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We are often asked by our customers if aloe vera is good for treating cellulite. From our experience, we know aloe vera extract increases the blood supply to the area where it is applied and helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, due to the great interest in this topic, we encourage you to learn more about how to combat cellulite with aloe vera.
Causes of cellulite
Cellulite is a common, harmless skin condition consisting of the appearance of small bumps that have the appearance of orange peel. It is usually concentrated on the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, breasts and upper arms.
It is more prevalent in women than in men and there are many causes for it. On the one hand, hormones and genetics play an important role while, on the other hand, variations in weight, muscle tone or a sedentary lifestyle seem to aggravate the situation. However, you should bear in mind that very athletic or slim people can also have cellulite.
Finally, circulation problems caused by wearing tight-fitting clothes or shoes with very high heels, and even age can cause or accentuate it.
Anti-cellulite cream components
Anti-cellulite creams help to reduce those bumps that make up orange peel skin, in addition to a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Its ingredients are usually divided into stimulants, which metabolise fats, and inhibitors, which prevent their accumulation in adipocytes. The most common components are:
● Salicylic acid: prevents the entry of sugars into adipose tissue.
● Caffeine: activates the synthesis of fats and their movement.
● Indian pennywort (Centella asiatica): provides elasticity and protects vascular tissue.
● Escin: stimulates lipolysis.
● Guarana extract or cupaline: contains caffeine, which contributes to the elimination of fat.
● Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus): algae rich in essential amino acids, vitamins, trace elements and minerals. These include iodine, which helps to activate cells and eliminate accumulated toxins.
● Ginkgo: an antioxidant that stimulates blood circulation.
● Ivy: this plant has important analgesic and lipolytic properties.
>● L-carnitine: burns fat.
● Retinol: when absorbed, it exfoliates and stimulates cellular activity.
● Butcher’s-broom (Ruscus aculeatus): increases microcirculation and facilitates lymphatic drainage.
● Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with a cell-protecting function.
Cellulite healing properties of aloe vera
Because one of the causes of cellulite is poor circulation and aloe vera increases blood flow in the area applied, it is used to treat it. It has also been shown to help control excess protein in adipose tissue, which is another factor related to cellulite build-up.
Anti-cellulite aloe vera also has the following properties that help improve cellulite:
● Moisturising: it has a great capacity to moisturise even very dry and damaged skin.
● Regenerative: it is a powerful healing agent and helps reform damaged skin cells.
● Helps prevent and diminish stretch marks.
● Improves skin elasticity.
● Soothing: it is particularly effective against sunburn or domestic burns and with irritated skin.
● Anti-inflammatory: this is another reason why it significantly reduces orange peel skin.
● Reduces dermatitis spots.
A cream with a high aloe vera content can be effective in reducing the adverse effects of cellulite and improving its appearance. However, to ensure its effectiveness, we recommend using the pure gel or juice of the plant. Both products are equally pure and vary only in texture, with the juice being more fluid. They can also be used alone or in combination with a body moisturiser or oil.
Anti-cellulite cream massages and other aloe vera remedies
Massages to treat cellulite have a dual function. Firstly, they help the cream penetrate easily through the skin which makes it even more effective. Secondly, they mobilise the fat and toxins accumulated in the dermis. In fact, if done properly from the bottom up, they have a great draining effect. This is because they activate microcirculation, making it easier for accumulated macromolecules, the lymphatic system has not been able to eliminate, to finally be expelled.
There are several types of anti-cellulite massages you can give yourself at home; below is a list of the most common ones. Before starting, we recommend you apply the anti-cellulite cream or pure aloe vera juice so that your hands move more easily.
● Kneading: This consists of pressing with the fingers or palms of the hands as if you were making bread. In this case, your hands move in all directions.
● Pumping: This is done by pressing with the wrists as if pushing the blood towards the heart.
● Knuckles: This method helps to remove accumulated fat. It consists of drawing small circles by pressing as hard as possible with your knuckles on the affected area.
● Small strokes: These are given with the edges of the hands and are carried out quickly in quick succession. You can alternate between both hands.
● Rolling: This method is a little painful. It consists of pinching the skin with your index finger and thumb and dragging upwards without releasing. If it is a bit painful, don't carry on. The idea is to detach the tissues that may stick together and thus mobilise the fat.
You can complete your cellulite aloe vera treatment with the drink supplement based on aloe vera pulp from Finca Canarias. It is a powerful antioxidant loaded with vitamins C and E.
In short, we don't believe in miracle products or pipe dreams. Aloe vera is good for cellulite because of its many beneficial properties for the skin. Cellulite can be significantly improved with proper treatment; however, you must use it consistently and dedicate time every day to achieving the best results, just as you should with any other product.