Cellulite is a common problem both in women and men. It is subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin in thigh and buttock region. Sometimes you will notice it even on arms. It causes lumpy, dimpled flesh in these areas. Those who wants to wear certain dresses that reveals skin, will hesitate to wear such dresses.
People experience cellulite accumulation at different levels in once lifetime. If the accumulation is too much, it is highly noticeable on the surface. Reasons for cellulite accumulation are – it could be due to lifestyle, due to age or could be hereditary. Most time it is because of our lifestyle and eating habits.
- Slowing metabolism: Slow metabolism increases the of cellulite.
- Not drinking enough water: Dehydrated skin shows cellulite more
- Not physically active: Not exercising or not doing physical work, makes cellulite presence more obvious.
- Age factor: Hormonal change affects cellulite production, and it increases cellulite.
- Total Body fat: Increase in total body fat, eating fatty foods increases risk of cellulite accumulation.
It is not difficult to control and get rid of cellulite from the body. There are simple remedies one can practice reducing cellulite or to make cellulite appearance less visible.
- Keep body hydrated – Skin needs to be hydrated to make cellulite not visible. When skin dehydrates, cellulite appears more clearly. Drink required amount of water for your body type.
- Reduce body fat: Get onto a mission on reducing fat intake and in turn you will end up less body fat and reduced cellulite.
- Physical activity: Physical activities and exercises reduce the cellulite amount. Tone the muscle by body work, yoga and jogging.
- Healthy eating: Eat body friendly foods that keeps body healthy looking. Healthy eating habits means – including vegetables, protein, fibrous foods, fruits, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Eating such healthy foods increases skin elasticity, texture and rejuvenates cells.
If you are looking for simple oral and topical remedies to reduce cellulite there are few ways.
- Mix two Tbsp apple cider vinegar with one glass of water. Drink this every morning. If you don’t like the taste of it, add bit of natural honey as sweetener.
- You can massage skin with a mixture of sesame oil and apple cider vinegar (1:3 ratio). Massage with this mixture daily once or twice to body parts where you see cellulite.
- Dry brushing is also an ancient technique used for exfoliation of skin using soft-bristle brush or one can use loofah soft brush. The technique is used in India and is a regular treatment in Ayurveda. It helps to keep skin healthy and improves circulation. It is also a beauty routine used in India.
-To brush, before bath using a natural bristle brush and rub the brush in circular motion over the skin from feet to chest. This will massage lymphatic system in a rhythm and systematic manner. Do not brush or massage hard where there is inflammation, skin feels sensitive or bruised. After brushing, have bath followed by applying moisturizer to skin when skin is little damp.
How dry brushing helps?
- Improves skin blood flow
- Smoothens skin by removing dead cells
- Stimulates lymphatic system and lymphatic drainage
- Reduces cellulite appearance by vasodilation (temporarily plumping up the skin)
Brushing should not be hard and vigorous it should be gentle. Hard, harsh brushing will cause irritation, bruise and abrasions and will end up in pain. Cellulite temporarily reduces from the skin and once you stop brushing it will come back. So, brushing and other lifestyle methods which are mentioned above.
Most women who gain weight will experience cellulite deposition in thighs, bum, and hips. To reduce cellulite choosing healthy lifestyle is best option.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 21, 2021