Cellulite affects around 80-90% of women and we HATE IT!
So we’re here to help you reduce and manage the appearance of those unsightly dimples for good with 5 natural ways to quickly get rid of cellulite.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a name given to free floating fat cells deposited just below the skin surface and has a dimpled, orange peel appearance, generally on hips, thighs, bum, stomach and arms.
Women of all shapes, sizes and age can be affected. Even slender looking women. Which means you don’t have to be overweight to have it.
The lumpy fat deposits beneath the surface of the skin become more noticeable when the connecting tissue that holds the skin and muscle together develop a thick layer of this fat between them.
As it expands in size, it pushes them up against the skin which gives them the lumpy and dimpled appearance.
Why do we get cellulite?
There are a number of reasons for cellulite to appear. The main reason is toxins and chemicals in the body. But it can also be down to age, genetics, hormonal changes, poor diet and lifestyle choices.
If your liver is struggling to do its job of breaking down the fats and keeping the blood clean due to it being over burdened, this means the toxins will circulate around the body and become stuck in areas causing the dimple appearance.
Our bodies are constantly being exposed to toxins and chemicals. It’s the livers job to eliminate them all. Pollution, cigarettes, alcohol, processed foods.
How do we get rid of cellulite?
Keep hydrated - What do you imagine when you think of de-hydration? Shrivelled, wrinkled, aged...not very attractive. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking pure, clean, filtered water will help with detoxification and help smooth the skins surface out with a nice healthy texture.
Drink your first glass on waking before you eat or have a morning coffee. Adding a slice of lemon will help speed up the detox.
Aim to drink 2-3 litres per day, and if you exercise, add an additional half a litre. This will help flush out the toxins and reduce cellulite.
Avoid Alcohol - It’s very important to cut down or eliminate alcohol. If you want more cellulite or want it in places you haven’t got it, just drink a glass or 2 of wine every night and watch it grow!
Alcohol increases appetite, slows the liver, causes water retention and poor circulation. In combination with sugar or fine grains such as in beer, wine and cocktails, all these affects are magnified tenfold.
Eat real foods. Avoid processed foods - Chuck out all the junk from your cupboards and replace with fresh fruit, veg, meat, fish, nuts and seeds. All those boxed up cereals, prepackaged and tinned food are laced in sugars and preservatives. GET RID OF THEM!
Snack on berries and nuts. Eat plenty of green leafy veg. If your food wasn’t once alive in the form you’re about to eat it, don’t eat it.
Exercise - This is not only a great way to get fit, it’s makes you sweat. When we sweat we expel toxins through our pores. This doesn’t mean that sweating is the best way of eliminating toxins. This only accounts for a small percentage. Ensuring that your liver is healthy and performing at its full potential is the best way.
But exercise also has other benefits in the reduction of cellulite. It will also improve circulation of the blood flow and enable the body to breakdown the fat cells that form cellulite, as well as tighten and tone your body which will improve your overall appearance.
Dry Brushing - This is popular when it comes to trying to reduce cellulite. Although pointless if not combined with a healthy lifestyle and hydration. Dry brushing helps to increase the blood flow and remove toxins from the body by stimulating the lymphatic system and helping to break down the fatty deposits under the skin.
Done alongside keeping yourself hydrated, eating healthy and exercise, this can have a positive affect on reducing the appearance of cellulite.
People are also using coconut oil for skin brushing rather than straight to dry skin. This is also fine. Or you can add the coconut to your skin after your shower as described in the next tip
Directions for dry skin brushing - Lightly brush your skin starting from your feet and working your way up the body to your shoulders. Brush in a circular motion towards your heart, left to right, paying close attention to the areas that are most affected by cellulite. Do this for around 5-10 mins each day.
Take a warm shower after to clean away any impurities and dead skin cells.
After you have had your dry skin brush and a nice warm shower, moisturise yourself with organic coconut oil. This helps promote circulation and eliminate toxins and leaves your skin feeling Lush!
Coconut oil helps nourish the areas affected by cellulite and creates a smoother appearance.
Follow these 5 tips and enjoy smooth, cellulite free skin
n.b. It is worth saying that while some women feel cellulite is unsightly and may make us feel less confident, there is nothing wrong with having it. It doesn’t impact our overall health. But choosing to live a healthy balanced lifestyle will make you look and feel better in yourself whether you have cellulite or not.