Cellulite is fat cells that have bulged through cell walls into the skin's middle layer, where they pull on connective tissue to create an unattractive, dimpled skin surface. Cellulite progresses through four stages and the sooner you begin to treat it, the more success you will have to get rid of it.
To repair cellulite,you need to strengthen and hydrate your body's cells and the connective tissue in your body. Here's what will help:
# Go on a home detox diet. This means eating lots of fruits and leafy greens. Organic food is better because it contains fewer toxins like pesticides.
# Consider a trip to a detox spa or a health spa if you can afford the cost.
# Avoid junk food, diet soda, processed foods, artificial colors and flavors, and saturated fats such as butter and animal fats.
# Avoid toxins like excessive alcohol and cigarettes.
# Drink a lot of water to hydrate your body and flush out toxins. Eight to ten glasses a day are recommended.
# Brush your skin daily, preferably before bathing. The best is a Tampico Skin Brush made with natural agave plant fiber. This simple technique stimulates blood and lymph flow, removes dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth.
# Maintain your healthiest weight.
# Finish your daily shower with a cold rinse to tone your skin.
# Bathe in a comfortable, warm seaweed bath to re-mineralize and increase circulation, ideally three times a week.
# If the cellulite is severe, avoid high-pressure massage so as not to damage lymphatic function and micro-circulation. Also avoid high-impact exercise.
# Apply an essential oil blend designed to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems to the back of your knees and at the top of your thighs near your bikini line. Naturopathica Deep Forest Bath and Body Oil is a good one.
What Won't Get Rid of Cellulite?
* Wearing inflatable plastic shorts around the house.
* Getting liposuction. In fact, it might make the problem more noticeable.
* Slathering on topical creams and getting body wraps that promise to reduce (temporarily) the diameter of your thigh by one inch. They might help somewhat as long as you follow the lifestyle tips above, but they don't do much on their own.
* Using detox foot pads. The moisture itself turns them dark, not toxins leaving your body.