Cellulite describes dimpling of skin, caused by the protrusion of subcutaneous fat into the dermis creating an undulating dermal-subcutaneous fat junction adipose tissue. Between 85% and 98% of post-pubescent females display some degree of cellulite. It is prevalent in women of all races but is more common in Caucasian females than in Asian females.
Cellulite is nothing more than regular old body fat. The reason it has a rippled appearance is that it’s compartmentalized by connective tissue in the deep layers of the skin. The more fat you have between compartments, the more it will bulge and take on a dimpled appearance. So, by losing fat–ideally through a combination of exercise and improved eating habits–you can reduce the dimples.