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You don’t have to be overweight or a certain age or gender to get cellulite; in fact, it’s something 93% of women have, most commonly on the upper thighs and buttocks. In men, cellulite is less frequently noticed because it appears most often around the waist and abdomen.
Let’s look into some practical and effective tips to reduce appearance of cellulite;
Exercise regularly - Strength training is the cheapest cellulite treatment out there! When you do sweaty exercise you are not only helping stress relief and giving yourself an endorphin rush, you are also expelling toxins through your skin.
Hydrate and flush - You need to drink enough pure, clean water and organic hydration from fresh fruits and vegetables to keep toxins flushing through you. Water is essential to life and it is also essential to reducing and preventing further cellulite. Drink pure water every day as the first thing you consume. If you don’t like your water straight up, add some lemon juice or lemon slices.
Eat a clean, alkaline and unprocessed diet - In order to remove the toxins from your body, you must first draw them out from where they have accumulated in your cells, tissues and organs. The way to do this is to consume alkaline forming foods. All fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline and should make up the largest part of your diet. You might be thinking “can fresh fruits and vegetables really help me to reduce my cellulite?” Yes, they can when combined with the other tips provided. This is how it works: the alkalinity of these fresh, life force rich foods magnetises to the acidic toxic matter in your cells, drawing it out so it can be removed from your body. The key is to gradually increase your fresh produce consumption (mostly vegetables) so that you don’t magnetise out more toxicity than the body can remove. Otherwise the toxins will just re-circulate and then re-settle.
Swap your salt - It can’t get any easier than this: swap your refined salt (table salt) for Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt. Refined salt is extremely acidic and leaches minerals from your body. Crystal and sea salt however are alkaline, packed full of beneficial minerals, give to the body rather than take from it and have a fuller flavour, if you can notice the difference at all!
Skin brushing and massage - Stimulating the lymphatic system (the lymph sits just underneath the surface of your skin) through dry bristle skin brushing and massage helps toxins to be circulated into the elimination channels for release. Skin brushing can specifically target areas of cellulite. Using a skin brush in small circular movements over your thighs, butt and other areas with cellulite for a few minutes a few times per week will help to break down the fatty deposits that cause the dimpled appearance. It is best to start with just a minute of skin brushing and then work your way up to a few minutes at a time. This will help your skin adjust and prevent sensitivity. Moisturising after dry brushing is essential.
Now it’s time for you to put these tips to work. Pick one to start and get that happening in your daily life, like swapping your salt. Then pick another and tackle that one. You could try one new tip per day or one new tip per week until you have them all a part of your regular life. Keep it up and you will see results!
We love the phrase “progress, not perfection.” The truth is, getting completely cellulite-free skin may not be attainable. The models you see in the magazines have been spray-tanned and photo-shopped so many times, any hint of cellulite they possess is not going to show up on the glossy pages of your magazine. However, if you try the tips listed above, you can clean and tone your body and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
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