Skin Brushing And Other Remedies To Help Reduce Dreaded Cellulite
December 15, 2017 15:50 By Fabiosa
Cellulite, for many women, is the worst thing that can happen to their thighs, butt, and stomach, but the fact is that it's a natural process for the body. It reportedly affects 95% of women, even those who are very thin, but what actually is it?
What is cellulite?
It is simply a cosmetic problem caused by fat deposits that form underneath the skin, in the layer known as the subcutis. When fat tissue grows and the lateral walls thicken, they form these characteristic "dimples" that are generally more noticeable on the butt and thighs. There are different types: soft, hard, or sclera (popularly known as "orange peel").
What causes it?
There are a series of factors which can cause cellulite:
- Diet: Those who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, or salt are more at risk of developing more cellulite.
- Lifestyle: A sedentary lifestyle can also be the cause of orange peel skin. Not exercising regularly and standing or sitting still for a long time can be triggers.
- Hormones: Hormonal fluctuations and high estrogen levels trigger cellulite production in women. This can also be provoked by some contraception methods that contain this hormone.
- Genetics: Some people's genes make them predisposed to developing cellulite. Some genetic characteristics such as gender or a slow metabolism can influence this too.
And now for the most important question: How can it be eliminated?
The US National Health Service gives this main piece of advice:
If you're overweight, losing weight is the best way to treat cellulite.
However, there are a series of other available treatments for those who aren't overweight or would like to complement weight loss with another method.
1. Dry brushing the body.
Dry brushing your body helps to increase the lymphatic circulation. Lymphatic fluid supposedly contains white blood cells that collect bacteria, toxins, and other waste from our blood.
So, poor lymphatic circulation can cause cellulite, varicose veins, and a weakened immune system. If this proves to be accurate, it would mean that dry brushing the body is very beneficial for the health.
2. Natural hydration.
Toxins from beauty products that accumulate in the body can also cause the appearance of cellulite. Try to use natural options for skin care and hydration, such as coconut oil.
Not only is it recommended to apply coconut oil to the skin directly by rubbing, but also to ingest as food. This isn't as strange as it may seem, the oil can be used to cook with as an alternative to butter or other cooking oils.
It is thought that a vigorous massage helps to increase blood circulation, remove toxins, and reduce excess fluid from the areas most affected by cellulite. However, it has been reported that the positive results of this may only be short term.
Specifically, coffee-based exfoliants can be beneficial for reducing cellulite. Massages and exfoliation benefit the skin by stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation. Also, the caffeine in coffee has a firming effect.
Many women have cellulite. You're not alone and there's nothing to be embarrassed about! Even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, and Demi Lovato have talked about it. If you begin a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and try these natural remedies, your skin will definitely start to look smoother and softer.
Source: The Sun
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