Women’s number one enemy: cellulite.
Here we are again: every year, as bikini weather approaches, girls, women, mums try anything to get back into shape before their beach holidays.
Often however, despite being on a diet and exercising, we cannot seem to get rid of those annoying skin defects, the orange-peel skin, the fatty deposits: basically, cellulite.
Cellulite is a build-up of fatty tissue normally found on hips, thighs, and buttocks. There are many factors that can cause cellulite, especially:
- lifestyle, including diet and level of physical activity
- hormones, especially for women (who are often subject to hormonal changes that could be the cause of the unsightly orange peel skin)
- hereditary factors can either increase or decrease the probability of being prone to developing cellulite.
But what can we do against it? We cannot get rid of it completely, but at least reduce it. Here are three recommendations on how to keep this unpleasant foe at bay:
- choose a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and minerals. Try to eat lots of seasonal fruit and vegetables, the ultimate healthy foods.
- Keep hydrated, drinking those famous 2 litres a day helps release excess fluids and toxins.
- Apply a coffee-based treatment: as easy to prepare as it is effective. Once you have made some coffee (using a moka, the traditional Italian coffee pot) take out the coffee mould which is left inside and mix it with a fragrance free body lotion or some natural yoghurt. You can use the mix as a cream to massage onto the areas you wish to treat 2/3 times a week for 10 minutes each time. Or you can leave it on for longer as a mask; apply the cream, cover it with some cling film and leave it to work for about 20 minutes, then rinse out.
Easy, isn’t it?