It never fails, you hop out the shower and as you towel dry yourself, you look down and low and behold there it is, cellulite. That bumpy, “orange peel” look on the fleshy areas of your body, is caused by the accumulation of toxic deposits in the fatty tissues.
Lets see how to get rid of cellulite with some spa cellulite treatments you can try -
Influences and Environmental Factors:
Cellulite occurs in people of all ethnicity and its development is influenced by heredity, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, hormone levels and age. Fluid retention, a sedentary lifestyle, diets rich in processed foods and poor circulation can contribute to the development of cellulite.
According to research weight loss and exercise can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Performing aerobic exercises 3-5 times per week and resistance exercise 2-3 times per week, particularly working the muscles where cellulite tends to accumulate. Especially effective are side leg raises, low cable pulley work targeting the hips and thighs, squats, lunges, and stair climbing or bench stepping
Home Spa Treatments:
A number of devices, creams, lotions, supplements and clothing products are available for reducing cellulite. Various massage creams and lotions designed to reduce cellulite are available for home use. Most of these produces contain chemicals from the methamphetamine family, including aminophylline, theophylline and caffeine. Methylxanthines are known to break down fat deposits. Herbal ingredients designed to improve circulation may also be present. Scientific studies have shown a small reduction in thigh measurements with some of these preparations, they’re generally not as effective as laser or massage therapies. However, combined with a healthy diet and exercise program, they can help in temporarily improving the appearance of cellulite.
Anti-cellulite Massage -
Direct alternating hot and cold water to the affected area using a powerful shower head. Switch between hot and cold every 30 seconds for five minutes. Now brush the affected area with a dry natural bristle bush. Always brush in the direction of the heart.
Rub the skin with sea salt using a sisal mitt. Work in the direction of the heart and make sure that you use light, circular motions.
Have a warm bath, then massage your body with vitamin E oil to smooth the skin’s texture. Mix three drops grape fruit & three drops rosemary aroma essential oils with 2tsp. (10ml) sweet almond oil. Now massage the oil based mixture into areas of cellulite.
Anti-cellulite Wrap-Strawberry & Ginger Body Wrap-
Ginger has a effect on the skin and is an fantastic circulatory stimulant and strawberry has cleansing, astringent properties.
Ingredients are 2 ginger roots where each 4in (10cm) long,4tbsp (60ml) kaolin clay powder and also 15 big strawberries
Put all of the above ingredients into a min blender & whiz for one-two minute. If this mixture is too slippy to stick to the ones body then add more kaolin powder until achieve the consistency of the thick paste.
Apply wrap to areas affected by poor circulation or cellulite . Wrap your body in a metal foil then lie down for 15 to 20 minutes. After this rinse off this wrap with little warm water. Turn the warm water to cooler for the last 15 seconds, then pat dry.
One of the most popular massage treatments for cellulite is endermologie, which was developed in France and has been used in spas since the mid-1990s. endermologie techniques, which are reported to redistribute fat, use an electrically powered external device that suctions and massages affected areas. Treatments typically last for 30-45 minutes, and 10-12 treatments are usually needed before significant results are seen. Regular follow-up or maintenance treatments (weekly) are important for continued results.
The FDA has approved two light-therapy laser devices, TriActive and VelaSmooth for the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite. Similar to Endermologie, laser treatments require multiple treatment sessions followed by maintenance sessions for sustained results. Laser/massage treatments are more expensive than massage treatments.
Shoes and Clothing:
Various shoes are reported to reduce cellulite by massaging and stimulating thigh muscles. The effects are attributed to the shoe’s raised sole. This change is reported to tone muscles and improve circulation.
Medisana Micro-Massage shorts and leggings are reported to reduce cellulite by stimulating lymphatic drainage and circulation via continuous compression and increased heat. These garments are made of a 3-layer latex/cotton fabric with a rubberized core. Lytess Orange Peel Sleeves are worn on the arms to reduce upper arm sagging and dimpling. Farm cell Milk Shorts are a similar cellulite-boosting garment made of poly-amide and a milk fiber blend intended to moisturize, smoothie, and stimulate circulation. Firming , sweet almond, and mango butter are woven into the fabric and gradually released as the Polyester Elastane sleeves are worn under regular clothing.
A number of dietary supplements are marketed as treatments for cellulite reduction. These supplements contain combinations of ingredients used to improve circulation and reduce fluid retention including bladder wrack, sweet clover, grape seed oil, ginkgo balboa, vitamin E, soy lecithin, and omega-3 oils. Although there are anecdotal reports of supplements reducing cellulite, there have been no formal scientific studies to back up these claims. Products containing iodine or thyroid extracts should be avoided as they may trigger thyroid imbalances.
In addition to these at home treatments, you will also need to get plenty of exercise, and avoid indulgences such as tea, coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. You also need to drink plenty of water, eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and exfoliate at least once a week to boost circulation to affected areas. You will also need to carry out body wrap treatments at least twice a week along with daily massages with a hand or massage roller. This will help to achieve visible and lasting results.
*If you have severe cellulite and looking for how to get rid of cellulite treatments options for severe cellulite , see your doctor for cellulite laser treatments.