Cellulite is one of the most common skin conditions for women. However, despite its commonality, it can still play a significant role in how confident and comfortable many of us feel in our skin. So today, we’ll reveal the tried-and-true ways to help you reduce its appearance — the natural way.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite could be described as a skin condition of uneven deposits of fat, water, and toxins that have become trapped (below the skin’s surface) in connective tissues of the body, making the outward appearance of the skin look bumpy.
Causes of Cellulite Formation:
- Lack of circulation (poor blood and lymph flow)
- Water retention
- Environmental toxins
- Poor diet
- Trapped waste material
- Hardening of connective tissues
- Sluggish lymphatic system
Why Are Women More Prone to Cellulite?
Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in women — 8 out of 10 are likely to experience it at some point during their lives. This is because women have a different distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissues than men, making them more likely to develop the “bumpy” effect of cellulite.
How to Naturally & Visibly Smooth Cellulite
There are so many cellulite-contributing lifestyle factors that are within your control. Incorporate these tried-and-true cellulite reduction techniques into your life, and you’ll begin to see your cellulite naturally smooth away for good.
1. Detoxify Your Body
While this may not sound like a sexy, “quick-fix” to permanently eliminate cellulite, you must start at the root cause: toxins. An excess of toxins can weaken the natural detoxifying systems of your amazing body. When your body’s natural detox systems aren’t working correctly, these toxins can build up within fatty tissues and minimize your blood & lymph flow, leading to uneven fat deposits and cellulite.
- Synthetic Chemicals
- Heavy Metals
- Processed Foods
YOUR BODY’S NATURAL DETOXIFICATION SYSTEMS
By enhancing your body’s natural detoxification systems and eliminating toxins from your body, using a high-quality internal detoxification program, such as the M’lis Total Body Cleanse, targets the true source of cellulite and helps prevent its formation in the first place.
2. Get Your Lymph Moving
Think of your lymphatic circulatory system as a “garbage collector”. It uses your body’s movement to drive a special fluid, called lymph, through a tube-like vessel structure to carry and filter toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials AWAY from your body for proper elimination. It’s important to emphasize that your lymph has NO built-in pump — it only moves manually through exercise, massage, and diet, which is why it’s so easy to get backed up with our modern lifestyle.
Cellulite-prone areas (hips, buttocks, stomach, upper thighs, knees, and upper arms) generally have poor blood & lymph circulation. Poor blood & lymph circulation can cause your lymphatic system to become clogged, and the waste-fluids and fat-soluble toxins that are in the process of being carried out of the body may get trapped and build up in fatty tissues, creating uneven fat deposits and cellulite.
By helping the body rid its fatty tissues of clogged toxins and carry/filter them for elimination, practicing lymph movement techniques daily is an effective natural approach to reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Lymph Movement Techniques:
- Dry brush your skin
- Break a sweat in an infrared sauna
- Jump rope or rebound (trampoline)
- Practice yoga
- Get a lymphatic drainage massage
- Weight training
- Supplement with a natural diuretic, such as M’lis Cell-U-Rid
- Breathe deeply into your belly
- Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day
3. Get Real With Your Food
What is the sole purpose of food? From a biological perspective, food delivers nutrients to fuel the processes that take place inside of your body. Whether your body is functioning properly and its systems, including the lymphatic system, are working at its highest potential is highly dependent on the nutrients that are being delivered from the foods we eat.
What to Eat
A balanced diet based upon the most nutrient-dense foods is the only way to access everything your skin and body needs to function properly and maintain optimal wellness.
- Leafy Greens
- Quality Meats
- Healthy Fats
- Healthy Starchy Carbs (small amounts)
What Not to Eat
These foods should be avoided or limited severely for the best health outcomes. Not only do they offer ZERO vital nutrition to support your optimal wellbeing, but they’re also damaging to your health and can contribute to or worsen the appearance of cellulite.
- Refined Sugars
- Refined Grains
- Chemical Artificial Sweeteners
- Trans Fats
- Hydrogenated Oils
4. Balance Your Hormones
Insulin is a hormone that’s associated with the breakdown and storage of your fat cells and can play a role in cellulite formation. Having a hormonal imbalance that creates stubborn fat that’s more difficult to breakdown could increase your likelihood of developing cellulite.
Like any other aspect of health, hormone health is directly linked to having 100% nutrition, exercise, stress control, and proper function of the body’s natural detoxification systems. Given the proper environment, most body’s are able to manufacture and balance their own hormones.
5. Contour Body Wraps
Studies performed by the UCLA medical center revealed that one detoxifying body wrap, in particular, encourages circulatory and lymphatic flow in its subjects. It was originally developed for those suffering from diabetes or any disease that inhibits circulation, especially in the lower extremities. However, research showed that because of this increased flow of both the lymphatic and the circulatory systems, the subjects also experienced the cleansing of the fatty tissues. This created a drastic, visible reduction of cellulite in just one treatment. Over forty years later, this unique body wrap is now known today as the M’lis Contour Body Wrap and is an award-winning, natural solution for eliminating the appearance of cellulite.
I’ve found that slide cupping over the affected area is also effective.