As you may have noticed, most of the “anti-cellulite” creams sold commercially are based on caffeine. Because this molecule (present in coffee, of course, but also in tea and cocoa) limits the multiplication of fat cells and prevents the storage of fat … In short, it is a major ally, especially when we associate it with green tea or guarana, two recognized fat-burning active ingredients.
Granny’s tip: instead of buying a caffeine product, make it yourself! Prepare 50 cl of very strong coffee. Put it in a bottle and add the juice of 1 lemon. Close. Shake. Let sit 24 hours. Massage the affected areas with this lotion – be careful, it only keeps for a week in the fridge.
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Herbal tea with cherry tails
The cherry tail is often used in herbal medicine: this natural active ingredient helps detoxify the body and promotes the circulation of fluids. However, adipose cellulite (the most frequent, that which is characterized by an “orange peel”) is precisely associated with a bad circulation of the lymph, the liquid which transports toxins in our body. Ditto for aqueous cellulite, which is none other than the famous water retention!
Granny’s tip: prepare a draining herbal tea with cherry tails, to be consumed 3 times a day for 10 days. The recipe: overnight, let marinate about 70 g of dried cherry tails (organic and untreated, it’s important) in 1 liter of water. The next day, boil for 10 min. Cover and let steep 15 minutes. Filter. The mixture is to be kept in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 days.
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A massage with lemon essential oil
Grandma always has a bottle at the bottom of her medicine cabinet: lemon essential oil (antibacterial, anti-infectious, anxiolytic …) is effective against many sores! This substance rich in limonene is also lipid-lowering: this means that it promotes lipolysis, or the degradation of lipids – in short, it is a competitive fat burner.
Granny’s tip: mix 1 tsp. to s. jojoba or sweet almond oil + 10 drops of lemon essential oil (Citrus limon (L.) Burman f ). Massage the areas affected by cellulite for a long time, morning and evening. Please note: lemon HE is prohibited for pregnant and / or breastfeeding women as well as people with epilepsy.
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Against cellulite, natural solutions exist
Anti-cellulite suction cups
The best solution against encrusted cellulite is the suction cups. Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine (and for almost as many years by our dear grandmothers …), the suction cups boost the circulation of fluids in the body and “break” the cells that store fat : after a few weeks, cellulite will fade.
Granny’s tip: first apply an anti-cellulite cream to the area to be treated and then massage vigorously with a warm plastic suction cup – you can even put essential oils in it to boost the anti-cellulite action. For the massage to be effective, you have to put elbow grease on it!
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A plant bath
Finding a smooth skin without “orange peel” is not that complicated: besides, our grandmothers regularly took herbal baths, choosing draining, detoxifying and good for blood circulation plants. We just have to imitate them …
Granny’s tip: once a week, make the following infusion: 1 handful of meadowsweet, 1 handful of ground ivy (not to be confused with climbing ivy, which is toxic), 1 handful of horse chestnut bark , 1 handful of kelp. Leave to infuse covered for 15 min in 1/2 liter of boiling water, filter, pour this preparation into the bath water.
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