Cellulite or a notorious ‘orange peel’ is rather a cosmetological than a medical problem that affects thighs and buttocks of females. Most of doctors do not recognize it, and the phenomenon itself is not considered as a disease. It is a very wide spread problem, approximately 85-98% of adult females of all races are affected by cellulite.
Where does cellulite come from?
Cellulite is not the problem itself, but its consequence: the external manifestation of changes in the structure of the deepest layer of the skin – the hypodermis. In case of incorrect, unbalanced diet or sedentary lifestyle, the skin starts accumulating excess fats and fat cells are deformed (coarsen, look like orange peel). The most wide-spread reasons are low physical activity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, drinking alcohol, hormonal failures.
HOW TO GET RID OF CELLULITE
1. Change the diet
Perhaps the main rule is to avoid simple carbs, which are converted into fats and set aside on the thighs and buttocks. And it is better to get rid of sweet, fried, salted, smoked food not only to struggle a cellulite, but also to maintain a good health in general.
Drink enough water to keep a healthy metabolism, it also helps to remove toxins from the body, which, by the way, are accumulated in fat cells.
Include enough proteins in your diet: first of all this is a building material for the muscles, and not a source of energy, so the organism will have to consume the accumulated fats. Thus, the fat layer under the skin will melt, which will make cellulite less noticeable.
Eat sour fruits (kiwi and citrus, especially grapefruit), bananas, cabbage, greens, fatty fish, avocados, grains, nuts, dried fruits.
2. Do more sports
Physical stress protects from stagnation of blood and lymph, which plays an important role in the appearance and development of cellulite. That’s why this problem is so common among those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. So include regular training.Strength exercises, such as squats and lunges, will help to fight directly with cellulite, and aerobic loads – to burn calories, spending on it fat reserves.
3. Take care of your health
Since cellulite is a reflection of disorders in the functioning of the body, every effort should be made to ensure that these failures do not arise. What can be harmful? Tight clothes and high heels, smoking, stress.
4. Do beauty procedures
With their help you can make the orange peel less noticeable. Moreover, the following home and salon procedures promote the blood and lymph flow in the tissues:
- Cold and hot shower
- Lymphatic drainage massage
- Pressotherapy and mesotherapy
5. Use special cosmetics
First, it is scrubs (for example, with sugar or salt), which exfoliate the skin, improve the blood circulation and tone of the skin.
Secondly, it is creams with such components as caffeine, ivy extracts, algae, ginkgo biloba, and nicotinic acid. Still most of these creams do not work if their use is not accompanied by regular training.
But while eliminating cellulite it is important to bear in mind that fat is needed by the female body to produce enough hormones, especially during pregnancy and breast-feeding. For this reason it is recommended not to fight cellulite in the first and second stages, but instead focus on a healthy lifestyle: your benefits will be more.