Friday, December 14, 2012

How to get rid of cellulite

Cellulite is a fat trapped in the network of connective tissue. This phenomenon causes uneven and loose skin, which has the appearance of "orange peel". It occurs most commonly in the hips, thighs and abdomen (stomach) - with 90 percent of women, regardless of age and obesity. 

To better understand what cellulite is, we should start from the structure of the skin.

The skin consists of three layers: the top - the epidermis, the middle - the dermis (where there are hair follicles, sebaceous glands, blood vessels, nerve endings and connective tissue) and lower - subcutaneous tissue.

Subcutaneous tissue is also composed of three parts, the first of these three layers - in fact the place where the subcutaneous tissue of cellulite occurs. The upper layers of subcutaneous fat is described as standing oily areas, which are separated by connective tissue. When partially penetrate into the dermis, giving skin a relaxed and rugged appearance, characteristic of cellulite.

Skin condition related to cellulite worsens with age, especially after the thirties. The reason for this lies in the fact that the dermis reaches its maximum density to 30 years, after which a reduction in the production of elastin and collagen. This allows the fat cells to more easily penetrate into the dermis, the skin is reflected as a decrease in muscle tone and distinctive appearance of orange peel.

What is the cause of these women's "attack"?

Hormones play the main role. Initiates the appearance of cellulite especially estrogen (most important of all hormones), and therefore the appearance of cellulite in pregnancy inevitable. Estrogen makes fat cells "sticky," which is why they are grouped into clusters and thus further enhance the appearance of cellulite.Another hormone, which is also an important influence, are: insulin, catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine), thyroid hormone, and prolactin (influences the formation of cellulite in the lactation period).

Apart from them, and genetic factors affecting the appearance of cellulite, then poor blood and lymph circulation, inadequate diet (fatty and salty foods, alcohol, carbohydrates, insufficient fluid intake and fiber), fat present in the body, age, obesity skin, smoking, physical inactivity, narrow clothes, sitting and standing in the same position for a long time, and stressful lifestyle, which causes the secretion of catecholamines (adrenaline).

How to deal with cellulite?

Whatever causes the appearance of cellulite, it is important to discover the cause of its origin and find appropriate remedies and treatments that can alleviate and eliminate it. For optimum performance in the fight against this attack, which occurs in 90 percent of the female population, it is necessary to include other aspects of the fight - a proper and balanced diet, increased fluid intake, exercise ...

-Proper nutrition is a major factor in the treatment of cellulite. Reduce your intake of refined foods, coffee and alcohol. Use organic foods whenever, and as much as possible, eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.You need to drink plenty of water or herbal teas. Zinc, vitamin C and B complex vitamins are also recommended. All these measures have to be combined with physical exercises that are specifically focused on the areas of the body prone to cellulite.

-Cellulite massage oils and lymphatic drainage are very important in the fight against cellulite - reducing congestion ("accumulation" of blood in the tissue) and improve microcirculation, stimulating lymphatic drainage and detoxification. The massage increases the skin tone, which contributes to the reduction of perforated and relaxed-looking skin.

-In recent years, all the modern application of physical and mechanical methods to remove cellulite, such as iontophoresis, ultrasound, thermotherapy, Endermology (LPG) - including the costly methods.

How to choose the right product for the treatment of cellulite?

A number of substances used in the fight against cellulite. They, above all, to act on the fat and connective tissue, but also on the microcirculation. The most commonly used methylxanthines, then the amino acid L-carnitine, as well as plant Gotu Kola (stimulate the production of collagen and elastin), ginkgo biloba, rutin, essential oils of grapefruit (stimulates lymphatic drainage), mandarin (detoxification and accelerate blood circulation), cypress ( stimulate circulation), rosemary (boosts microcirculation and detoxification), geranium (universal skin care) ... Caffeine penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, which causes the breakdown of fat, while ginkgo biloba in these preparations improves microcirculation in the dermis and thus speeds up the cleansing.

Of the many anti-cellulite products, best anti-cellulite effect give milk and massage oils, creams for skin tightening, and regular use of the peel (the critical zone is applied to the palms in a circular motion). All ingredients used in therapeutic doses.

When is the best effect of these drugs?

To ingredients in products had the effect must be dissolved in natural substrates (oils, creams), which can reach the target fatty tissue.

Artificial Turf and paraffin oil clogs the pores and prevents the penetration of active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin, where it should exert its effect and produce tangible results.

The appearance of cellulite is one of the adverse effects that occurs during pregnancy and after childbirth.Pregnancy and motherhood can change your body, but also your desire to feel and look natural and beautiful, and the use of natural products in this period even more important.

Arm yourself with patience and a smile, and go into battle - because the sun has come out already!

Two types of cellulite

First Look under pressure, or when we cross legs - on our thighs or buttocks. They have it almost all women.

Second It looks like orange peel. In this case, the skin looks in the supine position, and requires special care and treatment.

Pitfalls in the treatment of cellulite

The most common errors are:

● Energetic and strong anti-cellulite massage is effective in the fight against cellulite.

Cellulite is only two to five millimeters below the skin surface, so that proper anti-cellulite massage should be batched and moderate pressure. As such, it will not lead to tissue contusions, varicose veins and bruising.

● Liposuction

Not a very successful method in treating cellulite.

● Fast weight

Do not give any effects, but only slow down your metabolism, so that a great weight loss does not guarantee the disappearance of cellulite.

● wrapping the critical zones in foil and plastic sheeting

They will not give the expected results. On the contrary, these treatments will only prevent skin breathing and detoxification, and create an ideal substrate for bacterial growth.

● Any oil is good for massage.

On the contrary, anti-cellulite massage with paraffin oil will give a much weaker effects of massage natural base oils (olive, almond, grape seed ...), which are dissolved in a suitable plant oils.

● The use of oral anti-cellulite products (tablets, powders, teas) will solve the cellulite.

These products can only be aids in the treatment of cellulite, but they alone will not rid orange peel.

● Natural detoxification of the body provides a sauna if used properly and regularly. 

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