Did you pull out your swimsuit over Memorial Day and think to yourself, “when did these aging marks, aka cellulite appear on my legs?” You are not alone. While many of us are more critical of how we think we look versus how we really look, as we age, we start looking for products that can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite.
You would be surprised at the natural remedies available to help repair and promote healthy looking skin. If you are seeking a solution to reduce the appearance of cellulite, this is your list.
Add Saffron To Your Dishes
This native South Asian spice is often used in Mediterranean cooking and a perfect addition to a chicken or roasted cauliflower dish. “Saffron contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that discourage fat cell expansion,” Alan Roberts, Ph.D., tells Woman’s Day. This reduces cellulite by increasing circulation between tissues and increasing muscle tone under the skin, eliminating valleys on the surface to give skin a smoother and stronger appearance.
Eagle Pose in Yoga
Whether you have been in yoga class lately, eagle can be extremely beneficial for your balance and concentration. The awkward pose that has one leg crossed over another and one arm crossed under the other stretches the shoulders and upper, thighs, hips, and strengthens that ankle and calf. Yet, it has significant benefits for combatting the appearance of cellulite due to the nature of how the body is working to tone those stubborn areas.
Enjoy Dark Chocolate or Cocoa
Buy some dark chocolate and get your blood flow pumping to help reduce signs of cellulite. Cocoa does have some interesting research for supporting the cardiovascular system, which is critical for blood flow around the body,” says Ginger Hultin, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Eat More Healthy Fats
Avocados offer good fats and fiber. Fiber helps the body balance glucose levels and flush out cellulite-forming toxins. Also, Omega-3 fatty acids help increase blood flow, which can improve the appearance of unwanted cellulite. Try using salmon or halibut in your diet more often to give your body some good fats.
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate
Hydration is important, drink water throughout the day. Our bodies and cells need water. The more hydrated your body is, the better your skin looks all the way around. The rule of thumb – ½ of your body weight in ounces + 1 ounce per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise.
Your body needs to move. Exercise is essential to your health and how your skin looks. From circulation to getting tone, adding some cardio and toning exercises into your daily routine.