Cellulite does not appear on the skin overnight and unfortunately, it does not disappear equally fast either. In order to completely reduce it, you need to be systematic in every area. A diet, physical activity and a few tricks form a package with which you may combat even the most persistent cellulite. Find out what you can do to feel more beautiful and comfortable in your skin with the coming of warmer days.
Cellulite under scrutiny
The so-called orange peel syndrome is a common problem also faced by world-famous celebrities. The newest research shows that cellulite affects almost 80% of women. What is more, around 2% of men suffer from this problem as well. How is it formed? Cellulite is, in simple terms, subcutaneous fat tissue condition. It usually appears on thighs, buttocks and tummy. Depending on the degree of progression, it can be divided into different stages. First, unsightly dimples become visible only after pressing the skin. In stages that follow the problem aggravates up to the moment when it is visible regardless of the touch and muscle tension.
Whether it is going to appear on the skin depends on a number of factors. Some of them are completely independent of your lifestyle, others, however, can be affected. The first group includes, among others, hormonal fluctuations, as well as diseases related to the cardiovascular system and genetic predisposition. Therefore more and more of slim women complain of cellulite. The second group covers people living under stress or leading a sitting lifestyle, as well as overweight persons, smokers and fast-food lovers.
A small change – a smooth effect
It is worth to begin your fight against cellulite from visiting your doctor – recommends a psychological dietician, a Noble Health expert, Agnieszka Owczarek. – There is a lot you can achieve by gradually changing your dietary habits. First of all, become friends with the good fat. Omega fatty acids found e.g. in fish help the skin retain the moisture and facilitate fat loss. Eat more grouts, brown rice and bread made from coarse-grained flour. Those products are particularly rich in fiber and they help to cleanse your body. Eliminate all highly processed food products and empty calories of fast food. Limit the amount of salt in your diet, as it causes water retention. You can replace it, e.g. with fresh or dry herbs. Drink at least 1.5 liter, i.e. 7-8 glasses, of water a day. Drinking high amounts of fluids will help to remove sodium excess and toxins that have accumulated in the body. Obviously, coffee and black tea are not among the recommended beverages. The diet also needs proper supplementation, which will not only supply the body with vitamins, but it will also help to burn away the fat, such as Get Slim Cellulite with mulberry, ginkgo biloba and Mediterranean pine extract.
Burn the orange peel
In the clash of cellulite against physical activity, the latter is always the winner. You don’t need to lift weights or do any strenuous sports. The biggest enemy of cellulite are short, but systematic workouts. They ensure improved circulation, increase metabolism and removal of metabolic waste. Every form of physical activity is good provided that it makes your body at least a bit tired.
During the day:
- If you often sit with one leg crossing over the other, make sure you change the sides every 30 minutes.
- After taking a bath, massage a balm in the skin for a few minutes longer. Even delicate massages will help to improve blood circulation.
Cellulite likes heat, therefore give up on long hot baths, which weaken blood vessels. The skin will benefit more from a short, lukewarm shower.