Exfoliation helps to speed up the process of cellular shedding by taking off the uppermost, dead layer of cells exposing the finer, more translucent tissue underneath. New skin is firmer and smoother. Exfoliation also improves hydration and better absorption of topical cellulite product nutrients. There are two effective methods for skin exfoliation: body scrubs and natural plant based alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). I recommend using body scrubs with crushed walnut shells, sea minerals or coffee grounds. Body scrub products formulated with salt and sugar can be too abrasive causing micro-cuts in the skin. Glycolic Acid, an effective AHA made from sugar cane, works by dissolving the oil that holds dead surface skin cells together. Using a product with glycolic acid on a regular basis not only can help with cellulite, but also can aid in fading of brown spots or hyperpigmentation.
One of the most effective strategies for diminishing the appearance of cellulite is combining both daily usage of cellulite products along with series of anti-cellulite professional spa treatments. With so many devices and treatments on the market today, it can be challenging to know what can give you the best results for your time and money. Here are the top 3 treatments I recommend.
#1 Endermologie sessions involve deep motorized suction massage. Endermologie improves the dimpled appearance of cellulite by increasing the flexibility of stiff collagen fibers. Treatments increase circulation resulting in flushing toxins from swollen, unhealthy fat cells. Treatments also have proven to help with auto immune diseases such as lupus, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
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# 2 Velashape combines infrared light (IR), radiofrequency (RF), and motorized suction. Benefits include fat burning, stimulation of collagen production for firmer skin, and reduction in thigh circumference.
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# 3 Cool sculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting. With less fat cells, the dimpled appearance of cellulite can be improved.
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Typical professional spa treatments range from a series of 6-12 sessions, depending on the severity of cellulite. The best program schedule would include 2 weekly sessions for 3 months followed by 1-2 monthly maintenance sessions. Costs typically range from $75-$125 per session. Purchasing a series of 6-12 sessions can significantly reduce the cost per session.
Yes it can. Here is why. Stress causes your body to go in to fight or flight mode. During this reaction adrenalin and cortisol are released speeding up heart rate and slowing down digestion. Environmental and mental challenges such as traffic, lack of sleep, and financial worry contribute to chronic stress. That means that your body never recovers to a balanced state and continues pumping out adrenalin and cortisol. In his book 10 Day-Detox Diet Dr. Mark Hyman explains, ”Chronic stress activates a biological response in the body that makes you hungry. It increases your level of insulin and cortisol, sparks an increase in carbohydrate and sugar cravings, and at the same time, also increases your body’s storage of abdominal fat.”
You can beat the bulge by practicing stress reducing techniques on a regular basis. I recommend mediation practice at least 3 times a week for no less than 10 minutes. If you struggle with mediation, try using audio programs that help guide you into states of deep relaxation. I loved the benefits of guided meditation so much that I created Braintasia Mind Mastery Method. Learn more about Braintasia and how you can download audios here – Braintasia Website
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