Ah yes. The dreaded cellulite. I can’t even keep track of how many clients point to the back of their thighs and say ” but how can I get rid of this!!?”
First off, cellulite is very common among women and if you notice it on your own body you must know that you are not abnormal or cursed with an unavoidable strain of bad genes. So what is it exactly and where does it come from? Cellulite is underlying fat deposits that create a dimpled look under the skin and is most commonly found around the thighs and booty. The appearance of cellulite can be caused by a few factors:
Hormones: Having high levels of estrogen, insulin or thyroid hormones may play a part in the production of cellulite
Lifestyle: Cellulite tends to be common among those who smoke, don’t exercise and tend to sit for longer periods each day.
Metabolism: A slow metabolism or bad circulation can contribute to the production of fat cells that occur just below the skins surface, causing the appearance of cellulite.
Diet: Eating a diet high in bad fats, carbohydrates and sodium may be a contributing factor as well
Clothing: Wearing tight underwear or shorts will decrease blood flow and can actually increase the production of cellulite!
Ok that’s all great but how do I get rid of it!?
We all know that there is no magical pill or lotion out there- even though we will spend a fortune trying to find one! Believe me if it was out there we would know. There are, however a few things that you can do to decrease the amount of fat content in cells and in turn reduce the appearance.
Exercise & Nutrition:
This is by far the number one way to “get rid” of cellulite! Maintaining a healthy body weight by exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet high in nutrients and fibre is a sure way to reduce the appearance of cellulite or prevent it in the first place. Cut out the cigarettes and get off your butt!
Rutin, Amino Acids and Ginkgo Biloba may act on fatty tissues to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can find these in different forms that can be applied topically or taken orally. Remember- don’t expect a miracle and don’t spend too much money on any special “potions”
Toss those too-tight granny panties! Stick to tongs, boy-shorts or looser fitting undergarments to help blood flow!
This technique is something I incorporate into my daily routine. Not only for the benefits towards the appearance of cellulite but also to improve blood flow, circulation and lymphatic drainage, shed dry skin and unclog pores.
Use a natural bristle brush on dry skin. Using long upward motions brush the skin from the ankles all the way up to your neck. Always be sure to be brushing towards your heart. Rinse off after, alternating from hot to cold water. Lather up with a rich moisturizer to finish. Your skin will love it!