An article dedicated on the subject of cellulite; is cellulite in our genes?
The beautician Dimitra Goula recommends:
Dimitra Goula, beautician, author of the book “Beauty Elixirs” and owner of the DG Beauty Studio, recommends a healthy diet, exercise, drinking water, regulating hormones and massage, for the combating of cellulite.
How does massage help to combat cellulite?
Massage activates locally the antioxidant system of the affected area, so that the toxins are expelled. It stimulates blood circulation and sends oxygen to the cells, and in general, unblocks the functioning of the skin. However, when cellulite is a result of a hormonal imbalance, more effort and patience is needed, and of course, regulation of the hormones. Oils which are suitable for treating cellulite are ivy, pine, cypress and rosemary etc.
To massage your buttocks, sit comfortably, with your feet slightly raised, in order to help the natural direction of the lymphatic system. It’s best to massage after showering, for 15 – 20 minutes a day.
What is the best form of exercise for combatting cellulite?
The best form of exercise to combat cellulite is aerobic exercise, specifically, a fast-paced walk. It’s an easy exercise, it can be done by people of any age, and it exercises and stimulates all of the body without burdening the joints or the back.
Bathing in the sea
It is quite remarkable how the composition of seawater resembles the blood plasma in our body. According to recent studies, seawater contains approximately 25 minerals and trace elements, of which a large proportion of these can be found in blood plasma. Thus, seawater is compatible and recognisable by our cells, and it has a balancing effect, nourishing the skin with minerals which help to maintain the health of cells. Swim for at least 20 minutes. Moreover, swimming tones the muscles, firms tissue, and helps restore muscle injuries etc., while sea salt tones and firms the skin. The algae present in seawater are one of the richest food sources of the cells, while the organic iodine they contain are helpful for slimming and to combat cellulite. At the same time, the iodine combined with the sea salt, acts as an antiseptic treatment for inflamed acne.
Cellulite Therapy, by Dimitra Goula
1. Natural ant-cellulite oil (lightly massage every evening)
-100 ml of ivy oil
-20 drops of rosemary essential oil
-10 drops of pine essential oil
-10 drops of cypress essential oil
2.) Natural anti-cellulite mask with seaweed and cinnamon (twice a week)
-2 tablespoons of seaweed powder
(The algae present in seawater are one of the richest food sources of the cells, while the organic iodine they contain are helpful for slimming and to combat cellulite)
-1 teaspoon of fine salt (firming)
-10 drops of iodine tincture (stimulating, slimming, antiseptic)
-2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder (heating, fat-burning)
-1 cup of rosewater (softening, moisturising)
-10 drops of pine or rosemary essential oil (detoxifying)
How to prepare:
With a mortar and pestle, crush the salt until it is almost a powder. Add the seaweed and cinnamon. Slightly heat the rosewater in a bain-marie. Pour the mixture into the rosewater and stir until it becomes a thick lotion. Finally, add the iodine tincture and once the mixture has slightly cooled, add the essential oils. Spread the mixture onto the thighs and buttocks, and wherever else you have cellulite, and wrap these areas with cling film, in order to create osmosis. Allow to work for 20 minutes. Remove with hot water and then apply the cellulite oil on these areas by gently massaging. This mask can be used as part of your cellulite therapy twice a week. Caution! It shouldn’t be used if you have a thyroid problem because of the iodine that it contains.
The daily use of the cellulite oil, in combination with using the mask twice a week, will give you immediate and remarkable results in combating cellulite.