Best home remedies and natural cures to get rid of cellulite
Treatments, wraps and professional cellulite massages are not available to everyone, they don't fit in all of our budgets. But that doesn't mean that we have to be “doomed" eternity by this irritating skin condition called cellulite. Even if can't afford to spend our money on fancy beauty parlors, we can make our own massage creams, wraps and various treatments, that we can put to good use in the comfort of our home.
Toxins - the cause of cellulite?
Toxins are responsible for the appearance of the orange peel look you have your skin. Bad eating habits, excessive caffeine intake, smoking and lack of exercise are just a few of the factors that influence the appearance of cellulite. In addition to these, there are genetic factors that play an important role in how toxins contribute to cellulite.
What are the best methods to get rid of cellulite at home?
Areas prone to clogging up with toxins are the thighs, hips, buttocks and abs, and the myth that only overweight people have cellulite is history. Anyone, regardless of their weight, can have cellulite.
Cellulite massage and cellulite creams
Massage is the first treatment that you can make on your own. The lymphatic system is the one that helps eliminate toxins from the tissues. Putting pressure on the muscles, massage stimulates blood circulation and the lymphatic flow, helping the body to release toxins from tissues, according to specialized experts. Massage is also useful for the areas that are harder to workout at the gym or with home exercises, such as the inside of the knees and thighs.
Gently massage the problem areas using circular movements. Pinch or compress the skin between your fingers, as you want to fold it. Applying too much local pressure can result in breakage of the capillaries and the occurrence of bruises. If a vigorous massage is performed, in a harsh way, that does not mean that toxins are removed faster or better.
Use a moisturizer or a shaping cellulite body cream. Although the ads that usually promote cellulite cellulite creams tell us that they, on their own, can eliminate cellulite, what they actually do is help remove the toxins by stimulating blood flow and lymphatic circulation. They do this only if accompanied by a thorough cellulite massage.
Cellulite massage devices
Because it's pretty hard to massage certain areas of the body such as the buttocks, you should use certain devices created especially for cellulite massaging. Some of these pieces of “equipment”are gloves, rollers or brushes. Gloves and rollers have a greater effect on the top layer of skin, making it less effective for removing toxins from deeper areas. The rollers are more efficient and have a better massage effect.
Cellulite wraps – active ingredients
If beauty salons prepare some quite expensive wraps with various special products, it does not mean that you can't do the same at home.
The active ingredients used in the products for the wraps have several common characteristics: they stimulate blood and lymph circulation and accelerate the elimination of toxins.
Here are some of the basic ingredients of products used for cellulite wraps:
Seaweed Algae are a basic ingredient for such wraps : they accentuate metabolism at a cellular level, thus eliminating the toxins and water trapped inside the tissues. You can buy powdered seaweed from the health food store. To obtain a paste that can be applied easily, add a sufficient amount of anti cellulite oil.
Caffeine Caffeine is known for its anti cellulite properties, but only if it's used externally and locally. Drinking coffee and drinks containing caffeine has exactly the opposite effect, leading to blocking toxins in the tissues. Caffeine acts as a vasodilator, which allows the speeding up of the blood flow.
Green Tea Extract
The detoxifying properties of green tea and its high content of antioxidants have attracted the attention of specialists, who have incorporated it into cellulite products and cellulite treatments.
How to do body wraps at home?
For the active substances to operate at full capacity, some heat must be associated with the wrap. In a beauty salon, thermal covers are used for this exact purpose, these being special devices that produce and retain heat. Giving that you can't use one of these at home after you've applied the cellulite treatment, you can use some moist towels heated in the microwave oven or the covers in your bed. Apply them over the areas with cellulite and keep them piled up until the wraps cooldown. Make sure that the towels are not too hot.
Alternating hot and cold showers
Alternating cold-hot water has a local stimulant, enhancing blood circulation. When you take a shower, squirts of hot and cold water on your legs, buttocks and areas affected by cellulite. Start with cold running water from the bottom up, from the feet to the thighs and buttocks. Try to use warm water at the beginning so that the change isn't unbearable, then cool it as much as you can bear. Always end the showers with cold water.