There comes a time in the life of every woman when she starts to face one of her worst nightmares, recurring cellulite! Also called as cottage cheese, cellulite is characterized by excess fat depositories that push the fat cells through the cell walls and underneath the skin’s layer. When this happens the connective tissue underneath the skin’s layer starts stretching at places, thereby creating dimpled, uneven, aged and very unattractive skin.
A lot has been said and written about how to reduce cellulite. But the truth of the matter is that cellulite cannot be reduced by common solutions that are either too expensive to try out or leave you with so many side effects that you wish you had never opted for them.Surgical options to remove cellulite from the body can in most cases lead to recurring cellulite that needs to be dealt with again. Options like liposuction do not provide desirable results and can actually show that you have gone under the knife to remove cellulite.
Even cellulite creams offer only temporary results by dehydrating the skin and tightening it to make it look good. Once the effects of the cream wear off your skin will come back to its original unattractive form. Getting a body wrap or shape wear is again an option that would make you look attractive on the outside, and that too for the amount of time that you wear the body wrap. Once the wrap comes off, your cellulite would come back too.
How To Get Rid Of Cellulite
Research has revealed that cellulite has a total of 4 transitional stages until it becomes hard to deal with. And so taking care of it in the initial stages would yield more productive results in a short span of time.Getting rid of cellulite would become easier to accomplish if you find out a way to keep the cells and connective tissues in your body hydrated and strong. And here are some of the more common tips and tricks you can adopt to do just that in order to make sure that you stop the cellulite in your body before it progresses to the 4th and final stage.
Opting for a detox diet that would essentially include plenty of leafy green vegetables and fruits would enable you to keep your body hydrated and fight cellulite in the process. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day would also enable you to remain hydrated and cellulite free.Anything unhealthy (including junk foods, processed foods, saturated fatty foods, diet sodas and foods that contain artificial additives, animal fat and butter) needs to be shown the door. Avoid inorganic foods that could contain toxins which in turn could potentially aggravate fluid retention in the body.Foods that contain excess salt or sugar would also need to be avoided. Make it a point to also kick habits like smoking and drinking for better results. Remember that dieting can make you lose weight but would not help you in reducing cellulite. Some diets are known to aggravate cellulite as well.
So don’t opt for extreme diets that promise quick results and lose your health in the process. Stick to diets that keep you healthy and fit and target cellulite prone areas in the body, thereby enabling you to get rid of the cottage cheese present in these areas effectively.
Skin Brushing And Showering
A skin brushing treatment at a salon would help remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, thereby promoting the growth of new skin cells. In addition to this, skin brushing would also increase the blood and lymph circulation, thereby burning fat depositories present in these areas and reducing cellulite in the process.
You can also brush your skin at home before taking a bath or a shower. Accordingly, you can opt for organic skin brushes that help stimulate the blood and lymphatic systems in the body in addition to getting rid of dead cells on the skin’s surface. Make it a point to bathe in warm water at least thrice in a week. If you opt for showers, rinse yourself with cold water before stepping out. This would close the pores, thereby making your skin look toned and attractive.
Essential Oils And Supplements
Massaging essential oils on the cellulite prone areas of the body would trigger an increased blood and lymph circulation in these areas. Supplements like glucosamine can also help you combat cellulite by helping the body repair the connective tissue and the skin’s dermal layer, thus restoring the skin’s elasticity and youthfulness.
Visiting A Salon
Choose a good quality health or detox spa if you are having troubles dealing with the cellulite on your own. These salons would offer a variety of treatment options over a period of time ranging from cellulite massages, and manual lymph drainage massages to clay body sculpting in order to reduce cellulite and make your skin look attractive and youthful again.