Cellulite, the fat around your thighs and hips which has made you reject a major chunk of your wardrobe, is the result of an internal dermatological fat accumulation. This fat protrudes into the dermis, which is the layer just below the outermost layer of the skin - the epidermis. In case of cellulite, the connective tissue within this layer gets weakened, thus paving way for the fat to make its through, thereby giving you cellulite. The cause for developing cellulite can range from excess body fat to the uneven distribution of fat, or it could be simply genetic.Cellulite is more common a problem among women than men. And because it is so common, there is no reason to be embarrassed about it. There are ways you can combat it, but it may take time. So persistence is key here. It is also advisable to opt for a natural route over surgeries, as it entails lesser risks. Cellulite grows more prominent in women as they grow older because the collagen store keeps declining. However, there is not a cause to worry. A considerable chunk of women globally are suffering from the condition, and cellulite can be brought down to a great extent by simple changes in your diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet aiming against build-up of fat and regular exercise, as well as some massaging can reduce cellulite effectively.
2. Regular ExerciseCellulite is basically fat that manages to bulge out through the epidermis, so cut down on extra pounds. Regular exercises like walking, jogging, swimming and yoga should help reduce the fat dimples. Experts suggest 40-minute exercise sessions (half cardio and half strength) three times a week for effective outcomes.
3. SeaweedSeaweed is a natural exfoliating agent, which promotes smoother blood circulation (which in turn reduces fat accumulation). It also boosts metabolism. The book Healing Foods by DK Publishing House notes, “Its high iodine content helps support healthy thyroid function, which in turn helps regulate the metabolism of cells and assists weight management.” Seaweed also enhances the texture of the skin and rids the body of toxins. When the body is flushed of toxins, the cellulite is brought down considerably. The book also hails seaweed of umpteen detox benefits, ‘A source of detoxifying chlorophyll and mucilaginous (gumlike) fibre hat helps maintain bowel regularity and removes toxins and fats from the body."Grab a bowl, mix three to four tablespoons of ground seaweed with 50 ml of sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil or any essential oil. Massage the mixture on the affected area for 10 minutes before taking a shower. Massage the affected area daily for effective results.
To effectively bring down cellulite, mix 50 ml of apple cider vinegar with about 100 ml of water. You can also add a bit of honey to the mixture if you are not allergic to it. Massage the affected area with the mixture and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Following the regime daily would provide desired results. You can also mix two to three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey, and consume the potion two times a day daily.
In the book by DK publishing house, Juniper has been recognised as a traditional “digestive aid, and an antiseptic for treating urinary infections and water retention.” Juniper oil reduces fluid retention and is said to have detoxifying properties, which reduces cellulite to a great extent. Just mix about 20 drops of juniper oil 50 ml of olive oil. Dab the mixture on the affected area and massage for about 15 minutes. Doing this thrice a week should help you get rid of cellulite.
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