There are a wide variety of home remedies that you can use to help you defeat cellulite in a natural and non-invasive way, but it is also necessary to understand what causes them and how we can face the problem to prevent them.

Scientifically, cellulite is not, unlike what many believe, a simple aesthetic manifestation, but a disease . It is a lipodystrophy of which its origin is unknown, although its name began to be used in 1870.

How to prepare the skin to eliminate cellulite

María Graciana and Ernestina Ferreira, assure that the modeling massage removes extra centimeters so it can help treat cellulite. The technique consists of lowering the hyperthermia of the tissue , oxygenate the blood and drag out toxins.

Currently there are various methods to shape the body: cold bandages, algae, gels that produce vasoconstriction, iontophoresis devices, foam, cryotherapy, thermogenesis, mud therapy and reducing caffeinated nanospheres.

Homemade recipes to beat cellulite

Adjusting the skin in an adequate way to the needs of each person and the period of the year to which it is exposed requires precise information in this regard and is a preliminary and fundamental step to begin to defeat cellulite .

On the matter, Monica Luraschi , chemical analyst and cosmiatra, who develops products, gives classes on the elaboration of the same and guides the treatments: “ To fine-tune the skin of our body, it is convenient to start with a polishing, which has as In order to extract the dead cells that dull and dry it excessively, “he explained.

Polishing can be done mechanically, with a silica cream or abrasive, and chemically with glycolic. A mechanical polish takes 5 minutes on the face and 15 minutes on the body, it can be done at home with a polishing cream and yogurt .

Polishing should be done once a week. When the skin is polished the interstitial spaces of the cells are more separated and it favors the penetration of any substance that one can implant in the tissue.

Then it is necessary to incorporate a nourishing and moisturizing cream that contains a good percentage of liposomes and a few drops of glycolic acid to offer the skin the necessary acidity and vitamins.

In general, the skin during the fall and winter requires more emollients and lubricants, especially around the eyes where it is thinner and more exposed. See here more information about homemade scrubs with coffee for cellulite

Homemade gels to eliminate cellulite

Cosmetologist Luraschi offers a series of “recipes” for the home making of some gels and baths. A whole arsenal to take care of the skin and fight against cellulite.

Homemade gel polish recipes

To prepare the skin before using the reducing gels, you must mix a tablespoon of neutral gel with a polished pumice stone , silica or sand. Massage the area with circular movements for 3 or 5 minutes, then remove with warm water, this will help reduce cellulite while stimulating blood flow.

Herbal gel

Mix 100 g of neutral gel, 20 cm3 of centella gingko biloba extract and 5 cm3 of arnica extract. Massage the areas to be treated for 20 minutes and remove with cold water. It reduces without attacking and is harmless in case of allergies.

Seaweed gel

Mix a part of hot water with a part of water and three of clay, massage for 10 minutes and then brush with paraffin and cover with plastic, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Cold gel

To prepare this cold gel you will need to mix 200 g of neutral gel with half a tablespoon of mints dissolved in 50 cm3 of alcohol.

Application mode:

Spread in the area to be treated and cover with a plastic film. Reduces, refreshes the skin and decongests areas with cellulite or flaccidity .

Special baths

Recipe to prepare a natural decongestant: Mix in a saucepan and boil, 80 g of chamomile, 40 g of sage, 40 g of calendula, 40g of vegetarian, 20 drops of orange blossom water, 200 g of citrus peel, 1 liter of rose water, 2 liters of rosemary tea. Strain and place the liquid in the bathtub with very hot water. Leave to act on the body for at least 15 minutes.

Polisher and renovator: This is another effective remedy to beat cellulite, it consists of placing the following ingredients on a tied piece of cloth, forming a ball and rubbing it over the body or placing it in the bathtub:

  • 5 tablespoons of bran
  • 2 tablespoons of coarse salt
  • a handful of medicinal herbs.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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