We see women every day who are concerned about cellulite. Not only on the thigh and bum area, but on other areas such as the abdomen and arms. Did you know that 90% of woman deal with the unwanted appearance of cellulite?
Cellulite does not discriminate. You can be thin and fit and still suffer from cellulite – making this even more annoying to combat.
Try these 7 tips to help you keep cellulite at bay!
1. Load up on antioxidant-rich foods
Antioxidants are our defence against free radicals, which cause damage to the skin, and can contribute to cellulite. Antioxidants are found in foods such as goji berries, blueberries, and acai berries. We recommend you try mixing them in a smoothie with dark chocolate almond milk for a delicious cellulite fighting treat!
2. Ditch the saturated fats
These unhealthy fats can lead to poor circulation and reduce the body’s ability to deliver nutrients to skin cells. This results in our fat cells “clumping” together to create textural issues and ultimately cause cellulite.
3. Ditch your morning coffee and go green
Although coffee itself does not cause cellulite, it can enhance the problem. Coffee is a diuretic, which means that it dehydrates the body. Dehydration has been linked to the creation and appearance of cellulite. Green tea, on the other hand, is hydrating and has been found to be effective for reducing signs of cellulite, increasing energy expenditure, and assisting with weight loss.
4. Switch up your salt
We all know that salt isn’t good for us. Refined salt is extremely acidic and leaches minerals from your body, drying you out and making it much more difficult to reduce signs of cellulite. Try using Himalayan crystal salts as a substitute for traditional table salt. Crystal and sea salts are alkaline, packed full of beneficial minerals, and give to the body rather than take from it.
5. HIIT the gym!
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is a perfect way to burn calories, reduce fat and boost circulation. By increasing muscle tone we can help disguise cellulite. Exercise also improves lymphatic drainage, which carries toxins away from cells.
6. Eliminate toxins
We aren’t just talking about the obvious tobacco, drugs and alcohol, but processed foods. These foods contain high levels of sugar and chemical additives which affect the skin and contribute to the formation of cellulite. Try to eat a clean diet rich in whole foods and drink plenty of water. Not only will it benefit you towards your cellulite-free goals, but it will improve many other skin conditions. A healthy diet is really a key factor in creating perfect skin.
7. Up your topical game
Dry brushing – a technique of simply brushing cellulite prone areas with a soft bristle brush – or deep manual massage can give a fresher, smoother appearance. The motion improves circulation and helps flush waste and toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system. Pair this with a professional cellulite cream, like our personal favourite, Janssen Cellulite Contour formula. It contains anti-oxidants and elements that prevent the formation of fatty cells that leave you with cellulite.
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