Don’t Let Cellulite Take Over
WHAT IS CELLULITE?
Cellulite is persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin.
Diagram of how cellulite forms:
CAUSES OF CELLULITE¹
The causes of cellulite are not well understood, but there are several theories that have been put forth as explanations. Among these are:
Certain genes are required for cellulite development. Genes may predispose an individual to particular characteristics associated with cellulite, such as gender, race, slow metabolism, distribution of fat just underneath the skin, and circulatory insufficiency.
People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, or salt and too little fibre are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
Cellulite may be more prevalent in smokers, those who do not exercise, and those who sit or stand in one position for long periods of time.
Underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks (limiting blood flow) may contribute to the formation of cellulite.
¹This information was gathered from the below website:
TIPS TO GET RID OF CELLULITE
Eat a clean, alkaline, unprocessed diet
In order to remove the toxins from your body, you must first draw them out from where they have accumulated in your cells, tissues and organs.
The way to do this is to consume alkaline forming foods (meaning they leave an alkaline ash in the body). All fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline forming and should make up the largest part of your diet. You might be thinking “can fresh fruits and vegetables really help me to reduce my cellulite?”
Yes, they can when combined with the other tips provided. This is how it works: the alkalinity of these fresh, life force rich foods magnetizes to the acidic toxic matter in your cells, drawing it out so it can be removed from your body. The key is to gradually increase your fresh produce consumption (mostly vegetables) so that you don’t magnetize out more toxicity than the body can remove. Otherwise the toxins will just re-circulate and then re-settle. Baby steps and transition is vital, as is getting in tune with your own body and its signals so you know when to include more or when you are drawing out more toxicity than your body can handle.
Hydrate and flush
You need to drink enough pure, clean water and organic hydration from fresh fruits and vegetables to keep toxins flushing through you. Water is essential to life and it is also essential to reducing and preventing further cellulite. Just think about the effects/look of dehydration: shrivelled, lumpy, aged. This doesn’t make a cellulite free body with smooth, supple skin. Drink pure water every day as the first thing you consume. If you don’t like your water straight up, add some lemon juice or lemon slices. Herbal tea is also great but avoid coffee and tea as much as possible and if you do choose to include them drink extra water and fresh vegetable juice to help counter their dehydrating effects and acidity. Again, fresh vegetable juice is king.
Swap your salt
It can’t get any easier than this: swap your refined salt (table salt) for Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt. Refined salt is extremely acidic and leaches minerals from your body. It is also highly dehydrating (hello cellulite!) and so refined that your body will need to use its vital life force to try to assimilate this dead salt. Refined salt only adds to the accumulation of toxicity in your body. Crystal and sea salt however are alkaline, packed full of beneficial minerals, give to the body rather than take from it and have a fuller flavour.
Skin brushing and massage
Stimulating the lymphatic system (the lymph sits just underneath the surface of your skin) through dry bristle skin brushing and massage helps toxins to be circulated into the elimination channels for release. Skin brushing can specifically target areas of cellulite. Using a skin brush in small circular movements over your thighs, butt and other areas with cellulite for a few minutes a few times per week will help to break down the fatty deposits that cause the dimpled appearance. It is best to start with just a minute of skin brushing and then work your way up to a few minutes at a time. This will help your skin adjust and prevent sensitivity.
Moving and sweating
When you do sweaty exercise you are not only helping stress relief and giving yourself an endorphin rush, you are also expelling toxins through your skin. This is another avenue of elimination that is best not ignored if you want to decrease the appearance of cellulite. It will also help to improve the overall appearance of your body by tightening, toning and lengthening so that even if your cellulite is there, the overall appearance of your body will be more flattering.
In addition to the above, The Wembley MediSpa offers a number of treatments that assist in getting rid of Cellulite. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.