The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits stored in chamber–like structures in the lower layers of the skin. When fat cells swell, typically due to fluctuations in women’s hormones, circulation is cut off resulting in inflammation. Inflammation destroys collagen and elastin fibers, the skin’s connective tissue. When the skin’s structure is weak, these lumpy, bumpy fat pockets protrude, making cellulite more visible.
Topical cellulite products that protect the skin’s connective tissue, like CelluliteRx LipoTherm Contour Cream, formulated with niacin, a natural vasodilator, stimulate lymphatic detoxification. Flushing away cellular toxins reduces inflammation. Another favorable benefit topical cellulite products can offer to improve skin structure health is to infuse the skin with peptides. Peptides, the protein building blocks of collagen, help to firm and tighten the skin. When the skin is firmer, cellulite is not as noticeable. Look for products like CelluliteRx LipoLift Firming Lotion, formulated with the advanced ultra–pure peptides infused with botanicals like millet seed and pomegranate that act to protect collagen with powerful antioxidants.