Even thinner people can be plagued with orange peel dimpled thighs and puckery cottage cheese skin that comes from cellulite. It’s a force that’s hard to deal with no matter what your weight. The market is flooded with special creams, diets and pills that help women deal with this stubborn problem, many of which are expensive and fail. If you want to create your own inexpensive cream, mix 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil with well mixed coconut oil. You’ll have more than enough to rub on the areas with cellulite for several days. You can store it in a glass jar.
Exactly what is cellulite?
Cellulite is a problem is primarily faced by women. It’s one reason scientist believe it comes from the hormone Oestrogen There are bands of tissue in your body called septae that holds liquid fat in small pockets below the surface of the skin. Cellulite comes from pockets of fat that are of irregular size. The septae have fibrous walls that sometimes become thick and inflexible, sticking together. Rather than the containers fat being all one size, some stick together and become larger. When you’re looking at cellulite, you’re looking at irregularly shaped “containers” of fat that are inflexible and hard, rather than soft, regularly shaped and flexible like normal fat cells. Even when you lose weight, it may improve the appearance, but the cellulite is still there.
Is Cellulite caused by a sedentary lifestyle?
Besides hormonal changes, there are several other culprits out there that are linked to cellulite. A sedentary lifestyle and poor diet are two of those. Fluid retention, dehydration, poor circulation, obesity or increased body fat and the break down of collagen are others. Just from noting the list of reasons, it should give you a few ideas on how to help eliminate or avoid the problem. Exercise and a healthy diet are two ways. If you’re exercising now and eat a healthy diet and still have the problem, there are other ways to attack it.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Increasing your intake of water can help. It aids in flushing out toxins and keeping the skin well hydrated. You should also include hydrating foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. While it won’t make the take away the cellulite, it will improve the appearance. Add some flaxseed to your diet. It Make bone broth part of your daily diet. Bone broth is an exceptionally good source of collagen. It can help repair the damage already done, while also providing many other benefits, which include improved skin, nails and hair.
- Boost the quality of your protein sources. There are studies that show grass-fed beef and wild salmon provide a better quality of protein that has many benefits, including boosting your metabolism and cellulite reduction.
- Snack on green leafy vegetables, bananas, avocados and portobello mushrooms for the high potassium. It helps rid the body of waste and excessive fluids, reducing the visibility of cellulite.
- Consider adding supplements to your diet, such as bromelain, kola and proteolytic enzymes. Studies show that bromelain and proteolytic enzymes can help soften the septae so the cells are broken down more easily. Kola helps improve the skin’s elasticity, while also relaxing you, so take it before bedtime.