Cellulite is the dimpled appearance on the thighs which some sources believe is caused by the disproportion in the connective tissue and fat in a person’s body. This imbalance may be caused by many factors such as diet, hormones, lifestyle and genetics. Some women are overweight, so they tend to have a higher chance of getting cellulite, though many thin women experience the appearance of cellulite on their body too.
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Natural ways to eliminate cellulite
The massage and exfoliation properties of coffee scrubs helps in stimulating blood and lymph flow and the caffeine in the coffee has a tightening effect.
- 1/4 cup coffee grounds
- 3 tablespoons sugaror brown sugar
- 2-3 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- Combine the ingredients to form a paste-like consistency.
- Massage in to skin for several minutes using firm pressure and wash as usual. Use 2-3 times a week.
- Results should be visible within a couple of weeks. Store the remaining in a glass jar.
Cellulite forms in the layer of connective tissue below the skin that contains fat cells called the superficial fascia. Superficial fascia is fibrous and due to inactivity and injuries, adhesions in the fascia can form, contributing to the rippled look of the skin.
Some therapists are able to perform a type of massage called myofascial massage or myofascial release, which smoothes this layer of connective tissue, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Hormones play a vital part in the formation of cellulite, according to many sources. Hormones is one reason why only women experience cellulite and men don’t. Proper hormone balance can help reduce cellulite formation.
Gelatin helps support hair, skin and proper nail growth according to Nourishing Traditions. It also helps tighten loose skin, improve digestion, good for joints, and improve cellulite.
Gelatin consists of the amino acids glycine and proline, which many people don’t consume in adequate amounts as they are found in the bones, fibrous tissues and organs of animals. According to one study, the decline of gelatin containing foods in our diets has led to an increase in cellulite since we don’t have the required building blocks for healthy connective tissue.
Dry brushing feels great and helps stimulate blood and lymph flow in the body, even though there is little scientific evidence that it helps reduce cellulite.
Your skin should be dry before carrying out dry brushing. It helps to open up the pores on your skin. Brush towards the heart, making long sweeps. Avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated. You should dry brush twice a day for best results.
Adding toxins to the skin in the form of chemical-laden beauty products may do you more harm than good. Try using natural options for skin care and moisturizing like coconut oil. This oil will work as an all-purpose moisturizer.
According to studies, consuming enough Omega-3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins will help reduce cellulite over time. Omega-3s and fat soluble vitamins are important for many other bodily functions.
Image source: Dr. Axe
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