What Is Cellulite

Cellulite is not a medical condition, rather, it is regular fat beneath the skin.  People of any age or size can develop Cellulite, which makes the skin appear to have a bumpy, dimpled texture.  Cellulite is most commonly found near the hips, thighs, and buttocks, and the appearance of it is more prevalent in women because of the distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissue in their bodies.  Cellulite is not harmful, although many people don't appreciate the way it looks.  Having Cellulite does not mean one is overweight because skinny people can have Cellulite too. 

Signs Of Cellulite

The most common indicator of Cellulite is if the skin appears bumpy, dimpled, or uneven.  Areas of the body, which have Cellulite, have been frequently compared to cottage cheese.  Other signs include:

  • Dimpling of Skin
  • Thickened Skin
  • Skin is Cold to the Touch
  • Broken Blood Vessels
  • Increased Sensitivity on Skin
  • Bruising Easily
What Causes Cellulite

The reason that the skin appears bumpy is because the fat pushes against the connective tissue, making the skin above it dimple.  While this is the reason for Cellulite's appearance, there are multiple causes that include genetics, lifestyle factors, hormones, or diet.  Since Cellulite is more common in men than women, it is possible that you (a woman) will also have it if another woman in your family has it.  

  • Hormonal Factors
  • Poor Diet
  • Slow Metabolism
  • Dehydration
  • Total Body Fat
  • Clothing (certain items that limit blood flow can cause Cellulite)
  • Lifestyle (Cellulite can appear in those who smoke, or those who do no exercise)

Dherbs Approach...adjusting your diet is always key!

Natural Remedies
  • The best thing you can do to help rid yourself of Cellulite is to remove toxins from the body.  You can do this by participating in the Full-Body Cleanse, which helps to cleanse the body and eliminate waste and toxins.  The dimples of Cellulite are full of those toxins.  In addition to cleansing the body of toxins, you can further help yourself by eliminating processed foods, meat, dairy, fried foods, sugar, salt, alcohol, tobacco, and genetically modified foods from your diet.   
  • Because one of the causes of Cellulite is dehydration, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. It's suggested to consume eight 8oz. glasses of water each day.  A great way to remember how much water to drink is to halve your body weight and drink it in ounces of water per day. This means that if you weigh 150lbs, your water intake should be 75oz. daily.  You can also consume foods with high water content like melons, cucumbers, or leafy greens.
  • Dry-brushing your skin with coconut oil can help decrease Cellulite.  This technique involves you using a brush, which has semi stiff bristles, on the affected areas with coconut oil.  Always brush towards the heart and start with higher lymph node areas like the armpits or groin.  The skin absorbs the natural properties of the coconut oil and can help break up the toxins, which comprise the Cellulite.
  • Myofascial massage is something that may also help reduce Cellulite.  Using a foam roller, you can roll the affected area in order to decrease the the tightness in the fascia, which surround the muscels.  Making sure the fascia is loose can help increase movement and prevent knots or clumping.  
Things you should eat
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Saffron
  • Chick Peas
  • Green or Herbal Teas
  • Dark Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries, or Acai berries)
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Dark Leafy Greens (Kale, Spinach, or Chard)
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