How to Reduce Cellulite Naturally
Cellulite –The dimpled “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” skin that is the bane of thighs, butts, bellies, and arms. Approximately 80% of women over 20 will experience cellulite in their lifetimes and most will seek out ways to reduce cellulite from increasing. Although cellulite is a natural part of aging, that doesn’t make the rough texture and pitted look any less distressing. But there is hope – No matter how stubborn it may be, you can reduce cellulite and in some cases get rid of it. Even better, you can reduce cellulite using all-natural methods that leave you feeling and looking great. Let’s get started!
How to Smooth Out Cellulite Through Diet
Cellulite doesn’t mean that you are overweight. Women (and men) with normal weights can still get cellulite. Still, it is always a good idea to take a look at your diet and change it up every now and again! To reduce cellulite, make sure that you are getting plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals in your diet. These are the building blocks that your body needs to function and, importantly, for repairing itself. When it has the nutrients that it needs, your body can repair the collagen fibers that run beneath your skin, tightening your skin and smoothing out cellulite naturally. If you drink coffee, by the way, you will be happy to know that the brew is actually really good for you. Caffeine helps increase the blood flow to your skin, which lets your body repair damage and remove toxins faster. It also activates your “brown fat,” the cells that turn fat into energy, helping you slim down naturally. Both of these reduce cellulite. Just make sure to drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated, and don’t drink coffee late at night – poor sleep can stress your body and make cellulite worse. If you aren’t sure if you are getting enough nutrients, supplements can help. Protein can calcium are especially important, since they help build strong bones and muscles after exercise. Speaking of which…
You can Reduce Cellulite Through Exercise
Exercise is a fantastic way to reduce cellulite. It:
- Builds muscle, which fills out the skin and gives it a smooth, round, healthy texture.
- Reduces weight, which thins out the fat layer beneath the skin responsible for cellulite.
- Enhances blood flow (circulation) throughout the body, which helps the body remove toxins, bring in oxygen, and stay in peak health. Healthy skin is firm skin, which is less likely to create cellulite.
If you are new to exercise, try some simple aerobics to start, and work up to more strenuous exercises. Walks are great, too – and your smooth skin will thank you!
Can a Spa Treatment reduce my Cellulite?
Many spas advertise treatments that reduce cellulite, and they deliver on their promises. A big part of this is that spa treatments are a way for your body to let go of all of the stress that’s holding it back from healing itself. The relief of a spa visit alone is enough to help heal your collagen fibers and get your skin back under your control. Massages, heat therapy, and wraps help reduce cellulite more directly, however. They move fluids around your skin and release endorphins that encourage rejuvenation.
FIT Infrared Treatments Help Reduce Cellulite
There are three reasons why FIT Bodywrap sessions can be very effective at smoothing out cellulite. First, the FIT system it uses far infrared light, which is the part of the spectrum that we feel as heat. Unlike sun lamps, FIT only uses the healing wavelengths of light. It does not produce bright and stressful light and is free of ultraviolet light. Second, the heat and sweating that happens during a FIT Bodywrap session encourage circulation and detoxification. It not only encourages your body to melt fat but also helps you sweat out all of the toxins in the fat – leaving you healthier and thinner. Finally, FIT Bodywrap sessions deliver this heat in a wrap form. The gentle but constant full-body pressure of the wrap is relaxing, but it also presses the skin flat. This physically pushes the fat cells of the cellulite below the collagen layer, smoothing the skin. Are you ready to look good and feel good? Additional References: Draelos, Z. D., & Marenus, K. D. (1997). Cellulite: Etiology and Purported Treatment. Dermatologic Surgery, 23(12), 1177. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.1997.tb00468.x Rawlings, A. V. (2006). Cellulite and its treatment. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 28(3), 175-190. doi:10.1111/j.1467-2494.2006.00318.x