Few women can take comfort in the fact that cellulite affects an estimated 90 percent of all females– they would rather it not be a concern at all! However, they are not alone in their plight for smooth skin- about 10 percent of men have cellulite, too. Although men and women typically suffer from different ‘trouble zones’ due to differentiation in fat deposits, hormones and skin thickness – women tend to yearn for smooth thighs, while men who suffer from it tend to have it appear on their necks or abdomens– reducing its appearance is a universal goal!
Why We Need to Detox
Detoxing can greatly complement natural cellulite treatments, as the lymphatic system plays an integral role in the development of cellulite. If the lymphatic system is not properly functioning and taking away toxins, connective tissues can stiffen near the surface of the skin as a result of impaired blood flow, and thus lead to the appearance of cellulite.
Over time, toxin build-up can happen eating too many processed foods and chemical additives. Alcohol, cigarettes and medication are also examples of toxin sources. Stress also plays a role in generating toxins within the body.
The Power of Detox
It is a wise idea to consult your doctor before beginning a detox plan, and avoid any harsh treatments like liquid diets that can deplete the body of essential nutrients. Instead, replace the unhealthy foods in your diet with healthy, nutritious foods that are free from the preservatives, chemicals, artificial hormones, etc. Amp up your fitness routine to help your body sweat out harmful toxins. Also, be sure to get plenty of rest and manage your stress levels.
Many herbal ingredients also aid in the natural detoxification of the body. Dandelion and Fennel have been used throughout history to cleanse and promote body detoxification, rejuvenate liver functioning, and kick-start the body back to life! Pelargonium reniforme is another ingredient great for natural detox that also supports liver functioning and the body’s natural ability to break down and eliminate fat.
The skin as the largest organ offers a significant outlet for detoxing and the drawing properties of the body wrap clay has been successful for decades in removing large amounts of toxins.