Cellulite is easily detected because of its unusually distinct characteristics. The most frequently used descriptive phrase when describing soft cellulite is that the skin in the afflicted area resembles either the rippled texture of an orange peel or the lumpy texture of cottage cheese. Certainly, neither of these conditions are attractive nor are they normal.
Analysis and Diagnosis
If you suspect that you have cellulite, you can diagnose it yourself; easily and quickly. Go to a well-lighted area, preferably with a large mirror. Using the thumb and forefinger of either one or both hands, press or squeeze the flesh in one or more of the susceptible areas of your body. The pressure you apply to this area may cause a slightly painful sensation; a feeling not present in non-cellulite areas.
Another revealing cellulite test that you can use is to stand on your tiptoes in front of a mirror and look at the entire front thigh area. If you have a solid cellulite problem, your legs may appear firm and trim. A closer inspection reveals a dimpled, unsmooth quality beneath the surface. When heavy pressure is applied to this area with the pads of the fingers or your palms you may feel hard, fatty deposits just below the surface of the skin. Continue reading