Cellulite: 9 techniques and remedies (that really work) to get rid of it
To reduce the “orange peel” appearance on the thighs, buttocks and knees, here are 9 methods that work – to test today.
This is not a scoop: all women (or almost) have cellulite. This excess fat which is stored in specific cells (adipocytes) can develop in the hips, thighs and knees: after menopause, we can also have cellulite in the waist, arms and ankles.
There are actually 3 types of cellulite: adipose cellulite gives an “orange peel” appearance when the muscle is contracted and it corresponds to purely fatty storage, without water retention. The watery cellulite, meanwhile, is made up of fat and water retention: it rather affects the legs which take on a swollen, “pole” appearance. Finally, the fibrous cellulite is responsible for an orange peel even without muscle contraction: the skin looks hard and thick.
Anti-cellulite: eat better, move more … and massage!
The causes of the appearance of cellulite are numerous: women are (much) more affected than men because of their sex hormones – mainly estrogen blame.
However, women who smoke and consume a lot of alcohol are at increased risk; Ditto for women who have an unbalanced diet, who are very sedentary, who stress a lot and who drink little. Without forgetting the menopause (which accentuates the storage of fat) and circulatory pathologies (chronic venous insufficiency, for example) …
The best weapons against cellulite? Targeted massages (at home or with a physiotherapist), physical activity and a diet low in salt, fats and sugars. Winning strategies, to be completed with essential oils, plants and / or homeopathy. More than to try!
2/9 – 2 – AROMATHERAPY. Lipolytic, the essential oil of Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica Manet) promotes the decomposition of fatty substances, decongests blood vessels and decreases inflammation. It is used in massage against cellulite by mixing 5 drops of essential oil in 20 drops of vegetable oil. Warning: it is contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, but also in people with epilepsy or suffering from neurological pathologies.
3/9 – 3 – THE SUCTION CUP. A Turkish study published in September 2014 confirms what thousands of women already knew: the anti-cellulite suction cup, it works. This small accessory reproduces the movement of the palpate-roll: we coat it with massage oil, pinch it and place it on the area to be treated before moving the suction cup from the bottom to the top – the first results are visible at after 5 weeks, at the rate of 2 massages of 2 to 5 minutes per day. Warning: avoid the inner thighs (where the venous system is fragile) and stop everything if bruises appear. In addition, the anti-cellulite suction cup is contraindicated in cases of varicose veins.
4/9 – 4 – PHYTOTHERAPY. In addition to massages, herbal medicine can help eliminate cellulite. Thus, meadowsweet tea is draining, anti-inflammatory and diuretic: top when cellulite is accompanied by water retention. To prepare it, we let infuse 50 grams of flowers in 1 liter of water at 60 ° C for 10 minutes, and we drink throughout the day. Warning: the meadowsweet has the same contraindications as aspirin!
5/9 – 5 – DIETTICS. Against cellulite, a food rebalancing is essential! In the section of foods to avoid, there are first of all hyper-salty food products that promote water retention, but also foods that are too sweet and too fatty which contribute to the storage of fat in adipocytes. Also pay attention to draconian diets which, sooner or later, lead to the development of cellulite in reaction to food deprivation suffered by the body … We therefore favor whole foods, fruits and vegetables, and proteins (which “burn “fat to build muscle) without excess. Without forgetting to hydrate well, by choosing a mineral water rich in magnesium!
6/9 – 6 – SPORT. The best sports against cellulite are water aerobics, aquabiking, aquarunning or (quite simply) swimming – with fins it is even more effective. If you don’t like water, turn to the elliptical trainer or dance. The right pace: at least 2 sessions of 30 minutes per week, with intensity!
7/9 – 7 – THE RIGHT EXERCISES. Against cellulite encrusted in the buttocks, opt for the exercise of donkey kicks (in photo): on all fours, resting on your forearms, gaze towards the ground, lift one leg then the other by bending the knee so that your heel is pointing towards the ceiling. Do 15 reps per leg, without a break. Against cellulite of the thighs, the exercise of squats is essential: stand, the legs apart the width of the pelvis, lower the buttocks as if to sit down then go up by making a jump. Do 2 times 15 reps with a (small) break in the middle.
8/9 – 8 – HOMEOPATHY. As a basic treatment, to help destocking fats, we can bet on homeopathy: Graphites 5 CH if the cellulite is manifested in the context of a sedentary lifestyle and a tendency to overweight and / or Natrum Muriaticum 7 CH if cellulite only affects the lower body, with a rather thin bust and / or Aranea Diadema 7 CH in case of chilliness with swollen hands and forearms. Take 5 granules each evening of the 2 most appropriate remedies.
9/9 – 9 – GEMMOTHERAPY. Again, against cellulite, gemmotherapy is a basic treatment that supports physical activity and food rebalancing. In a glass of water, mix 50 drops of Coryllus Avellana bmgd1 and 50 drops of Betula Alba bmgd1 – to buy in pharmacies. We take this remedy every night.
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