Cellulite Wllal i1 cel/ulile! Cellulite is caused by the overloading of fat storage compartments beneath the skin. As the compartments become overfull they bulge, compressing the blood and lymph vessels that run between them. The blood vessels bring nutrition to the cells while the lymph system removes waste products and maintains fluid exchange. With both unable to function normally, stagnation is set up in the cells and they become undernourished and steeped in excess fluids and toxins. This is a vicious circle since the more distended the cells become the more compressed and less able is the circulation to relieve pressure by removing fluids.