However, not everything is lost, as adopting some habits is the effective way to end cellulite, you must pay attention to nutrition and know some specific exercises that will attack the orange peel globally and with quite effective results.
FOOD RICH IN COLLAGEN AND SELENIUM
Remember that we are what we eat and although cellulite does not usually discriminate and attacks all women (according to one study only 2% are saved) in those who are kept at an ideal weight their appearance in less visible. In fact, some nutrition experts agree that processed foods such as those sold in vending machines, carbonated drinks or refined flour should be out of the diet completely!
It is advisable to opt for more natural foods and cook, as far as possible, at home. Meats such as chicken, heavy or eggs contain collagen that strengthens the skin, and turmeric that due to its powerful anti-inflammatory action, or selenium, present in nuts and known to improve the appearance of the skin.
MORE WATER, LESS SALT
Drinking plenty of water is essential, but while excess salt boosts the retention of liquids, which often aggravates orange peel skin. Drinking enough water benefits its drainage. In fact, experts recommend taking 5 grams of salt each day, the equivalent of one teaspoon.
To reduce the amount of salt you consume, it is best to forget about processed foods because they usually include high levels of salt. On the other hand the consumption of water, contrary to the case of salt, should be increased to 2 liters daily. Anti-cellulite drinks such as water with lemon or tea will help you reach that figure.
DO SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
According to the advice of Gemi Osorio, fitness technician and trainer of O2 Wellness Center, doing sport is beneficial in general, but if you know specific disciplines and especially effective to combat cellulite, the effect will be much better.
If you want to reduce orange peel skin you have to combine toning exercises with other aerobics. Strength and cardio go hand in hand. Do strength training with little recovery and finish with a cardio workout. Your calorie expenditure will skyrocket.
Laura Parada, a nutritionist at Slow Life House, explained that adopting small habits in your daily life can reduce the appearance of orange peel skin. They are as simple as choosing comfortable clothes instead of tight ones, stretching your legs from time to time if you have to sit all day or forget about the elevator to replace it with the stairs. All this will improve the blood circulation, something fundamental to improve the problem.
As far as coffee is concerned, although caffeine is an ingredient widely used in anti-cellulite creams, when ingested it does not achieve the same effect, so it is advisable to limit its consumption or replace it with green tea or kombucha.
ANTI-CELLULITE RITUAL AT NIGHT
Nutritionist Laura Parada also recommends that draining self-massages every night will help improve the problem. Contrary to popular belief, hand movements should be made in the opposite direction to blood circulation (i.e. from bottom to top) to eliminate fluid retention.
This routine will help you to strengthen the lightness of your legs, the most common place where cellulite accumulates. On the other hand, Clarins Laboratories advises you to sit on a flat surface with your legs stretched out and start from your ankles to your hips. Finally, bend your knees with your ankles crossed and make gentle pressure with your fingertips following the same route as before.