Cellulite is an issue with which nearly all women struggle. Teenagers, young adults and grown women regardless of age, we all feel the pressure from those lumpy lines on the thighs. Cellulite is common, at some point in their lives, this condition affects more than 90% of women, sometimes even slender and fit women. But let’s make it clear, cellulite is completely normal and natural.
Usually when bikini season is near, the women’s magazines and websites are full of complaints, tips and products about cellulite, proving that this is a problem that needs a little more attention and if not a solution then a way to help reduce it.
This condition is primarily caused by the imbalance of your body’s connective tissue and fat, and some of the major contributing factors are hormones, lifestyle, diet, and genetics.
Below are some natural ways to deal with cellulite that can help you achieve the balance between connective tissue and fat and address the causers.
Gelatin has been shown to be beneficial in many ways, according to many reliable sources:
- Gelatin is good for your joints and helps with joint recovery;
- Gelatin can help tighten loose skin;
- It’s also helpful in treating and reducing cellulite;
- It binds to water and helps food to move easily through the digestive track;
- Supports nail, hair and skin, hair growth;
- Gelatin is an excellent source of collagen in the diet. A fact worth knowing is that collagen is too large for your skin to absorb, and that is the main reason why the skin creams we use are not working. It’s best to get it internally;
- Its protein structure consists of specific amino acids that help muscle building;
Many people have an amino acid deficiency such as proline and glycine that is commonly found in gelatin. These amino acids are found in animals’ organs, bones, and fibre tissues that most of us do not consume enough, which is a big mistake as these acids ensure optimum immune function and weight control.
Coffee scrubs are mostly very beneficial due to the caffeine found in coffee that has a tightening effect while massage and exfoliation stimulates the flow of blood and lymph.
Ingredients for this scrub:
- 2-3 tbsp of melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup of coffee grounds
- 3 tbsp of white or brown sugar
To make a paste-like consistency, mix the ingredients together and store them in a glass jar. Massage with firm pressure for several minutes, then rinse. Repeat this procedure two to three times a week and you will be witnessing the effect within a few weeks.
There is no scientific support for dry brushing that ensures success, but word spreads around that it has proved helpful.
Be careful not to brush to hard because no irritation or injury is needed to stimulate the skin. Circular movements and brushing back and forth are not recommended, so only long sweeps and brush toward the heart. First, start with your feet and move up, then brush to the chest from your arms. The brush should move in the opposite direction of the clock when brushing your stomach.
Also, choose one with natural, stiff (not too hard) bristles when shopping for a brush and preferably one with a handle that can be attached. Brushing promotes cell renewal, blood flow, and tighter skin, among other benefits. The cheapest and easiest option for skin health is dry brushing.
Fat tissue and toxin build-up are believed to lead to baths of cellulite and detox may help to reduce these causes. Another reason to treat yourself with this type of bath is that detox baths are relaxing and good for the health of your skin.
The consumption of fat-soluble vitamins and Omega 3 fatty acids helps to reduce cellulate in the long run and you will witness the effect yourself if you give it time. Anyway, omega 3’s are good for your overall health and should be consumed regularly by everyone, even those who don’t have such problems.
It is widely agreed that hormones play a major role in the formation of cellulite and that balancing them will help to reduce cellulite. Hormone balancing is definitely something you should try.