“The human body is the best work of art”Jess C.Scoot
There are so many wonderful things about being woman and a ton of experience we get to have that men will never really understand, but we also find ourselves subjected to heck a lot of pressures.
Magazines, models, film stars and the like all appear to be perfect: they enter and exit pregnancy unflawed, without a glimmer of stretch mark, they parade down the beach in the teensiest of bikinis with washboard abs and dimple-free thighs and they never, ever have fuzz that grows in places it shouldn’t.
Here’s the scoop – all the flawless ladies gracing the red carpet and the cover of Vogue are subjecting themselves to beauty torture each and everyday. From waxing, shaving, plucking, laser, and bleach, lipo sculpting, Venus freeze and endermologie, wraps and scrubs and special massages, detox after detox, personal training session, sweating it up in the sauna, layers and layers of make-up designed to streamline any flaws….and that’s before all those pretty picture are retouched and colour corrected. It really is something that plagues all of us woman, so don’t be fooled by the airbrushed thighs of the models yous see in magazines (trust me, they are not perfect either).
In simple term cellulite is caused by fat deposits under the skin that push the surrounding connective tissue out of shape. It tends to hit the hips, thighs and the butt the worse. Diet and lifestyle can contribute to cellulite but so can hormones and genetic, so there is little point beating yourself about it. Having said that there is things we can do to improve the appearance of dimply skin, and they don’t have to come with a hefty price tag.
Running, swimming, and brisk walking are good forms of exercise for cellulite- they got the blood pumping to those stubborn areas of your body and help to loosen the fat deposit there. Sitting still for long time periods won’t help so if you work a desk job, take a lots of regular breaks- work over to your colleague and talk to them instead of sending an email!
You can also give the following natural remedies a whirl- there are a bunch of quick fixes, or why not try rubbing coffee over your butt instead of drinking it- it will probably do you more good! 🙂
This section is all for woman, young or old, who want a few tips and tricks for feeling confident in their own skin ;). So, here are the cellulite gone away tips and I hope they will give you confidence to feel beautiful in your own skin.
Use a Body Brush
Dry brushing is really cheap and effective way to tackle cellulite. Get yourself a body brush with soft bristles and be sure to use it dry (the clue’s in the name). You can body brush daily and the best time to do is before you step into your morning shower.
Brush in long sweeps towards the heart stimulate your circulation and lymphatic system, releasing toxins and aiding digestion. You’ll also clean the pores and treat your to skin a gentle exfoliation. Starting at your feet, brush up each leg and over the thighs and buttocks, then work from wrist to shoulders. Move the brush anti-clockwise on your stomach and avoid the delicate skin in the breast area. Don’t brush too hard- we want to stimulate the skin. not irritate it!
Scrub with Coffee
Save up your coffee grounds and use then to make this simple home remedy. The caffeine in the coffee helps to stimulate the circulation and tighten the skin; the exfoliating action regenerates the skin cells.
Combine 1/4 cup of coffee grounds with 3 tbsp. brown sugar and 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil to create a paste. Massage into the affected areas of the skin for a few minutes before washing off. Repeat 3 times per week.
Cellulite is the result of fat cells putting strain on connective tissue in your skin. Eating a diet rich in healthy omega 3 fatty acids (found in oily fish, nuts, and seeds) helps make your skin stronger and more elastic. Which all together bad news for skin-dimpling.
Drink Green Tea
While we’re talking about coffee, it’s best not to drink too much of it because a high caffeine intake can contribute to cellulite (seems it’s move beneficial ON the body than INSIDE it- go figure). Stick to one cup of coffee a day maximum and then opt for green tea instead- it contains powerful antioxidants called catechins that help to remove toxins from the body.
Gelatin is a great source of dietary collagen, the protein that the body need to build cells, tissues, and organs. It support skin, hair, and nail growth and can help to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Years ago our diets would have included way more gelatin from eating all the parts of animal, but these days the most delicious way to consume is probably from eating nourishing bone broth. Unless you are into that (and if you are, I doubt you’d want to eat it everyday), you can take gelatin capsules, available from the health-food store, as a supplement.
Detox in the Bath
Epsom salts work wonders for reducing puffiness and drawing toxins from the body. Bathing in them is a super-relaxing way to fight cellulite. Simply add 1/2 cup to your bath and soak away for 20 minutes. After bathing or showering, make sure you moisturize-always!
Those all my quickie cellulite busters tips and tricks. I hope it will be useful for you, all homemade and natural beauty fans :). If you have any other tips and tricks feel free to drop in a comment below. See ya on my next blog, love your own skin in this month of Love 🙂