What is cellulite
Cellulite or as it is known orange-peel skin due to the way it looks and feels, is essentially a layer of fat underneath the skin. This kind of fat deposit is seen in the form of unevenly dimpled flash on the thighs , stomach, hips and buttocks .
Cellulite is a very common condition that affects more women than men. It is estimated that over 85% of women over the age of 21 are afflicted with cellulite.
Why do we get cellulite
Here are some leading causes of cellulite:
- Increased of fatty tissues caused by weight gain
- Tissue inflammation
- Lost of collagen
- Poor diet
- Hormonal imbalance …etc.
Grades of cellulite
Cellulite has 4 grades:
Grade 0: There isn’t any cellulite on your body.
Grade 1: Your skin is smooth when you stand up, but mild dimpling appears when you sit down.
Grade 2: Your skin has moderate dimples when you stand up or when you sit down.
Grade 3: Your skin has severe dimples when you stand up or sit down. Your skin also features deep peaks and valleys (raised and depressed areas).
Remedies for cellulite
Exfoliating through dry brushing
Dry brushing is one of the methods that many people recommend for the reduction of cellulite. The idea behind it is that daily body brushing, in circular motions, both exfoliates the skin to smooth the surface and boosts circulation to help eliminate toxins. Dry massaging with a brush helps stimulate blood and lymph flow, which in result improves the skin appearance reducing the cellulite. But be aware this method should be avoided if you have dry or inflamed skin.
Coffee scrubs can be beneficial in reducing cellulite as well. Not only does coffee scrub work as a great exfoliator, but it can also increase the blood/lymph flow in areas where excess cellulite is present. When you massage the area of the skin that has cellulite with a body scrub, you remove dead skin cells and pollutants from the skin surface, enabling the active components of the scrub to penetrate into deeper skin layers.
Coffee helps reduce the appearance of cellulite in three ways.
- It helps tighten it by removing excess water from the skin, visibly reducing cellulite dimples.
- It dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow, helping to combat fluid retention and cellulite formation.
- It has antioxidant properties which help fight free radicals and keep the skin smoother and plumper.
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Coconut oil is praised for moisturizing and nurturing your skin. Due to its small molecular structure, coconut oil can be easily absorbed into the skin, penetrating deep into connective tissue.
Coconut oil is rich in saturated fats, vitamin E, Lauric, Caprylic, and Capric Acids.
It is also known for deeply moisturizing your skin which helps in reducing the appearance of cellulite and prevents your skin from forming new cellulite.
Coconut oil hydrates and nourishes your skin by enhancing elasticity, treating many skin problems, reducing the risk of stretch marks forming on your skin.
Drink plenty of water
It is already known that drinking water helps your skin look healthier. Water will also help decrease the chance of cellulite, by keeping the skin more hydrated and flushing out toxic compounds.
Water helps improve circulation and decrease inflammation, both of which help with the reduction of the appearance of cellulite.
Green tea helps boost your metabolism, aids in fat loss, increases blood circulation and curbs fluid retention, making it a very effective remedy to treat cellulite.
It is packed with antioxidants and antibacterial properties that help the body detoxify and boost the production of collagen.
Healthy diet and exercise
Hormone imbalance is one of the causes of cellulite, so a healthy diet combined with an exercise routine also plays a role in the reduction of cellulite.
To balance your hormones try to maintain a more healthy diet by consuming more omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats and nutrition, also try to cut down on smoking and caffeine.
30 minutes daily exercises like yoga, cycling, swimming ..etc. will help you burn stubborn fat and develop muscles, reducing the appearance of cellulite and other skin issues.