We’ve seen the ‘C’ word on magazine cover after magazine cover and after countless articles there still seems to be some confusion as to what exactly is cellulite? But more importantly, how can we help reduce it?
Cellulite is a term given to fat deposits just below the skin, and there are various reasons cellulite can appear on your body such as hormonal reasons, poor diet and lifestyle, age, and genetic predisposition. Although each of these factors can contribute to cellulite, the underlying common factor in these is that there is an accumulation of toxicity in your body.
Toxin build up can come from eating packaged foods, refined sugars, processed foods, chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, as well as environmental toxins such as pollutants inside and outside your home.
Your body stores toxins in your fat to help minimize toxicity that your vital organs are exposed to. The longer the accumulation of toxin buildup, the more susceptible to cellulite you are. So the key to reducing cellulite Is to remove the accumulation of toxins from your body and prevent further buildup of toxins.
A misconception portrayed on this topic is that you are able to rid cellulite with the use of external creams, much like many health issues, cellulite begins from the inside out, so it is best to tackle it with the same approach. Rather than using external creams, that may contain chemicals, try nourishing your skin with moisturizing natural oils and creams such as coconut oil, almond oil or shea butter.
Here are some helpful tips to help reduce cellulite naturally!
1. Eat a clean, alkaline, unprocessed diet
Consuming alkaline foods such as fresh fruits/veggies will magnetize to the acidic toxic matter in your cells, drawing it out so it can be removed from your body.
Drinking plenty of water will help to flush out toxins in your body while also keeping you hydrated.
3. Dry skin brushing/massage
Stimulating the lymphatic system (just underneath your skin) with dry brushing helps toxins to be circulated into the elimination channels for release. Using a skin brush in small circular movements over areas with cellulite for a few minutes a few times each week will help break down the fatty deposits that cause the dimpled appearance.
4. Get moving
When you sweat you are not only releasing stress, giving yourself an endorphin rush, but you are also expelling toxins through your skin! Exercise is a main key to reducing the appearance of cellulite and overall health and wellbeing.