Cellulite is the last thing a person would want in their body. The condition often results in skin appearing lumpy (more like an orange-peel skin) and dimpled, mostly around the thighs, hips, and the buttocks (the other body parts may be equally susceptible). For long, people have linked obesity to cellulite. However, cellulite is not only restricted to obese or overweight people. The condition can equally affect people with a desirable body weight. Putting on the extra kilos just makes the condition more prominent. Studies suggest that while cellulite can affect both the sexes, women are at a slightly higher risk than their male counterparts.
Cellulite is one of the most common complications often associated with pregnancy. The hormonal changes or the choice of diet during pregnancy are found to be the main contributing factors, resulting in the unwanted and annoying cellulite. The condition can also be related to an unhealthy lifestyle, age, genetics, as well as stress and anxiety. Post pregnancy, women try out everything under the sun to get rid of cellulite. As difficult as it may sound, there are effective tips available to get rid your body of these unwanted cellulite depositions.
Keep your body well hydrated:
Accumulation of toxins can aggravate the condition of cellulite. Thus, it is important to flush out the harmful toxins from your body. A well-hydrated body will be able to eliminate the toxins effectively. Drink water and healthy fluids (coconut water, fresh fruit juice, or healthy vegetable soup) at regular intervals (2-3 litres daily). Avoid processed and packaged juice, aerated drinks, and beverages as much as you can. These will do your body more harm than good.
Seek timely medical assistance:
During pregnancy, hormonal changes can trigger cellulite. Thus, before trying out self-remedies, consult a doctor to know the exact cause. An accurate diagnosis will make the respective treatment more fruitful.
Your diet can play a pivotal role to alleviate the condition of cellulite. Post pregnancy, a mother is expected to eat a healthy, nutritious, and balanced diet. Salamon, a rich source of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid is a powerful food that can help to reduce cellulite. It is known to repair the skin tissues and also prevent the accumulation of harmful toxins in the blood vessels, thus improving the condition. Some other foods that can work wonders to reduce cellulite include saffron, olive oil, dark chocolates, whole grains, vegetables (spinach, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes), fruits (pink grapefruit, orange, watermelon, banana, apricots, apple, berries, especially blueberries and blackberries), green tea, apple cider vinegar, to name a few.
Exercise and physical activities:
For a new mother, finding time for herself is a Herculean task, but this is what you exactly need to do to get rid of the cellulite. The exercise, particularly the strength training as well as the weight lifting can be helpful. The main idea is to lose the extra calories and the cellulite in the process. 30 minutes of exercise every day, practised diligently is all that you need to shed the unwanted extra pounds. Women who had a C-section should consult a doctor before trying out any exercise. For women, who are stressed out, meditations, sound sleep, yoga, breathing exercise can prove to be beneficial.
Yes, you heard it right! You can body brush to get rid of cellulite. All you need is a soft brush and a precious 5 minutes from your hectic schedule. Slowly and gently start brushing the affected part of the body. With gentle and brisk strokes, move upwards (towards the abdomen) in a clockwise motion. While in this position, make sure your arms are moving towards the heart. This body brushing on a regular basis will bring about a remarkable improvement.