One thing most women dread getting is cellulite, or “orange peel skin”. Cellulite is a circulation disorder, which can affect both overweight and healthy weight individuals. If you are looking for some natural solutions to help fight cellulite, then you’re in the right place! In this article, we will show you a few all-natural infusions to help your body fight cellulite the natural way.
Although there are no serious health implications of cellulite, the condition can cause a lot of discomfort to those that suffer from it, especially when wearing clothing that reveals a bit more skin. This, unfortunately, can negatively impact self-esteem, and leave you feeling unhappy with yourself. No one should have to feel that way.
As we have mentioned, cellulite is a circulatory problem. Cellulite can, and does, affect any female regardless of their weight. In order to help you understand the causes of cellulite a little better, we’ll just give you a brief rundown of the causes of the disorder, as well as some information on how to treat cellulite naturally.
Cellulite is predominantly caused by circulation disorders that are associated with hormonal and genetic issues. Because women have a higher likelihood of hormonal issues, this makes us more susceptible to conditions such as cellulite.
In addition to the reasons we have already looked at, your diet and lifestyle can also play a part in how bad your cellulite is. Consuming lots of fats, a lack of exercise and salt abuse can all cause cellulite, as well as drinking too many fizzy drinks and not enough water, smoking, using contraceptive pills and stress.
The main causes behind cellulite are hormonal and of a genetic predisposition, but poor dietary habits are the worst culprit. We can’t do anything about our genes, unfortunately, but we can do something about the rest of it.
First things first, if you’re serious about helping your body fight cellulite, then you’ll need to make some changes to your diet. You should start by upping your water intake; drinking water is the best thing you can do to help your body hydrate itself and stay clean. Cellulite is closely related to toxins building up within your body, and it’s certainly no coincidence that you’ll notice cellulite at the same time you’re feeling constipated.
Unfortunately, you can’t expect to make just one change and have lasting results on your body. Combining an improved diet with a good level of exercise and upping your water intake, with the addition of aesthetic treatments here and there will give you good results, but one thing alone just won’t manage it.
Of course, nature’s goodness can give you a helping hand along the way. There are also lots of herbs that can be a great help and aid you in your battle against cellulite. These plants all contain detoxifying, cleansing and diuretic properties which will help your body eliminate unwanted toxins and liquid that has built up within your body. This will help you feel better, and your skin to look better. If you’re interested in this, take a look at the infusions we’ll talk about below:
Mint is known to be extremely effective when it comes to detoxing and cleansing your body, but did you know it can also help improve blood circulation? Drink an infusion of either fresh, or dried leaves, in a cup of water to see the benefits.
Horsetail is greatly beneficial for your body in general, but it also contains brilliant diuretic and cleansing properties, which makes it highly recommended for helping your body fight against cellulite. The infusion is super simple to make, just add a teaspoon of dried horsetail in a cup of water and drink after you finish your meals.
Mallow helps your circulation to improve where cellulite affects you and improves the appearance of the skin there, aiding your self-esteem! Mallow causes excess liquids in areas that are particularly fatty to be eliminated, which is how it works. You can make a mallow infusion with a teaspoon of the flowers and plant leaves in a cup of water. Drink two cups of this infusion a day for the best results.
External use only
Only use ivy externally; do not consume it, or you risk poisoning yourself.
Ivy can help cellulite by increasing the circulation in blood of the area that you apply it to. To use ivy as a poultice, you should create a decoction of the plant (boil, or heat it until it becomes a liquid/paste like substance) then immediately transfer the paste into a cloth. Apply the cloth with the paste on it to the area affected with cellulite, and either knot it, or tape it so it’s secure.
Remember, all the infusions we have mentioned here are simply an aid to fight against cellulite, and won’t completely cure it – certainly not on their own. Do not prolong treatments too much, and don’t take too much of them, that will cause more harm than good. If you’re on any medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure to talk to a medical professional before using anything we’ve mentioned above, just to be extra safe.