Natural and Inexpensive Treatments for Cellulite

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Cellulite is a skin condition that gives the appearance of small bumps and ripples under the skin. The bumps are caused by the underlying fat cells growing too large and stretching the natural fiber compartments that hold the skin in the underlying layers of tissue.

"Cellulite" is ordinary fat, but ordinary fat that affects the appearance of the skin. Strands of fibrous collagen tissue connect the skin in the subcutaneous layers and separate compartments that contain fat cells. When fat increases in cell size, these compartments bulge and produce the appearance of bumpy ‘orange peel’ skin.

Women tend to have cellulite more often than men because they have a vertical pattern of collagen in the underlying layer contains fat cells and when fat cells become very large, they bulge out of the chambers and appear as cellulite.

Among men, the pattern of collagen is tighter, diagonally, and they have a thicker skin, so there is less bulging of individual cells of fat.

Also another factor in cellulite is high levels of estrogen because this hormone has a direct effect on the on the holding capacity of fat cells through the increase of alpha-adrenoreceptors, the chemical doorways that tell your fat cells to hold on to their contents.

Poor diet, poor circulation and poor lymphatic circulation can all contribute to the appearance of cellulite.

TREATING SKIN WITH CELLULITE

There are several additional steps you can take to treat cellulite. Consider your skin care plan and refine it to meet the needs of the skin that is prone to swell with fluids, store fat and have poor circulation.

Nutrition: Although cellulite is a skin condition, it is closely related to the storage of excess fat. If you are significantly overweight, you should certainly alter your diet. Food enzyme bromelain can improve overall circulation to your skin and adipose tissue by suppressing the accumulation of fibrin on the walls of blood vessels.

Cellulite Treatment requires a two-pronged approach – one being the reducing of the fat cells themselves, the second being the regeneration of collagen and strengthening of the skin on the outside of swollen fat cells.

Cleaning: To clean your skin, use your washcloth or loufah to massage the area where cellulite occurs. Initially, use a circular motion, then a brushing motion upwards towards the bowels. This will improve circulation and edema, and help remove toxins and metabolic waste in tissues and interstitial spaces in the collagen and fat cells.

Other treatments:

Dry Skin Brushing: Learn to dry brush your skin at least twice a day – once in the morning and then before going to bed. Skin brushing provides many benefits in the treatment of cellulite. First, it is the "exercise" for you skin, and strengthens the underlying dermis and structure of collagen in the subcutaneous layer.

It stimulates growth and tissue repair by increasing blood flow in the region. It also helps eliminate toxins and metabolic waste on the interstitial fluids surrounding the tissues for disposal.


Dry brushing is good for your skin all over. Brush these areas vigorously several times a day, initially in a circular motion and then upwards towards the colon, can improve the appearance of cellulite. You can also use a hand held massager with a brush pad to help you with this to create the same effect.

Hormones: Cellulite is often associated with the use of HRT and the contraceptive pill. High levels of estrogen can cause these drugs increase the ability of fat tissue to store fat and cause it to bulge, pushing the skin and causing cellulite.

If you use the pill for contraception, you can ask your doctor for a formula to low-dose estrogen or in a non-hormonal IUD.

If you are on HRT, you may want to consider switching to a lower dose, adding progesterone cream, or using a weaker formula.

Habits: Get out of the habit of crossing your legs, knees and ankles. This reduces circulation and increases swelling. Try to move regularly, neither sitting nor standing for long periods.

Exercise: Regular exercise is necessary for the improvement of cellulite. Not only does it help reduce the appearance of cellulite by burning fatty acids that are the cause of cellulite. It also improves circulation and helps eliminate toxins from the waste-filled skin.

Wraps: body wraps, both professional and home can improve the appearance of cellulite. Body wraps use a combination of minerals and herbs that stimulate the fat cells to release their contents, they absorb toxins from the skin and reduce swelling.

In general, you will find stimulating herbs such as kelp and algae that stimulate the fat burning process in the cells.

You will find cosmetic clays that eliminate toxins and waste from the pores, and horsetail and horse chestnut that reduce edema (swelling) and provide minerals for strengthening the skin. These formulas are applied to the skin with the use of compression bandages.

Massage, particularly the kind that improves lymph flow, is very good for reducing the appearance of cellulite.

It improves the elimination of metabolic wastes and toxins from the interstitial tissues in the body fat, and gives the skin a smoother appearance.There are many professionals offering massage for cellulite, including lymphatic massage and endermologie, but if it is beyond your budget, you can try a powerful hand portable device as the: 

Aldrah Health Pro Massager

USING SUPPLEMENTS TO REDUCE CELLULITE

Alfalfa: Alfalfa is a natural diuretic that helps balance the body's interstitial fluids and reduces edema and swelling. It is also a phytoprogesterone, which helps balance the excess estrogen that can exacerbate cellulite.

Borage Oil: Borage oil contains high amounts gamma linoleic acid, a fatty acid important for the strengthening of cell walls.

Bromelain: Bromelain is an enzyme naturally present in foods that help to digest proteins. The consumption of bromelain aids in the elimination of the accumulation of fibrin in blood vessels, fine. This improves and increases circulation to the skin and helps repair and rejuvenation.

Horsetail: Horse Chestnut herb contains high levels of the mineral silica, which is used in the repair and maintenance of skin cells.

Cider Vinegar contains an array of important enzymes and helps balance the body's pH. It is also a good source of potassium, which is necessary for fluid balance in the body.

Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides which are easily absorbed and utilized by the body for fuel. He has the ability to stimulate the thyroid gland, which increases body temperature and metabolism and is known to improve the combustion of excess fat.

Ginkgo Biloba is a natural blood thinner that increases the microcirculation of cells of skin and fat.

Gotu Kolu is a natural source of caffeine. Caffeine stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors on the surface of fat cells to release their stores of fatty acids, assist in burning excess fat.

Green tea: Green tea has a mild stimulating effect as well as powerful antioxidants that help the proper replication and repair of skin cells.

MSM: Is an important mineral that is necessary for the repair of skin cells.

EXTERNAL TREATMENTS FOR CELLULITE


Aloe Vera contains alatoin, which soothes and heals the skin. It has been shown clinically to increase microcirculation of the skin and accelerate the healing of skin tissue.

Bentonite clay is a natural mineral clay that is known for its ability to absorb impurities and toxins from the skin through pores.

Horsetail, ginkgo biloba, kelp and green tea also work externally and can be added to lotions or creams to massage problem areas.

Many experts have recommended using coffee grounds as a scrub for cellulite prone areas. The reasons for work as an exfoliant, such as caffeine absorbs into the skin and stimulate beta adrenergic receptors in fat cells to release their contents.

Dead Sea Salts and Kelp  contain powerful minerals that help repair skin cells and the mineral iodine which can help in the metabolism of fat cells beneath.

There are also many commercial formulas and methods for the reduction of cellulite. Most contain caffeine or a similar chemical called theophylline or aminophylline. Many also contain algae, kelp and other herbs.

Always remember that cellulite reduction is a two-step process. The cause of cellulite is oversized fat cells that have extended the structure of collagen under the skin.

The first step is to reduce body fat, and many herbs and nutrients both external and external can accelerate the process.

The second step is to increase the resistance of the skin and bands of collagen in the subcutaneous tissue.

Skin and collagen require vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to rebuild themselves properly. Too much fluid can exacerbate the problem, so the right fluid intake and increased circulation is important.

With a little diligent effort the appearance of cellulite can be reduced.

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