Cellulite is simply a term that describes the appearance of bumpy looking fat on the body. It is not an actual disease, but it is a condition of bulging fat cells and other coexisting factors that result in the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is actually a fancy name for collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person’s skin, which causes the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy. 95% of post adolescent women go on to develop although it is very hardly ever seen in men. Underneath the dermis and epidermis are three specific layers of fat. Cellulite tends to develop in the subcutaneous fat layers. This layer of fat is unique in its structure compared to the other layers because its fatty parts are structured into specific chambers by strands of linked tissue around it. The exact cause of cellulite is unknown but there are a number of theories. Lifestyle factors can also lead to the appearance of cellulite. These include lack of exercise, aging, smoking, alcohol consumption, food additives, chemical preservatives and sugar.