We all want to look great when summer comes. We can get beautiful, nourished, smooth skin with no visible traces of cellulite using different methods. We can change our diet, increase water intake, exercise regularly, have anti-cellulite massages and use various cosmetic products.
Cellulite – a health and esthetic problem
Cellulite is gelatinous looking skin made of water, fat, and a high percentage of toxic substances that the body does not excrete but piles under the skin. It is a degenerative process that occurs under panniculus adiposus. Unless treated appropriately and timely, it can lead to a strain on joints and grave blood flow problems. The disease characterizes changes in the skin’s appearance. It is also called orange-peel skin and can lead to major esthetic and psychological issues in women.
Possible causes of cellulite are:
• Hormonal factors
• Being overweight
• Unhealthy choices and combination of foods.
Successful cellulite treatment requires an assessment of the level of disease and general health condition, appropriate choice of products and ways of application.
There are several types of cellulite – the most important thing is to distinguish them
Aqueous cellulite is the most common type of cellulite. The symptoms are fluid retention and poor blood circulation. The texture of the skin is close to orange peel, and skin tissues are swollen. The solution for this type of cellulite is blood circulation improvement.
Adipose cellulite can be visible when you pinch the skin, or when you place the body in a specific position and stretch it. It is not painful and not much noticeable. We can treat it efficiently, as the causes involve an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
Edematous cellulite is the worst type of cellulite. It is hard, visible, with bumpy and uneven skin. In some cases, it can be painful. It is not easy to get rid of this type of cellulite, but not impossible either. You will need a lot of time and effort.
We can now proudly present our new product Cinnamon Massage Gel. The gel reshapes skin by making it firmer, smooth and tight, and the cellulite is less visible. Cinnamon Massage Gel is enriched with essential and aromatic oils that work wonders for the skin, as well as fine particles of silica sand and pulverized cinnamon bark for removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.
Ivy extract acts as an astringent, has a soothing and relaxing effect on the skin. Because of flavonoids content, it prevents water accumulation in the skin, so it is often part of products that help reduce cellulite. (1-3).
Glycerin is a well-known natural humectant. Its most essential role is to attract water to the skin, hydrate it and make it smooth. It improves skin barrier properties. It has a soothing effect on the skin. (4).
Caffeine conditions the skin. It goes into deeper skin layers and contributes to fluid distribution. It is used in cosmetic products as it has proven anti-ageing and anti-cellulite effects (2, 5). It also acts as an antioxidant, protects from UV rays, and makes skin look smooth. (5).
Cinnamon essential oil is mostly used for its aromatic fragrance and is often an ingredient in many perfume formulations. In addition to that, it contains a lot of polyphenol units with beneficial antioxidant properties. It catches free radicals (6), thus protecting the skin from harmful external factors.
Sweet orange essential oil conditions the skin. Because of its pleasant refreshing scent, it is used in many perfume compositions. It relaxes the body and mind and reduces stress. It has antioxidant properties and protects the skin from free radicals. Because of proven anti-bacterial effects, it cleanses the skin efficiently and is an ingredient in products for the skin prone to acne (7).
Rosemary leaf essential oil conditions the skin, refreshes it and gives a pleasant and appealing scent. It calms the skin, frees it from stress relaxing the whole body and mind. It also has an antioxidant effect and protects the skin from harmful external influences (8).
Silica acts as an abrasive and absorbent. It is used for removing dead skin cells, making it smooth and rejuvenated.
Pulverized cinnamon bark can be used for skin conditioning. It has antioxidant properties (9, 10), and finely ground particles of cinnamon trunk mechanically remove dead skin cells making it smooth.
For the best results, we recommend massage soap and anti-cellulite oil from the same collection in combination with the gel.
Cinnamon Massage Soap – During a shower massage problematic areas (thighs, hips, bottom, and stomach) with circular motions with the soap.
Cinnamon Massage Oil Massage the oil into the body, especially the affected areas or the ones prone to cellulite.
Cinnamon Massage Gel Apply the gel on the problematic areas (thighs, hips, bottom, and stomach) and massage them with circular motions. For a better effect, we recommend aluminium foil treatment and more physical activities.
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