Have you noticed a dimpled, lumpy appearance on your body lately?
If so, this is likely “cellulite” -where fat deposits push and distort connective tissue beneath the skin.
It usually affects your thighs, hips & buttocks but can be on other areas of the body also.
Unfortunately, the odds are that you will likely experience cellulite at some point. Research has shown that between 80 and 90 percent of women may experience cellulite at some time in their lives.
There are many theories about what causes the dimpled, orange peel effect on the skin including hormones, diet, lifestyle and genetics but there is nothing absolute. And it’s not only a problem for those carrying access weight as many thin women complain of having cellulite as well.
The great news is that there are several natural & easy lifestyle practices that can help rid of unwanted cellulite and improve the overall appearance of the affected areas. Here are a few “tried & tested” natural remedies you can try today:-
In addition to sloughing away dry skin to leave a smooth complexion, dry brushing aids circulation and stimulates your lymphatic system to release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. A few times a week brush your skin with a naturally bristled brush before you have a shower. Brush in gentle, circular movements towards the heart starting at your feet and working your way up.
Using a body scrub on cellulite affected area improves circulation and detoxes the skin. So how does a scrub differ to dry brushing? Well a body scrub has the advantage of providing a deeper cleanse and the oils in the product add moisture to the skin. Dead skin cells are also easier to remove when softened by warm water.
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Your body stores toxins in your fat to help minimize how much toxicity your vital organs are exposed to. This is why a skinny person with an unhealthy lifestyle can be in more danger of symptoms and sickness than a person who is slightly overweight and has an unhealthy lifestyle.
They have the extra bit of fat for the body to store toxins in so that the precious vital organs and body functions are less compromised by exposure to those extra toxins. The dimples and pockets of your cellulite are also storing toxins.
Adding toxins back to the skin in the form of chemical-laden beauty products wont help cellulite or your heealth! If you haven’t already, try using natural options for skin. You can download our free eguide on “21 Common Toxins in Everyday Personal Care Products you should Avoid” here.
Stay hydrated by drinking a healthy amount of water will help to keep your connective tissue strong and supple, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite. Hydrate from the outside aswell with a body lotion or butter to hydrate, protect and firm the skin.
Our Lilly Pilly Body Butter is a beautiful rich blend of certified organic Lilly Pilly & Kakadu Plum extracts & coconut & olive fruit oils, enlivens even the driest of skins.
Lilly Pilly is a wonder berry, bursting with Vitamin C goodness & fruit acids which firm the skin leaving it looking & feeling more youthful.
Eat Mindfully & Healthily
Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, salty and sugary or processed foods. Instead reach for fresh vegeies, good protein, wholegrains & raw foods. Following a well-balanced diet helps to maintain a healthy level of fat cells in your body and reduces inflammation. There is some evidence that consuming enough Omega-3 fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins will help reduce cellulite over time.
Regular exercise will help to strengthen your muscles and skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Weight training is a very effective way to build muscle and burn fat which helps minimise the appearance of cellulite. If you are at the gym, try some kettlebells. They are great for thighs & buttocks and they increase blood flow to these areas which can help remove cellulite.
Have you any other tips for treating cellulite naturally?