The bane of every woman’s existence — Cellulite. Everyone has a layer of protective fat between muscle and skin, and our fat cells are surrounded by a matrix of fibrous connective cords that bind skin to the muscle. Cellulite forms when the fatty tissue deep within skin pushes up against connective tissue, creating the puckering effect of cellulite dimples.
Main reasons of cellulite formation:
- Total body fats
- Poor diet
- Little to no exercises
- Hormone changes
- Slow metabolism
- Density and/or skin colour
There are a lot of products out there catered to treat cellulite. However, as cellulite happens on a deeper level, some may find it challenging to treat. To help you sort through the different solutions, here’s our take on the various natural remedies for cellulite.
Exfoliating Coffee Scrub
Did you know that coffee grounds can be a very good source of exfoliation? Massaging this scrub weekly helps to remove dead skin cells, stimulate blood circulation, and even tighten loose skin resulting from cellulite.
- Take a quarter of coffee grounds
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil melted or extra virgin olive oil
- Mix everything together till a paste formation
Even though there may not be any proven scientific evidence that this remedy works, there is a lot of anecdotal support for it. It is a great way to slough off dead skin cells, and helps regenerate new cells for smoother skin! This also helps in circulating your lymphatic system to release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. Furthermore, it is one of the cheapest ways to leave skin cellulite-free, stimulating blood and lymph flow naturally in the body!
This method opens up the pores on your skin effectively, and should be done daily, or even twice a day. Use a brush with natural bristles, and not synthetic.
Make long sweeps in one direction, scrubbing and circular motion. Start from your feet and work upwards — to both sides of your legs, followed by arms and towards your chest. Work counterclockwise on your stomach at the targeted areas.
Point to note: do not brush your skin too hard. Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not red and/or irritated.
Helps to build a strong immune system, making tissues and skin smooth, which reduces cellulite over time as Omega-3 contains fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins. Also, the consumption of the wrong kind of fats may lead to an imbalance of fatty acids needed by your body to maintain smooth skin and tissue. Therefore, plan your diet carefully and wisely by including Omega-3 rich food (eg: salmon)!
Integrating cayenne pepper in your diet can reduce cellulite appearance as it contains compounds that repair bad skin cells and eliminate toxins within your body.
The best way to maximise cayenne pepper’s benefit is to drink a combination of it with lemon and warm water. Drink it twice daily for two months and witness a significant difference.
Juniper Berry Oil
Juniper is a special berry that eliminates cellulite by blocking liquid retention in skin. It encourages proper drainage of water in the lymphatic system, get rid of water retention that causes inflammation that causes cellulite.
Massage a few tablespoons with a quarter cup of olive oil. It takes a month to actually see results, but the wait will be worth it.
One should always have the daily habit of moisturising your body. This is because daily moisturising helps to reduce cellulite on your body, leaving skin smoother, softer and better! However, do opt for natural ones (the best ones are those infused with coconut oil). Coconut oil is essential in maintaining a smooth skin as it contains high saturated fats, has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Balance Out Your Hormones
Did you know that hormones are not only important to stay fit, but also combat against cellulite? Cellulite commonly affects areas like buttocks, thighs, and stomach. It does not discriminate based on size or weight, but it actually boils down to our hormones (eg: estrogen) that plays a role in the development of cellulite, which is why such occurrences often worsens during pregnancy. Have a well-balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle to achieve a stable hormone.
The Body Firm offers the Ultimate Cellulite Buster Combo, an integrated and customized treatment that can reduce the appearance of cellulite, re-establishing your skin’s tone and compactness*. The Ultimate Cellulite Buster combines powerful cellulite removal techniques for highly effective results. This involves a combination of squeezing and lifting alternatively — just like kneading dough! Fingers are used on delicate areas like upper arms, inner knees, and calves; while thighs, stomach, hips, and buttocks are done with the hand.
Coupled with specialised silicone cupping therapy, the negative pressure drains excess fluids, toxins, and other chemical compounds (such as interstitial fluid to blood and lymphatic capillaries, especially lipids in cellulite) in the body. Notice visible transformations to your body over a period of continued therapy.
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