Most of us have it – cellulite! Cellulite is fat deposits just beneath the skin. Therefore, it can be seen lumpy on the lower body such as thighs, hips, buttocks but also on the stomach. The reason why we have cellulite varies a lot. It can appear on our body as a result of age, hormones, genetic reasons, poor diet and lifestyle choices. Unfortunately, some get more cellulite than others, still, it is possible to reduce cellulite and create a smoother appearance of your skin! Cellulite isn’t harmful and is actually REALLY NORMAL, however it can affect our confidence, especially when spending time at the beach or wearing particular clothes. Here are some of our tips to reduce the appearance of cellulite and more importantly some beautiful practices to include in your ‘self care’ routine:
Ways To Reduce Cellulite:
When we exercise and sweat, we also remove toxins through the skin. This is great for blood circulation and reducing cellulite. Try high-intensity exercises such as running, skipping, HIIT training, boxing.. etc and also low-intensity exercises such as yoga or walking are highly effective. The more you move, the more you increase your circulative system and body temperature. This helps transport nutrients to required places and soften fats to be metabolised and eliminated by higher body temperature.
Look after your lymphatic system by nourish your body and providing a clean healthy diet. The best way to reduce cellulite is eating high fibre foods and lots of cleansing greens. Avoid unhealthy processed foods, excess salt and instead eat more fresh vegetables & fruits. Keep it simple and fresh! Juicing is a great method to get fresh nutrients straight to the blood stream!
Water is essential to reducing and preventing cellulite. Drink lots of pure, filtered water to keep toxins flushing through the body. Water should be your number one drink. You can try adding lemon juice or fruit slices for flavour. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day and avoid too much coffee, sugary beverages and alcohol.
Instead of using refined table salt on your food, swap to Himalayan crystal salt. Refined salt is highly dehydrating and basically invites cellulite to your body. Himalayan salt is packed full of beneficial minerals.
Removing toxins out of the skin
Stimulate the lymphatic system through dry body brushing, infrared sauna and body scrub. Skin brushing can target areas of cellulite and help to eliminate toxins out of the body. Using a dry body brush for a few minutes, a few times per week will help to reduce cellulite and get smoother skin. You can try using a coffee scrub to massage your problem areas. The caffeine in the coffee has a tightening & cellulite reducing effect. Infrared saunas makes fat deposits soft at high temperatures + a wonderful reason to sit in stillness for 20 minutes. These are also all great ways to promote blood flow.
The appearance of glowing healthy skin
Body oils and moisturisers make your skin glow and appear healthy. Moisturised skin always looks better than dry skin. Natural options such as coconut oil works really well as a moisturiser. A layer of tan always helps to hide cellulite and make your skin appear healthy and smooth. Nowadays there are lots of natural fake tans to choose from!
If you have not tried pre -detoxing this is also a great way to nourish your body!
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