Some parts of the body, such as the thighs and buttocks, are particularly susceptible to cellulite formation. Such cellulite is difficult to change and usually occurs during periods of reproductive hormone changes, for example, at puberty, during pregnancy, menopause, or when taking birth control pills.
Research shows that in developed countries, over 80% of women are affected by cellulite. Cellulite is not exclusively related to obesity, as young and thin girls can have it.
How Cellulite Is Formed
The fat in cellulite is separated by inelastic bands of connective tissue. These strips extend between the skin and the deeper tissue, where they are well secured. Many people who have cellulite also suffer from obesity. When a person becomes fat, the fat cells grow, but the connective bands remain the same length. The fats therefore break out on the only side they can – on the skin – and when this happens, the straps tighten the skin, creating a characteristic cellulite appearance. Problem often gets worse with the age. Poor lymphatic circulation can contribute to cellulite formation. Lymph is a milk-like fluid that carries excess fluid, waste products and toxins from tissue into the bloodstream via lymphatic pathways.
How To Identify The First Stage Of Cellulite
The accumulation and difficult excretion of fluid is one of the causes and also the first stage of cellulite. It is recognized by the swelling (edema) that results from fluid buildup in the subcutaneous tissue. The skin loses tension and relaxes. However, this excess fluid in the subcutaneous tissue is resolved precisely through water intake and massages. It is recommended to drink 1.5-2 liters of water per day to facilitate the excretion of fluid by urination and with it harmful waste.
Exercise regularly to improve body tone, reduce body fat, strengthen muscles, and promote lymph and blood circulation. Do not sit or stand for long. Eat five servings of vegetables and fruits each day. Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine. Drink enough water-based fluids every day to quench your thirst and make your urine pale.
A range of natural therapies can temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite-affected parts of the body.
Massage and skin brushing. A solid massage improves blood flow, and massaging with a blend of essential oils is especially helpful. Stimulation of the skin surface contributes to improving the appearance of the skin. Mix four drops of cedar and rosemary oil and three drops of cypress and patchouli oil with five teaspoons of cooled oil, such as olives or almonds. During the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, avoid cedar, cypress and rosemary oil. Massage areas affected by cellulite twice a day.
Gently brush the affected parts with a soft and dry natural hair brush. Start from the foot and continue towards the heart. This stimulates blood flow, removes dead skin cells and can improve skin appearance.
Dandelion contains ingredients that enhance the liver’s ability to break down waste and toxins. It also helps release water and waste from the blood via the kidney.
Add the dandelion leaves to the salad or cook them the way you would prepare the spinach.
Have a cup of dandelion tea every day, use about 60 g of fresh leaves and 2 liters of water.
An Organism Cleansing Diet
Such a diet can help release excess fluid, waste and toxins from the body. But consult a doctor or nutritionist before opting for such a program.
Eat most of the food in the form of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, and brown rice, seeds and sprouts.
Drink plenty of liquid, especially spring water. Fruit and vegetable juices and herbal teas are also useful. Discard beverages containing alcohol or caffeine