Experts believe that fluid trapped between fat cells may result in the increased visibility of these fat deposits - and the dreaded "orange peel" look.
Cellulite seems to effect almost every woman - whether thin or fat - and is most commonly found on the buttocks, thighs and legs. It is aggravated by:
- Consumption of highly refined foods
- Smoking and alcohol
- A sedentary lifestyle
- General toxification of the body
- Poor circulation and fluid retention
It is important to remember that cellulite is a "whole body" problem. All products will be much more effective if used as part of a healthy lifestyle. This includes:
- Regular exercise
- Drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day
- Cutting back on over-processed foods
- Not smoking
Exfoliation is key to any anti-cellulite programme. Its effect is two-fold. It smoothes and polishes skin so that it is better able to absorb the active ingredients in anti-cellulite preparations, and it stimulates circulation to aid in toxin elimination.
Massage is an important step in many of the body's healing processes. A good massage, done regularly, encourages lymphatic drainage, cleanses the body of unwanted toxins and can increase blood circulation. Firm massage strokes also help the active ingredients in anti-cellulite preparations to penetrate more effectively.
2. Aromatic Bathing
A long, hot bath is not only one of life's greatest pleasures, but is also an excellent way to rejuvenate the entire body. Remember, the skin is the largest organ and plays an important role in the body's absorption and elimination system. Sh'Zen's carefully chosen essential oils can assist the body in releasing toxins and excess fluids - all while you relax in a fragrant bath.
Diet is an important aspect of any anti-cellulite programme. Sh'Zen has developed a dietary supplement that helps to reduce water retention and encourage the breakdown of cellulite.