The exact cause of cellulite is unknown. It’s a tricky condition that happens to heavy and lean women more so than men because a women’s fat cells and connective tissue lies vertically whereas men have a cross-cross structure. Scientists believe it is caused by weakness in the superficial fascia and the interaction between the skin, fat cells, and fibrous bands that connect the skin to underlying muscle. Over time, underlying fat cells accumulate extra nutrients from nearby arteries, causing them to grow and expand. As these fat cells become increasingly plump, they push upwards towards the cutaneous part of the skin which ultimately creates an uneven or dimpled appearance otherwise referred to as “cottage cheese”, “orange peel” or “hail damaged” skin.