19 May 2016
The pockets of fat that gathers under the skin and gives it a dimpled appearance is what is known as cellulite, and many women (researchers say as many as 80% of women above the age of 20) are plagued with this skin condition.
It is more commonly seen on women than men because of factors such as the nature of the male skin in difference to female skin and hormones, and it is most typically found in the thigh and buttock areas. Cellulite forms as a result of toxins that gather in the fat deposits of the skin.
The key to getting rid of cellulite is targeting means of flushing the body free from those toxins. This can only be done by a change of lifestyle; eating healthy, being healthy and taking better care of one’s body.
The following ways are helpful tips to getting rid of cellulite:
– Dry skin brushing
It helps reduce the flow of harmful toxins, rejuvenates the skin and helps eliminate the toxins from the fat deposits under the skin. Use a long handled natural bristled brush before showering and brush the skin with firm small, circular movements. It is best done twice a day, and movements should be towards the heart for better lymphatic flow.
– Eat healthy and balanced diet
Eat a healthy diet that maximizes proteins and healthy fats and reduces sugar. Fresh fruits and vegetables flood the body with enough alkaline to flush out the toxins.
– Stay well hydrated
Drink lots of water especially early in the morning as the first thing you consume. Water is generally good for the skin and dehydrated skin can look dry and lumpy. Staying hydrated will keep the skin looking fresh and smooth.
Do cardio. Lift weights; muscle tone hardens the skin’s appearance. Exercise not only helps relieve stress but flushes out toxins from the body through sweat. Having an active lifestyle helps everything including getting rid of cellulite. After working up a sweat from exercising, apply the oils to the affected area. The increased blood flow following exercise will help the oils to be absorbed better into the skin. Include kettle-bells in your exercise routine as it is a good way to build muscle and burn fat, both of which prevent the occurrence of cellulite.
– Reduce salt intake
Refined salt (Table salt) has too much toxins that can be harmful to the body. Swap it for Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Crystal Salt instead.
Massaging the affected area with natural oils like olive oil and juniper oil helps remove cellulite drastically. The juniper oil is invigorating and ensure to massage towards the heart for increased blood and lymphatic flow.
– Avoid thinning creams
The use of thinning creams can in turn aggravate the appearance of cellulite instead of reduce it because the creams make the skin lighter and more sensitive thereby increasing the appearance. You might want to check with your dermatologist first if the cream was prescribed, but it is advisable to do away with them altogether.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
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