Cellulite can be stubborn, but it is not impossible to get rid of especially once we reach the peri-menopausal phase of life.
Cellulite is caused by fat cells that have expanded beneath our skin, and they look uneven because they push against our tissues. The normal dimpling of the skin occurs as the subcutaneous fat breaks past the cell wall and into the connective tissue. Topical use of essential oils can be very beneficial especially when combined with dry skin brushing.
Adding grapefruit, wild orange, lavender, lemon and cinnamon combinations of oils to your dry skin brushing brings extra circulation to the cells beneath the skin.
Cellulite Eraser Cream
1/4 cup Cold pressed coconut oil
1/2 cup Organic Shea butter
3 Tbsp Olive oil
30 drops Grapefruit
20 drops Wild Orange
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Lemon
Melt coconut oil & shea butter. Add all other ingredients. Let harden slightly & whip. Store in glass container.
Dry brush skin in circular motion on affected areas.
Apply cream & massage over areas previously dry brushed.
*consistency is key* apply daily!
I know ladies who come to my treatment room who worry about the appearance of cellulite and feel that it has become more obvious during peri-menopause.
Cellulite is commonly found in the thigh area, at the back of our arms, and on our butts. Adding some of these foods to your diet may help you reduce your cellulite and prevent more. Including these techniques into your self-care regime will also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Sunflower seeds:
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins E and B6, zinc, and potassium. These nutrients help repair tissue connections by metabolizing the protein in your body. They can also help remove excess water from your body, which is responsible for making your cellulite look more visible and prominent. As a side note, sunflower seeds are very salty and can make your mouth dry; be sure to hydrate appropriately.
Salmon is beneficial for your overall health, including toward eliminating the cellulite on your body. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which strength, and repair tissue connections. They also contain properties that reduce inflammation in your body and curb your appetite. Salmon can remove toxins that build up in your bloodstream and in your tissues.
- Dark-coloured berries:
Dark berries like blueberries and blackberries come in handy for trying to get rid of body cellulite. These berries stimulate the production of collagen, which is responsible for creating new skin tissue and maintaining its colour and texture. These berries and their antioxidant properties can also break down the fat that is attached to the connective tissue due to their antioxidant properties. This allows the skin to push fat cells below the surface so that your skin does not appear lumpy and uneven.
- Hot peppers and chili:
Hot peppers contain vitamin B6, which helps restore the health of your connective tissues. Their antioxidant and metabolism-boosting properties can help burn the fat cells responsible for cellulite. Hot peppers and chili can also flush out toxins from your body and reduce fat storages by regulating the flow of your blood circulation.
- Herbal teas and water:
Herbal teas and water are the best and the easiest way to flush out harmful toxins and reduce those lumpy fat storages in cellulite. Make it a habit to drink loads of water throughout the day and drink green tea or any other herbal tea after each meal to help get rid of those uneven and lumpy fat cells stuck beneath your tissues.
- Dark chocolate:
Dark chocolate can be beneficial for your health if eaten first thing in the morning. Dark chocolate is not only delicious, but it can play a huge role in firing up your metabolism and aiding in your weight loss and fat loss. It contains antioxidant properties that help break down fat cells, improve the overall functioning of your cells, and help build new cells.
In addition to these foods, you can also add other foods that contain antioxidant properties like hummus, olive oil, saffron, apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice, broccoli, oranges, turmeric, garlic, watermelon, grapefruit, apricots, and tomatoes.
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Yours in health and wellness,
Trish Tucker May