Cellulite: 5 very effective tips to get rid of it naturally
Don't want to invest in expensive devices or creams? Some ancestral techniques have proven their worth against cellulite. Herbal teas, natural lotions, suction cups ... Discover 5 tips for grandmothers with great effectiveness against orange peel skin.
Coffee lotion to fight cellulite
As you will notice, most of the "anti-cellulite" creams sold in the market are caffeine based. Because this molecule (found in coffee, of course, but also in tea and cocoa) limits the proliferation of fat cells and prevents fat storage ... In short, it is a key ally, especially when associated with green tea or guarana, two recognized active ingredients for burning fat.
Grandma's Tip: Instead of buying a caffeinated product, make your own! Prepare 50 cl of very strong coffee. Put it in a bottle and add the juice of one lemon. Close. shake. Let it stand for 24 hours. Massage the affected areas with this lotion - be careful, this lotion only keeps for a week in the refrigerator.
Filtered herbal tea with cherry stems
Cherry stalk is often used in herbal medicine: this natural active ingredient helps to remove toxins from the body and promotes blood circulation of fluids. However, fatty cellulite (most commonly, characterized by the "orange peel") is closely related to poor circulation in lymph, the fluid that transports toxins in our bodies. The same for watery cellulite, which is nothing but the famous water retention!
Grandma's Tip: Make a filtered herbal tea from cherry stalks, to drink it 3 times a day for 10 days. The Recipe: Overnight, soak about 70 grams of dried cherry stalks (organic and unprocessed, this is important) in 1 liter of water. The next day, boil for 10 minutes. Cover and let it soak for 15 minutes. Purifier. The mixture should be kept in the refrigerator for a maximum of two days. To discover: 8 (really) effective anti-cellulite injections
Anti-fat massage with essential oil
Grandma always has a bottle at the bottom of her medicine cabinet: Lemon essential oil (antibacterial, anti-infective, anxiolytic...) is effective against many sores! This limonene-rich substance is also hypolipidemic: that is, it promotes lipolysis, or the breakdown of fats — in short, it's a competitive fat burner.
Grandma's Tip: Mix 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil or sweet almond oil + 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil (Citrus (L.) Bormann and). Massage the areas affected by cellulite for a long time, morning and evening. Warning: Lemon essential oil is prohibited for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women as well as people with epilepsy. To read: How is a palpation examination performed?
Anti-cellulite cupping technique
The best solution against stubborn cellulite is cupping. Cupping has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine (and for almost several years by our dear grandmothers...), cupping stimulates the circulation of fluids in the body and "breaks down" the cells that store fat: after a few weeks, the cellulite fades away. .
Grandma's Tip: First apply an anti-cellulite cream to the area to be treated and then massage vigorously using a lukewarm plastic suction cup - you can even put essential oils in it to enhance the anti-cellulite effect. For the massage to be effective, you have to put some elbow grease in it!
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Anti-cellulite herbal bath
Finding smooth skin without the “orange peel” is not so difficult: moreover, our grandmothers regularly took herbal baths, picking drains, and detoxifying plants that were useful for blood circulation. We just have to imitate them...
Grandma's Tip: Once a week, make the following infusion: 1 handful of meadowsweet, 1 handful of ground ivy (not to be confused with climbing ivy, which is toxic), 1 handful of horse chestnut bark, 1 handful of kelp. Leave covered for 15 minutes in 1/2 liter of boiling water, filter, pour this preparation into the bath water.