Searches for “how to get rid of cellulite” have increased by over 170% in the last 12 months. Wow. With the pandemic challenging us mentally and physically for a year and a half (the start of home workouts wasn’t good news for everyone), we’re obviously not feeling our best at the moment.

With that in mind, we need to make a few things clear at the outset. First, having cellulite is normal. It is congenital and can affect people of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders.

Second, having cellulite does not make you any more or less valuable than the next person. Cellulite is a physical phenomenon, and it (or its absence) should never be taken as a sign of goodness or moral superiority.

Finally, and most importantly, cellulite is not a true indicator of your health. We’ll get into more of the science behind it later, but just know that you can be the healthiest version of yourself and still have cellulite.

Here’s everything you need to know…

However, with over 90% of women reporting cellulite (usually around the buttocks and thighs), we know it’s something that affects your confidence.

To find out all things cellulite, we enlisted Dr. Justin Hextall, Consultant Dermatologist at The Harley Medical Group, and Dr. Rekha Taylor, MD and Esthetician at The Health & Beauty Center, to answer your cellulite questions.

Read on for their expert opinions, plus our edit of the best soothing, skin-loving products.

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