’ in the skin. This involves a certain sticking of the subcutaneous connective tissue structure, which is reticular. In the openings of this reticular structure are cells in which fat can be deposited as a reserve. When cells thicken, water retention increases and toxins are stored, an uneven skin surface is the result.
An excessive production of the hormone estrogen also contributes to the swelling and multiplication of fat cells. Due to the surrounding blood circulation being blocked as a result of clamping the blood vessels, toxins can no longer be disposed of, which basically means the subcutaneous connective tissue becomes enclosed and the skin becomes less resilient.
When toxins can no longer be disposed of, the skin will as a result of this become less flexible. The skin will develop dimples, which are characterizing for the condition called cellulite. Cellulite mainly occurs in women, and especially on the thighs, buttocks, ankles, calves and upper arms.