Reducing cellulite is a matter of making simple lifestyle choices; becoming fitter by exercising more and adapting a healthy balanced diet
Exercise for cellulite
Expensive creams may promise miracles, but the only real cure for cellulite is by boosting our circulation.
Increasing our fitness levels with exercise will help in boosting our overall circulation, helping to clear cellulite.
If the cellulite is limited to specific areas, focus more exercise on such areas. For example, squats and lunges are great for toning the legs and buttocks. Yoga is also amazing for toning the skin, each Asana is designed to boost lymph and blood flow as well as improves muscle tone.
Diet to address cellulite problems
Nutrition, as with most other aspects, is an important part in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Processed refined foods, sugar, coffee and alcohol all increase toxin levels within our body which increases cellulite levels. Elimintaing such foods from our diets and increasing fresh fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamins and minerals and are a good source of anti-oxidants.
Preparing foods as naturally as possible is better and will have a good impact in the way our body looks. Example, steaming veggies is much better than frying them.
Water! This is the best thing you can do for both bodyily functions and looks. Drinking loads of water, at least 8 glasses a day helps flush out toxins, combats fluid retention, helps keeping skin hydrated, helps keeping organs healthy and in a good functional manner.
Treatments for cellulite
There are a number of treatments which you can do at home to help combat cellulite and have a better looking skin in general.
Dry Skin Brushing
This is one of the cheapest and most effective way to boost our lymphatic system and encourage the drainage of excess fluid from cellulite prone areas. Using a natural bristle brush will help in getting rid of dead skin cells as well as aiding blood flow and lymphatic system drainage. I have a full blog post dedicated on dry body brushing including a link to a video on the best way to do it.
Having a massage is a nice way to boost the lymphatic system and blood flow as well as improving skin tone. This can be done after dry body brushing and when done using aromatherapy oils you can include ones with properties specifically chosen to help cellulite reduction such as clary sage, black pepper and lemon oil.
Making your own detox bath is really easy, add 250-500g of Epsom Salts to a hot bath and soak in it for around 15 minutes. It is very important though to drink plenty of water afterwards (even during if necessary) as our body will continue to sweat and eliminate toxins.
This may sound unappealing, especially in winter, but cold water helps to tone the skin, boost immunity and re-energise the body. At the end of a nice warm shower, turn the tap to cold and try to remain under the cold water for a couple of minutes. This might take time to get used to, so start with a couple of second then work your way up to it. Think of jumping in a nice cool sea on a very warm day!
Standing under a cold shower for 5 minutes will shock our skin into detoxification
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