Did you know that about 90% of women suffer from cellulite? It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but we’re sure many of you are concerned about it.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite, also known as “orange peel,” is a “dimple” in the skin. It is caused by “pockets” of subcutaneous fat that are structured and elastic with cords of fibrous connective tissue. Subcutaneous fat is not bad in and of itself, as it is essential to the body’s healthy functioning, but when it forms cellulite, many people are not very happy with it.
First things first: Cellulite is a very common, natural and harmless phenomenon, especially on the buttocks and legs. However, not everyone embraces it, so if you want to get rid of it, here are some natural tips you could put into practice.
Homemade algae masks and scrubs are an inexpensive way to combat cellulite. It contains natural exfoliants that stimulate circulation, flush out toxins, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Algae powder is an excellent base for a homemade scrub, and it can be mixed with clay, lime juice, and honey for a moisturizing effect.
For an algae cellulite buster, mix the following and apply to the areas where cellulite is concerned (do this before showering and apply a nice cream after showering):
3 tablespoons of ground algae or seaweed
1/4 cup of sea salt
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 drop of essential oil
Exercise leads to fat loss and less fat filling the subcutaneous fat pockets. Excess body fat can cause cellulite, but losing weight does not automatically reduce cellulite. Rapid weight loss can also lead to sagging skin. To lose excess fat, strength training such as squats and weight lifting is effective. If you do 20 minutes of resistance training 3 to 5 times a week, you will already feel the difference.
Cook With Tomato Paste
Tomato paste contains more lycopene than natural tomatoes, and this stuff reduces the damage caused by UV rays and prevents the breakdown of collagen. The collagen in your skin keeps the top layer of your skin clean and thick and protects the fat cells underneath. As a result, your orange peel skin will be less noticeable.
Poor circulation contributes to severe cellulite, so dry brushing is a good idea if you spend most of your day in an office chair or your car. This kind of massage for cellulite promotes blood circulation and stimulates the lymphatic drainage system. Pick up a massage brush and massage starting from the ankles. Brush from the legs, thighs, and buttocks towards the heart for at least five minutes.
Estrogen and collagen are both essential for connective tissue, so it is vital to maintain them well in the body. This can be achieved by eating flaxseeds. You can add them to yogurt, make smoothies, or enjoy them on the go.
Creams, Oils, and Gels
Some creams and gels can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, especially those that contain caffeine. This will help stimulate blood flow to the skin and remove stagnant water. Vitamin A also helps the skin to recover. Cellulite oil supports the skin’s metabolism and moisturizing effect, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, remember that creams, gels, and oils can only improve cellulite on the surface.
Eat a well-balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats so that your liver and kidneys can work optimally. A healthy diet also keeps the amount of subcutaneous fat proportional to your height and body type. Avoid trans fats and added sugars. You should also avoid products with added salt, such as prepared foods, snack foods, some cheeses, and meat products, as salt retains water and makes cellulite more visible.
Do you have any other natural remedies to get rid of cellulites? Share it with us in the comments below!