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CELLULITE: CAUSES AND REMEDIES
Scientifically it is called Panniculopatia Edemato Fibro Sclerotica (PEFS), and is defined as an altered condition of the subcutaneous tissue. The latter is rich in fat cells, and the balance of the venous and lymphatic system changes. All this leads to a slowing down of the blood flow, and a retention of liquids by the tissues.
Visually, however, cellulite needs few words: it is revealed before our eyes through unsightly small holes, mainly located on the stomach, hips and thighs. It is better known as "orange peel" and, in fact, represents subcutaneous fat accumulations.
The reasons that lead to its formation are mainly four: lifestyle, nutrition, hormonal balance and genetic predisposition.
On the one hand it is important to follow a few (but important!) Rules: drink at least two liters of water a day, exercise constantly, and eat large portions of fruit and vegetables.
On the other hand, however, there is another factor to consider: hormonal balance. This clearly affects women's lives and, in particular, the formation (or not) of cellulite.
It is important to distinguish between two different types: superficial and adipose cellulite.
While on the first it is possible to intervene "from the outside", thanks to the application of specific creams, and through a healthy and balanced diet, adipose cellulite leaves very little to do. The only remedy is to contact a cosmetic surgeon.
THE INGREDIENTS BASED ON A GOOD ANTI-CELLULITE CREAM
Cellulite is a real torment for women, especially when approaching the costume test. Anti-cellulite creams are a valid aid in cases that are not excessively serious. However, the products for the care of "orange peel" are numerous, and it is important to know how to choose the most suitable cream.
There is only one way to avoid mistakes: read the label carefully.
It is important, in fact, that there are certain ingredients. First of all, caffeine: it is a component that cannot be missed as it is a valid diuretic, capable of limiting the accumulation of liquids in areas at risk.
We then check that there is also Vitamin E. It is a natural antioxidant (and this allows it to protect the skin from free radicals), and smoothes the skin reducing the appearance of unsightly "little holes".
Retinol is another element to keep under control: it is a firming, and stimulates the production of collagen (it is a substance that makes the skin more elastic and young).
Finally, we check that there are also cocoa (reduces fat deposits), green coffee (it is a natural tonic), cayenne (stimulates blood circulation), and marine algae (contains iodine, a substance that facilitates the metabolic turnover).
THE MOST EFFECTIVE ANTI-CELLULITE CREAMS
But which are the most effective anti-cellulite creams? As we have previously explained, it is necessary that they have some fundamental components (retinol, caffeine, cocoa, ...). However, the proposals on the market are undoubtedly numerous, and orientation becomes a big problem. So what do you choose?
Certainly, it is better to opt for brands that have an important history behind them (such as Collistar, Vichy, ...). Furthermore, the best anti-cellulite creams are those that, in addition to smoothing the skin, remove the dead cells deposited on the area to be treated. In this way, the volume of the treated parts will decrease, and at the same time the skin will become more compact and homogeneous.
If, on the other hand, you want to opt for a totally natural cream, then you must try the seaweed muds: they are applied to the area to be treated (such as the stomach, hips, buttocks or abdomen), and left to work for about 45 minutes.
To increase their shaping action, it is possible to wrap the treated part with a transparent film.
At the end of the 45 minutes, a simple shower will be enough to remove the seaweed mud.
The action of these substances is manifold: slimming and invigorating. Furthermore, the skin (immediately after the first treatments) appears smoother and smoother.
Anti-cellulite creams: HOW TO APPLY ANTI-CELLULITE CREAMS
Not all creams have the same properties: in fact, there are treatments that have only certain characteristics, such as slimming or firming gels. Some lotions are limited to smoothing or firming the skin, without exceeding the limit of the epidermis, others instead act more in depth.
However, there is one characteristic that unites them all: the way it is applied.
The basic rule is only one: apply the cream with a gentle and regular massage. This allows you to reactivate the microcirculation, decongest the tissues and restore the lymphatic flow. Moreover, it allows to increase the skin temperature, improving the penetration of the active ingredients.
On the other hand, according to the area, the way to massage changes: on the stomach, for example, the movements must be circular and clockwise.
For the legs, on the other hand, massage the thighs from the bottom upwards, making small circles. As for the arms, the same rule applies (ie from the elbow towards the shoulders), insisting on the inner area of the arms.
Finally, for the hips and buttocks, place your hands on your hips and make large circular movements going up towards the waist.
The important thing is to continue to insist, applying the creams constantly. Having a lot of patience is fundamental: the first results, in fact, will be seen after two or three months.