Ever noticed that slim people also get cellulite? Cellulite is not just an accumulation of fat cells, it’s a combination of wastes, toxins and fat that had accumulated below the skin due to poor circulation especially of the Lymphatic system which runs just below the surface area of the skin. The good news is that by stimulating the circulation and removing excess wastes from the Lymph fluid the appearance of cellulite can be dramatically improved within a couple of weeks resulting in a stronger immune system.
The Lymph fluid flows in one direction under the surface of the skin from the hands and feet through the main filters (lymph nodes) upward to the base of the neck where the subclavian veins release it back into circulation as plasma in the blood.
It is estimated that about 2-3 liters of Lymph fluid move through the Lymphatic system everyday and there are about 600-700 Lymph nodes that work by releasing Lymphocytes to destroy harmful toxins and to purify and filter the Lymph fluid. The Lymph nodes may be as small as a pin, others as large as an olive and are primarily located in the neck, under the armpits, in the abdomen and around the hips and upper portion of the legs. The Lymph fluid is a crucial part of our immune system and it is essential that is able to do its job as efficiently as possible for us to maintain good health and vitality.
By stimulating our Lymphatic system and circulation and preventing a buildup of wastes and toxins, we can actually reduce the bumpy look of cellulite that often appears under the surface of the skin.
Here are some simple recommendations:
Dry Brushing – 5 mins Prior to moisturizing use a natural bristle brush to gently stroke up the body towards the heart to boost circulation and promote increased cellular regeneration.
Light and Gentle Oil Massage Massage Juniper oil into the areas where cellulite is most predominant to relieve fluid retention and assist in drawing out toxins from the fatty tissues beneath the surface.
Contrast showers Alternating the shower between hot and cold causes the blood and Lymph vessels to contract and dilate creating a pumping effect that enhances circulation.
Rebounding -15 mins Bouncing on a mini trampoline for at least 15 minutes per day will help to stimulate the drainage systems of your Lymphatic system resulting in smoother skin.
Avoid tight fitted garments Avoid restrictive clothing and undergarments during the day and don’t wear bras when you are sleeping as it restricts the flow of the Lymph fluid.
Exfoliate to let the skin breathe Try mixing coconut oil or natural yogurt with crushed nuts, sea salt or organic coffee, massage into problematic areas of skin to open pores and remove dead skin cells.