Written by Christian Jurist, M.D., A.M.S., F.S.
These ingredients improve cellulite by accelerating local metabolism of the affected area and creating a detoxifying effect. This includes, but is not limited to, creating vasodilation that stimulates blood flow through the tissue, bringing fresh oxygen, and reactivating fat cell metabolism to improve triglyceride breakdown (lipolysis). It also helps by neutralizing and removing accumulated toxins from fluid stagnation, which shall be managed by the lymphatic system. Circulatory stimulants, in combination with other methods or applied to the skin prior to a wrap, can support the additional penetration of actives into the skin and enhance overall benefits.
Scrubs are a mechanical means which create vasodilation of the skin, bringing forth benefits of the circulatory stimulators and toxin drainage. They also improve the tone of the skin by increasing cellular mitosis that promotes smoother texture and enhances penetration of other actives that assist in the management of cellulite. A massage that is executed with mechanical exfoliants can stimulate both blood and lymphatic flow. Acid exfoliants cannot truly provide any benefits to cellulite.
These ingredients may help stimulate cellular activity and also assist with a favorable catabolic effect at a subcutaneous level. They cannot do much by themselves, but in combination with circulatory stimulants and other methods, they can support a healthier cell metabolism that can prevent the accumulation of excess fat cells.
About the author:
Christian Jurist’s passion for aesthetic medicine led him to focus on the aesthetic and medical aesthetic industries. By uniquely combining years of teaching experience, educational seminar circuits, CEU, and master classes at tradeshows and forums, he delivers an unparalleled learning experience. After leading a comprehensive, 14-month medical aesthetics curriculum at Florida College of Natural Health., Jurist joined Pevonia International as medical director of global education.