Cellulites are oftentimes the cause of embarrassment for women. Cellulite is a fat deposit which causes the skin to have a dimpled, lumpy look, similar to an orange peel. Cellulites are associated with loss of skin elasticity and slow down in blood flow or circulation in women aged after puberty. The build up of toxins in the body likewise causes the formation and development of cellulite.
There are many natural ways of managing and preventing cellulite formation.
Foremost is balanced diet. This is where we identify the foods which are supposed to be avoided. Processed and refined food, food rich in fat, food high in sugar content, saturated fat, caffeine, and alcohol should be avoided. Your diet should comprise more of the following, fresh fish, lean meat, low fat dairy, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water.
Exercise and cardio activities are natural ways to prevent cellulite formation. Running, walking, jogging, and other physical form of activity will be a lot of help in the management of cellulite
Dry skin brushing –find as long handled natural bristle brush so every part of your body can be reached, use firm circular strokes to brush the whole body before you take a shower, always work towards the direction of the heart because it is where the lymph nodes flow, after showering cover your skin with coconut oil, do this everyday. Make it a regular habit.
Coffee Scrubs – coffee can improve blood flow when rubbed topical. Make use of your used coffee ground, use it before shower rather than throw it away. Massage legs and cellulite area with the coffee grounds after you have dry brushed yourself and before taking the shower.
Olive and juniper oils – add one drop of juniper essential oil to every 2 tablespoons of olive oil, massage into skin affected by cellulites in circular motion, do this several times per week preferably in the morning after your exercise.
Lemon juice and cayenne pepper- drink it 3 times a day
Wear loose fitting clothes and underwear – tight fitting clothes impair the flow of circulation thus encouraging cellulite formation, use thongs, loose underwear or you may even go without wearing an underwear if you feel comfortable in it, tight fitting clothes constrict the blood flow
Drink more water – the fatty tissues and toxins that encourages cellulite formation can be flushed out of the body by drinking more water. When you drink more water, you will get rid of cellulite causing toxins that push up to your skin and causes this dimpled and lumpy look called cellulite.
Green tea –drink at least one cup of green tea in the morning because it has anti oxidants that help get rid of toxin that contributes to cellulite, this will detoxify your system
Basil oil – it contains vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin A which are skin strengthening vitamins, it has also anti oxidant properties like polyphenols and flavonoids. Massage the oil into the areas where the cellulites are present
Ginger – it has anti oxidant and toning properties, improves circulation of oxygen in your body. Massage the ginger paste in the areas where cellulites are visible or you may drink the ginger juice everyday, lace it with lemon for taste.
There are so many natural ways of managing cellulite, let us just decide on what will be best and will be most suited for us.