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Test Your Cellulite Smarts

Test Your Cellulite Smarts

by Camille Noe Pagán

Take this quickie quiz to see what you really know about cellulite — and to find out how to treat the lumpy, dimpled flesh that plagues most of the female population.

What is cellulite? 
1 of 7 questions

Option A

The same thing as stretch marks

Option B

Pockets of fat that have come through fibrous tissue bands

Option C

Tiny cysts that form when you have too much sugar or caffeine

Option D

Excess pools of lard, usually from gaining too much weight

What's believed to be its main cause? 
2 of 7 questions

Option A

PMS

Option B

Yo-yo dieting

Option C

Genetics

Option D

Pregnancy

Skinny women are far less likely to have cellulite.  
3 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

If you want to temporarily reduce that "cottage cheese" look, which of these pricey options should you consider? 
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Endotherapy, a treatment that massages and/or suctions the skin

Option B

Liposuction, a process that permanently removes excess fat cells

Option C

Mesotherapy, a method that injects "fat-dissolving" substances under the skin

Option D

European anti-cellulite creams often found at spas

Exercising regularly and eating healthfully can get rid of cellulite. 
5 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Which of the following groups does not develop cellulite? 
6 of 7 questions

Option A

Teenagers

Option B

Men

Option C

Hollywood actresses

Option D

Women with really good genes

Which of the following will not help your thighs and butt look better in a bathing suit? 
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Weight-training, especially exercises that target your backside

Option B

Drinking a lot of water and fluids to stay hydrated

Option C

Applying self-tanner, particularly if you're pale

Option D

Clenching your muscles to create a "tight" look