Cellulite can affect more than 90% of women. Cellulite is completely natural and harmless, and while mostly genetically passed down, it is caused by poor circulation and fat pockets. What we eat, how we exercise and move all have an effect. Genetics, hormones, and age also play a role. Most of us have or will get cellulite irrespective of our body shape, and unfortunately, it’s something that will never go away but can be managed.
Magazine covers, billboards, TV, and social media are quick to cover up, enhance and erase cellulite. Resulting in us, as woman feeling disappointed and confused as to why we have cellulite. The reality is, almost all women do experience cellulite and while that’s a part of life and we believe in loving the skin you’re in…there are natural and safe ways to help aid cellulite appearance and symptoms. There isn’t a magic cure for cellulite and a simple scrub won’t eliminate the dimples however understanding what cellulite is and applying a wholesome approach in tackling the problem can help with our skin and body confidence.
Taking care of your body from within can also help decrease signs of cellulite. Reducing processed and high-sugar foods is a must, increase your fibre intake and focus on nourishing your body rather than eating foods that may lead to the accumulation of toxins and fats in the body. Dehydration can make cellulite more noticeable. So, keep up that water intake! Water can flush your body and remove unwanted, nasty toxins that can cause cellulite.
Additionally, there are some at home treatments to manage cellulite and its appearance.
Scrubs - Exfoliating scrubs can help remove dead skin cells resulting in a more even, smooth look on the skin. Exfoliating can help reduce effects of cellulite and can also help reduce the appearance. It is also the perfect first step to your ultimate body care pamper morning or night.
The beauty of dry brushing - Your lymphatic system uses your skin to help detox. As we age, our skin becomes less efficient at detoxing and less effective at naturally shedding our dead skin cells. That’s where dry body brushing can help. Dry brushing is an effective way to give our skin that extra boost to exfoliate, unclog pores, and promote the excretion of toxins. This can help eliminate the bumps on your skin resulting in a much smoother looking texture. Read here about dry brushing.
Massage with body oil or moisturiser – One thing specialist say that can help with the appearance of cellulite is regular massage. It improves poor circulation which is a big cause of cellulite while also assisting with lymphatic drainage of toxins, another big cause. Adding in a Gua Sha to the mix is even better. See below.
Gua Sha application helps to increase circulation, loosen muscle knots, hydrate fascia and drain lymph. By using Gua Sha on your body you release tension in the fascia, helping to redistribute fat under the skin creating a more even, glowy look to the skin. Pairing your Gua Sha and body oil can create the full lymphatic drainage experience that your body will thank you for!
Applying these steps into your body care routine can help aid the appearance and symptoms of cellulite. However just remember most of us…even those gorgeous models you follow on Instagram experience cellulite. So please don’t be too hard on that beautiful body of yours xx