Cellulite defines hypodermic tissue damage, resulting inÂ accumulation of fatÂ in cells (adipocytes) orÂ in other wordsÂ fat deposits under the skin. This cellulitis leads toÂ tissue “aging”, because it starts to retain water and toxins harmful to the body (through the action of glucose on collagen and elastin fibers, lymphatic and circulatory system disorders). cellulitis is also described as an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue.
Cellulite stages are:
- Laccid cellulitis (orange peel appearance is visible only when the skin is pressed between the fingers)
- Cocompact cellulitis (at this stage skin irregularities areÂ observedÂ on the skin and sometimes the area is inflamed)
- Fibrous cellulitis andÂ edematous cellulitis (visible fat deposits in the form of hypodermic nodules, the skin is deformed and irregular. There can be pain in the area affected by cellulitis. Disturbances in lymphatic and blood circulation, oxygenation of cells will be poor.
In these steps, visible skin changes occur: stretch marks, veins extend in some areas, etc..
The most common causes of cellulitis are:
- Hormonal disorders (especially caused by an imbalance of estrogen)
- An inadequate diet (honey, white sugar, pasta, pizza, animal fats, bread)
- Lack of exercise (which causes poor blood Â and lymphaticÂ circulation)
- Hepato-biliary disorders
Home Remedies & TreatmentÂ
The following recipes can be used to fight cellulitis. The advantage is that most ingredients can be found inÂ anyone’s kitchen.
- Drink more than two liters of fluid per day. Each dayÂ infusion of dandelion will beÂ consumed : put 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb per cupÂ in boiling water, leave 10 minutes, then strain and drink the infusionÂ unsweetened.
- BoilÂ bean pods, ivy, burdock root, birch leaves in water for several minutes. Drink 250 ml of this liquid 30 minutes before meals.
- Externally, Â compresses withÂ tincture of hearths and thyme will be applied.
- Young dandelion leaves picked before the plant blooms will be sprinkled with two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of lemon,Â cold water and salt.Â YouÂ canÂ also combine themÂ with watercress leaves, green onion, green garlic or dill.
- Affected areas will be vigorously massaged with anÂ ointmentÂ made fromÂ ivy and horsetailÂ for 15 minutes each day.
- A mixture of rosemary, fennel essential oil and almond oil should be prepared. With this mixtureÂ rubÂ theÂ cellulitis affected area every day.
- AÂ low-fat diet should be followed,Â with high fiber content, whichÂ will include many green vegetables and fresh fruits.
- Eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee and sweet juices.
- Exfoliate the skin, after bathing, using a soft brush to remove dryÂ dead skin cells. This will stimulate blood circulation and cellulitis will diminish.
- Two cups of sea salt willÂ be addedÂ inÂ the bath water, batheÂ for at least 20 minutes.
- Used coffee grounds will be mixed with a smoothing hand cream. With this mixture massage the cellulitis affectedÂ area for 1-2 minutes a day and then rinse with warm water.
- Reduce your salt intakeÂ and foods rich in saturated fats and hydrogenated fats
- Constantly exercise and target the cellulitis affectedÂ area
- Massage yourself with coconut oil
- Essential oils of juniper, rosemary, cedar, are useful to reduce the unpleasant appearance of cellulite.
- Because cellulitis is common among women who are overweight you should loose weight or maintain a normal body mass.
- There are several types of essential oils (rosemary, lavender, sandalwood, cinnamon, chamomile and cloves) that can be used effectively for areas affected by cellulitis . Massage is one of the most useful cellulitis Â remedies.