Are You Getting Cellulite Because Your Body Is Too Acidic?The sad fact is that most of us ladies are going to be faced with a little cellulite at some stage in life. By the time we reach our mid 20's there is an 80% chance that you might be a bit mottled in areas! The Causes Hormones, diet, genetics, lifestyle factors, wearing tight clothes and dehydration can all play a key role in the development of cellulite. However a major factor in the presence of cellulite is too much acidity in the body. The fatty 'orange-peel' like build-up of cellulite is a way for the body to store unwanted toxins and excess acidic material in a fatty deposit that is pushed to the upper dermis of the body. By isolating these toxins to these fatty deposits, the body is removing them from key organs within as a mode of protection. The Lifestyle Think about the lifestyle of a working woman today - often it requires that a vast majority of the day is spent sat at a desk, accompanied by a poor diet of carbohydrate rich processed foods, alcohol and not enough physical exercise. A lack of movement means poorer lymphatic drainage and in many cases weight gain - both of which can lead to cellulite and an incredibly acidic body. The Remedies Naturally then, by switching to a more alkaline lifestyle (incorporating lots of green leafy vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains), the levels of acidity in the body should reduce, thus meaning less toxicity that needs to be stored within cellulite. Combine this with regular exercise and you should see an immeasurable difference. To remove an existing build up, start by taking on a thorough alkaline cleanse packed with antioxidants. Our Soup & Smoothie Cleanse is the perfect way to do this as the added liquid will help to flush any build-up out of the system. Further to going alkaline, here are a few more tips that might help you on your way...
- Exercise more - cellulite is more prevalent in areas with a lesser blood flow. Squats and burpees are fantastic cellulite busting exercises, but any sort of resistance training should help. If you are applying cellulite products, the best time to do so is just after exercise.
- Drink more - funny as it sounds, the more water you drink the less water your body retains. Water is key in the removal of cellulite. Don't get me wrong, you are not just going to see your cellulite disappear because you have drunk 3 litres of water every day, you need to mobilise the fatty deposits first. This could be through exercise, massage or a change in diet - the water will then help to flush away any excess fat and toxcicity. Water also helps to plump up the skin which can in turn help to reduce the signs of cellulite.
- Massage - massaging the affected areas quite strongly with your finger tips will help to stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage, while also helping to break down the fatty deposits. Try also using body scrubs for added impact too - love this one from ILA while this Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil is amazing too.
- Body Brushing - check out our article here on the many benefits of body brushing - one of which being its huge benefits in the removal of cellulite.