What looks like cottage cheese and is sometimes referred to as "orange peel skin"? If you guessed cellulite you are right. With temperatures rising and the presence of summer beginning to show, putting on that cute summer dress or wearing shorts is a more common occurrence these days. Having your body look and feel its best will bring on a new sense of confidence and poise.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is not a disease nor caused only by an excess of body fat. Cellulite can happen to anyone. It is directly correlated to genetics, hormones, poor diet, hypothyroidism, and lack of exercise.
These factors can affect the circulatory and lymphatic functions of the thigh area, allowing the fat cells found in the deepest layer of the skin to swell and expand constricting the flow of nutrients to skin cells along with the breakdown of the connective tissue that securely holds these tissues together. As the fat cells bulge through the cracks of weakened connective tissue or Collagen, the skin begins to resemble the appearance of cottage cheese.
With circulation comprised and stagnant bodily fluids present in the lower extremities the cells are swimming in metabolic waste and unable to receive nutrients and water from the added pressure, the proper functioning of the skin is now it question.
How Do I Get Rid Of Cellulite?
To keep the body in tip top shape, a healthy, balanced diet is essential. Start by eliminating foods saturated with hydrogenated oils and laced with sugars to decrease the amount of toxins and fat deposits within the body. Eating healthy will not only provide the body with energy but with antioxidants and nutrients to support and maintain the structure of connective tissue and Collagen, which when depleted or damaged can contribute to cellulite.
Cellulite is a specialty skin concern and in order to alter the appearance and drive results, targeting the origin of the issue which resides within the dermis through various creams, massage, and specialized treatments is one treatment option that can help.
Our Varix Firming Scrub, Firming Mask and Firming Lotion can work wonders especially when used consistently and without breaking the bank. These products combine high concentrations of astringent and anti-oxidant herbal extracts along with tissue tightening seaweeds and algaes to firm and tighten, loose, crepey or orange peel skin.
Supplementing the diet with targeted nutrients is also beneficial to allow the body to manage, cope, and balance the flow of blood and reduce toxins throughout the lower extremities. The root of true beauty originates from the way we nourish ourselves from within, through 'internal skincare" lasting visible results will be more likely to follow.
Tips to get rid of Cellulite & Veins
- Eat a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables
- Take a multivitamin and an Omega 3,6,9 Fatty Acid supplement daily
- Take our Vein Health Herbal Extract 2-3 times per day
- Exercise and massage the area to increase circulation & lymphatic drainage
- Apply our Cellulite Firming products:
Painful Varicose Veins and Ugly Spider Veins
Not only is cellulite an issue for most women, but also varicose and spider veins can develop over the course of time. As the valves in the veins begin to fail, decreasing the vein cell integrity and increasing the pressure of the blood passing through the veins, this constant state of pressure weakens the pliability of the veins and eventually the veins collapse, pooling blood to the surface. This creates the appearance of varicose and spider veins.
Simple things like avoiding salt to eliminate water retention and bloating can help reduce pressure, even wearing compression stockings to increase circulation, or doing a series of hot/cold packs to the legs in thirty minute increments are easy alternatives. The skin is the body's largest organ and next to regular application of products and treatments; one must be consistent to their routine.
A conscious effort to develop healthy habits and a consistent dose of targeted actives toward a particular skin concern will achieve results. In this case of working with cellulite and veins, antioxidants like Vitamin C and E will be great to prevent inflammation, while astringents like Witch Hazel and Horse Chestnut will tighten and tone, while herbs like Ginkgo and Gotukola will promote circulation. If you suffer from painful varicose veins or unsightly spider veins, try our Vein Health Dietary Supplement for more antioxidant support.
While there isn't a topical "cure" for cellulite or visible veins, you can reduce their appearance, reduce their formation and feel better with simple changes to your lifestyle and by including these products into your daily routine. With continued use, you'll notice smoother, firmer and more even tone and texture and be beach ready in no time!