Cellulite is a nuisance to some and to others it’s not a problem.
From our perspective; happy people are beautiful people, which is why it is important to point out that we do not think there is anything wrong with cellulite, however many have asked us: how do I get rid of it or minimize it? Which is why we are sharing, some well-intentioned and overall health-promoting advice, that we hope you can use.
Why do I get cellulite?
The Danish health magazine iForm writes: Cellulite appears because the fat in the subcutaneous tissue accumulates in small "caves" in the connective tissue between the epidermis and the muscles. The older we get, the stiffer the connective tissue becomes, and the more visible the bumps become. Cellulite is also said to be hereditary and therefore some women are predisposed to cellulite, even at an early age.
At Karmameju we advocate dry brushing the skin with specially developed body dry brushes. Dry brushing is a centuries-old ritual that stimulates blood circulation, as well as the nervous and lymphatic systems. It removes dry skin, and then prevents and combats cellulite.
In a study from the University of Sunderland in England, researchers found that daily dry brushing reduced the test subjects' cellulite by an average of 26% in just 5 weeks. In the study, dry brushing gave better results than both exercise and cellulite creams. Imagine if the subjects had the dry brush for 1 year!
The researchers were surprised by the results and concluded that it had to be the daily "scrubbing around the fat depots" which caused the more uniform surface of the skin.
You can read more about why I dry brush HERE - because there are many good reasons to do so.