Cellulite. Most people would agree that this it’s not a pleasant conversation to bring up. The dreaded cottage cheese or orange peel thighs are not a good look for anyone no matter your size or age.
There is a valid reason why most women are repulsed by cellulite and the way it makes their thighs look—because for every 10 women out there, there are 8 who have it but don’t want it.
In the meanwhile, there is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed because you have a few pockets and dimples in reserve. The big take away from this article is to love your body and all of its flaws and appreciate it for all that it does to keep you alive and working properly.
More exciting news is that you can cut down or even eliminate cellulite! There are a few things you can do to get your body firmer and leaner and decrease the appearance of cellulite. First let’s cover the facts about cellulite, what it is, and why you get it and then dive into ways that you can reduce the appearance of it on your body. No more bikini shame ladies!
Cellulite is the word used to describe the deposit of fat cells underneath the skin, usually found in the midsection and lower pelvic region area—such as on the thighs and buttocks.
The formation of cellulite in the body can be the result of many factors that include but not limited to hormonal changes, your age and genetic makeup, and poor diet and lifestyle choices.
While each of these factors have something to do with the appearance of cellulite, there is always one underlying culprit—that is the accumulation of toxins in the body.
Picture this: We have spent most of our lives eating processed and packaged foods, processed sugars and salts, red meat or any other animal protein, chemicals, pesticides and preservatives, etc.—enough to have turned our bodies into a toxic environment!
Now look at the chemicals in our environment and air pollution inside and outside our homes that you have been exposed to for years. You also may have smoked, drink or took drugs (including pharmaceuticals) for days, weeks, months or years at a time.
All of this will add up to a whole lot of toxins that your body is not able to remove fully while you continue to be exposed to the air pollution and chemicals and eat a poor diet.
The toxins that accumulate in the body get stored into your fat cells to minimize the amount your critical organs are exposed to. This is why a slim person with an unhealthy lifestyle can be at a greater risk of disease and symptoms than a person who is a little overweight and has an unhealthy lifestyle. Those types of people have a little more cushion for the body to store toxins in and the vital organs are less impacted by being exposed to those additional toxins. The cottage cheese- looking pockets of your cellulite are where the toxins are stored.
As if that won’t make anyone feels embarrassed or ashamed, imagine how your cellulite will look 10 years down the road. Now imagine 20 years.
You will have built up so much toxicity in your body over time that it will start to show in your cellulite (not to mention other unpleasant symptoms and diseases).
The best way to eliminate cellulite is by getting rid of the accumulation of toxins from your body and putting an end to any further buildup of those toxins. Below are some tips that you can use to not only clean out your system, but also to smooth away the cellulite.
Consume a lot of fruits and vegetables
Hydrate and flush out your system
Limit your salt intake
Massage and skin brushing
Dry brushing the skin daily with a skin brush helps to release toxins and stimulates the lymphatic system which sits beneath the surface of the skin. This technique specifically target areas of cellulite. Brushing your thighs in small circular motion a few minutes each day will help to break down fatty deposits that can cause the cottage cheese appearance or dimples.
Sweat it out!
Avoid using skin thinning creams