At home cellulite therapy and cures
When it comes to cellulite, nothing delights us more than the simple therapies that we can do in the privacy of our own home. They are efficient, convenient and very cheap compared to expensive beauty salon treatments.
We can just have a look at the list of ingredients in commercial cellulite products in order to "extract" the list of natural ingredients with anti cellulite effects. Thus we shall have at hand all the necessary weapons to combat cellulite and our budget will be safe and sound.
A very important thing to always keep in mind is that the orange peel effect can't be removed only by using cellulite creams, cellulite massages or cellulite therapies. You really need a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet and plenty of exercise.
Natural cellulite products
The products that are on the market to eliminate the appearance of the "orange peel" are designed, in part, from plant extracts, especially seaweed, vegetable oils and essential oils. The main natural ingredients that make cellulite products to be successful when used in the treatments that we can use at home are:
Seaweed - due to the high content of vitamins and minerals, algae purifies and revitalizes the skin while it also moisturizes it. Seaweed have a high toning effect.
Essential oils - grapefruit, cedar, rosewood, sage, etc.
Coffee or tea extract - reduces fat accumulation and stimulates thermogenesis.
Vegetable oils - nourish and soften skin (especially sweet almond oil, jojoba and avocado).
Organic floral water or distilled water - lavender (calming, purifying and cleaning) or Hammamelis (tones and promotes microcirculation).
Indian horse chesnut - herb that activates skin microcirculation, allowing drainage and disposal of liquids.
Ginkgo biloba and ginseng - plants that activates lymph flow, circulation and metabolism.
Ivy - stimulates circulation and contributes largely to the detox of the body.
Aloe Vera - has moisturizing properties and leaves a velvety skin, has bactericidal effects, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antibiotic effects.
You can use any of these natural treatments at home, because they are so easy to do and much more inexpensive than the ones that salons provide you with.
One way to benefit from all of these miracles of nature substances is using them in you bath. With this method the skin easily absorbs the benefits provided by the plants. In addition, a good bath with warm water relaxes and gives a very good feeling.
The water temperature must be between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius and the bathing session should last at least 15 minutes. All you have to do is add natural products in the bath water. In the end do not forget to take a cold or warm shower.
An ivy bath, for example, besides the purification, stimulates metabolism and provides skin firmness. To prepare the bath mixture boil 4-5 ivy leaves, let them sit for half an hour, strain and add to the bath water.
As happens with ivy, seaweed baths have the properties of destroying toxins, stimulates metabolism and give your skin a nice glow. It's recommended to do baths that combine seaweed and essential oils.
Heat increases skin permeability by opening the pores and allowing cellulite substances to penetrate more easily. One treatment option is to mix aloe vera gel, made from the leaves of aloe, with a few drops of essential oils of a grapefruit and green tea.
Heat some wet towels in the oven, apply gel on the legs and buttocks, wrap the affected areas in plastic food wrap and sit with the heated towels resting on your cellulite prone areas. Remain so for 15 minutes, then remove the towels and foil and apply a moisturizer on the legs and buttocks, gently massaging the skin. Caution! Towels must be warm, not extremely hot. An adequate temperature should not exceed 40 degrees Celsius.
You can find any of these natural oils and ingredients in your health food store or in organic stores.