Most of us have been there, done that and got the t-shirt. And by this I don’t mean an out-of-this world adventure; I mean cellulite. To help you manage your cellulite, this month we are talking to our Skin Treatments and Medical Aesthetician expert about this skin disorder.
According to our experts, cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks, abdomen and thighs (lower pelvic region), and usually occurs after puberty. Cellulite is also known by other fancy names as cottage cheese thighs, orange peel skin and hail damage.
No one likes cellulite regardless of its many names and to make your day brighter, we have some good news about it; cellulite can be reduced. If you follow the below tips on how to manage cellulite, you will certainly end up with your “problematic” areas looking less “lumpy or hail damaged”.
Here is how you can reduce the appearance of Cellulite?
- Eat Clean
When it comes to eating clean, fresh fruits and vegetables should make up the bulk of your diet. This is because they are all alkaline forming foods, which means they leave alkaline ash in the body. By increasing fresh produce in your diet, you will be helping your body remove all the toxicity which leads to cellulite and many other disorders. And by not bulking up your diet with veggies and fruits, you will be holding the toxic waste within your body, hence having the opposite side effect, which is bad for your body. One way you can gradually minimize cellulite by eating clean is by introducing the fresh produce through fresh juicing.
- Hydrate yourself
Keeping yourself well hydrated will also minimize cellulite. By drinking the recommended amount of water will surely flush out the toxins out of your body. This is because water is essential to life and it is also essential to reducing and preventing further cellulite formation.
To make things easier, make sure you have a glass water every morning after waking up. If you don’t like your water straight up, you can add some lemon juice, lemon slices, cucumber slices to make it more drinkable and refreshing.
To add on to the hydration, you can incorporate herbal tea as well. While you are doing this, try to replace your usual cuppa or java with the herbal drinks. If you cannot do thisand you feel you need your coffee, this will call for extra water to help counter the hydrating and acidity effects of caffeine.
- Swap your salt.
Swap your refined salt (table salt) for sea salt or crystal salt. Refined salt is extremely acidic and drains minerals from your body. The normal table salt is also highly dehydrating and only adds to the accumulation of toxicity in your body.
Crystal and sea salt however are alkaline, packed with beneficial minerals and have a way of giving to the body rather than taking from it.
- Skin brushing and massage
Stimulating the lymphatic system (the lymph sits just underneath the surface of your skin) through dry bristle skin brushing and massage helps toxins to be circulated into the elimination channels for release.
Using a skin brush in small circular movements over your thighs, butt and other areas with cellulite for a few minutes a few times per week will help to break down the fatty deposits that cause the dimpled appearance.
When you do sweaty exercises you are not only helping relieve your stress, but you are also expelling toxins through your skin. This is another avenue of toxin elimination that is best not ignored if you want to decrease the appearance of cellulite.
It will also help to improve the overall appearance of your body by tightening and toning so that even if your cellulite is there, people will be focusing more on your abs than the orange pill look.