The idea of fighting cellulite naturally is very common. For this reason, various proposals continue to emerge to achieve this. However, to what extent can they be effective? Are they worth trying and maintaining them over time? Let’s see the answers to these questions below.
Cellulite is considered an aesthetic problem, but the truth is that it is a complex problem, which does not have a single identified cause, nor does it cure. However, it does have several defined risk factors, among which we can mention: sedentary lifestyle, smoking, poor diet, fluid retention, among others.
Therefore, fighting it is one of the main concerns of many people and part of the slogan of many cosmetic and body care products.
Can you fight cellulite naturally?
Yes and no; In other words, you definitely cannot fight cellulite naturally through a single measure, such as drinking an herbal tea, a detox shake, or spreading an “anti-cellulite” product with a certain ingredient (such as caffeine, for example) once a day, a week or a month.
On the other hand, as we mentioned earlier, you can fight cellulite naturally by maintaining a series of good lifestyle habits in a continuous and consistent way.
Above all, you must adopt and maintain a balanced diet as well as good hydration. To this must be added the regular practice of exercise (at least 30-40 minutes a day). On the other hand, it will be essential to avoid the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, among other issues.
Experts indicate that when it comes to reducing orange peel, it is essential to include enough fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet every day, as well as enough water and, at the same time, avoid coffee, ultra-processed foods, pastries , fried foods, candy, and industrial edibles that only provide empty calories, high amounts of sugar and sodium.
On the other hand, instead of drinking alcohol or any other type of industrial drink (flavored waters, teas, etc.), the ideal would be to drink natural drinks, without any type of sweetener. A good option may be herbal teas.
Herbal infusions, such as dandelion, horsetail, green tea and the like, can help to complete daily hydration, and at the same time combat fluid retention that in turn influences orange peel skin.
Note : it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before starting to consume them regularly. Especially if you are under some type of drug treatment. Some herbs may cause unfavorable reactions and interactions.
And what about alternative therapies?
Reducing and anti-cellulite massages, as well as laser, radiofrequency, endermologie and related treatments, have been used a lot to improve the health of the skin and although they have been proven to be effective, they do not have a permanent effect.
In order to keep cellulite at bay, the ideal is to always maintain good lifestyle habits and resort to the benefits of alternative therapies, as a complement. Not as a solution as such.
As we mentioned previously, we must bear in mind that not because we do anti-cellulite massages every month we are going to make the problem disappear. Especially if this is the only measure we apply to deal with it.
So, if you dare, you can take advantage of the benefits of alternative therapies such as reflexology, acupuncture, lymphatic drainage or massage. These help to activate the circulation of the affected area, which helps to mitigate cellulite, but not to eliminate it.
Combating cellulite in a natural way is not a matter of making an effort on a specific day, but of maintaining a whole strategy on a daily basis, which also allows you to gain in health, well-being and, why not, beauty. Searching for shortcuts through supposed immediate solutions can only lead to frustration over and over again.
Finally, keep in mind that if you want to fight cellulite naturally, you should also pay attention to what the dermatologist tells you and not neglect their recommendations.