Cellulite generally affects 90% of women and 10% of men, and typically develops in the legs, stomach, and buttocks areas. There are lots of procedures available that are supposed to eliminate cellulite, but here in Revive Active we feel there’s no need to go under a laser or knife to reduce the dimples – there are many ways to get rid of cellulite naturally.
What Causes Cellulite?
Various factors contribute to the formation of cellulite, including diet, hormones, and a lack of exercise. Women generally start seeing cellulite on their bodies between the ages of 25 and 35, and it tends to get worse as you get older.
As women get closer to menopause, their estrogen levels begin to decrease and this leads to a loss of receptors in the blood vessels and thighs. Due to decreased circulation, less oxygen and nutrients reach the area and collagen levels decrease. This causes fat cells to enlarge and protrude through the collagen. The fat cells look bumpy because they push against the connective tissue.
While there’s no cure that will banish cellulite for good, the good news is that many powerful natural treatments exist that can help you lessen cellulite’s unsightly appearance:
Get Rid of Cellulite with Exercise
One of the best methods for eliminating cellulite is exercise. Effective exercise routines for combatting cellulite include aerobic exercise and strength training. Walking regularly can also help slim down your thighs and tone your body. If you are interested in running you can try our 5 weeks to 5km plan.
Eat Cellulite-Busting Foods
Eating processed foods, starches, refined sugars, preservatives, pesticides, and salts leads to the accumulation of toxins in your body. The body stores these toxins in fat cells. One of the keys to treating cellulite is to reduce the amount of toxins in your body because they worsen the appearance of cellulite.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber can help remove toxins from your body and diminish cellulite dimples. The hydration provided by fresh fruits and vegetables flushes toxins out. The high fiber content in whole grains makes you feel full longer, so you eat less.
Although it might sound counter-intuitive, it’s also important to eat fat, but not all fats are created equal. The healthy fats in foods like olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds make you feel more satisfied after meals, which in turn helps you lose weight and reduce cellulite.
Avoid eating too much sugar, which gets stored in fat cells and causes them to expand. You should also limit your salt intake because sodium causes fluid retention, which can make your cellulite look worse. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day to flush out toxins that are hiding in fat layers beneath your skin. Hydration also plumps the skin, making it look less lumpy.
Dry Brush Your Skin
Dry brushing is a popular spa technique and simple way to get rid of cellulite. Dry brushing involves scrubbing your dry skin with a scratchy brush. It improves lymphatic drainage and blood circulation while helping to eliminate the toxins that break down connective tissue. At least 70% of your body’s lymphatic vessels are located right underneath the skin. Dry brushing also plumps the skin temporarily, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Your skin will feel softer and smoother after just one session of dry brushing.
Use Beauty Complex by Revive Active
Beauty Complex by Revive Active is designed to nourish your skin from within. With 7,000mg of Marine Collagen, 100mg Hyaluronic Acid and 100mg of Phytoceramides the formulation is designed to plump and moisturise your skin from the inside out - helping to smooth out the dimples. Beauty Complex is also great for your hair and nails.
Have you tried Beauty Complex yet? It is available online and in all good pharmacies and health food stores for €49.95.