Improve the Appearance of Cellulite & Loose Skin

Christina Bates
Christina Bates
3 minute read
February 16, 2024
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Cellulite and loose skin can happen for a variety of reasons, and they can negatively impact self-confidence. While various methods could offer promising results, we recommend starting with holistic approaches that can address the root causes and promote your overall well-being.

Stress Management

Did you know that the stress hormone, cortisol, can inhibit collagen synthesis? Chronic stress can negatively impact skin health, and these stress-reducing techniques can also contribute to improving your mood, sleep and longevity.

  • Exercise Regularly

Exercise, such as strength training, can firm up your skin by increasing your muscle mass and improving the smoothness of skin texture. Engage in regular physical activity such as walking, jogging, yoga or dancing to release endorphins and reduce stress hormones like cortisol. Find activities that you enjoy, and incorporate them into your daily routine.

  • Mindfulness Meditation

Practice mindfulness meditation to cultivate awareness of the present moment and reduce stress levels. Set aside a few minutes each day to focus on your breath, body sensations or thoughts to train yourself to let go of agitation and tension.

  • Deep Breathing Exercises

If meditation isn't for you, you can still practice deep breathing exercises to activate the body's relaxation response and calm the mind. Take slow, deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth, focusing on the sensation of each breath.

  • Time Management

If you're feeling overwhelmed by your schedule, try prioritizing tasks and setting realistic goals. Break large tasks into smaller, manageable steps and allocate time for self-care activities, hobbies and relaxation.

  • Connect with Nature

The research is undeniable: Spending time outdoors in nature can help you unwind and recharge, and it can even lower cortisol levels, blood pressure, and your risk of cancer! Try to spend at least 2 hours outside every week. Take leisurely walks in the park, go for a hike or simply sit and soak up the beauty of your natural surroundings in your own backyard. 

  • Social Support

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, "When people are socially connected and have stable and supportive relationships, they are more likely to make healthy choices and have better mental and physical health outcomes. They are also better able to cope with hard times, stress, anxiety, and depression."

Cultivate meaningful relationships with friends, family and support groups, and surround yourself with positive influences who uplift and encourage you during challenging times.

Nutrition

Equally as important as stress management, is how you fuel your body with vital nutrients. Review each section, and ask yourself if you can change anything to support your skin health and lower stress.

  • Hydration

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and improve overall skin health

Bonus Points: Choose fruits and vegetables with high water content like watermelon, bell peppers, peaches and pineapple, and limit dehydrating beverages like alcohol and caffeinated drinks. Remember, you can have up to 4 cups of coffee before the afternoon to get a boost of caffeine and avoid dehydration.

  • Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Incorporate foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries, leafy greens and colorful vegetables into your diet. Antioxidants help combat oxidative stress, which can contribute to skin aging and the loss of skin elasticity.

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Include sources of omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines), flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts in your diet. Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties and support skin health.

  • Lean Proteins

Consume lean protein sources like chicken, turkey, fish and legumes to support muscle repair and growth. Adequate protein intake is essential for maintaining muscle mass, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten loose skin.

  • Collagen-Boosting Foods

Include foods rich in collagen-building nutrients, such as vitamin C (citrus fruits, bell peppers, strawberries), zinc (pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, cashews), and sulfur (garlic, onions, cruciferous vegetables) in your diet. Collagen plays a crucial role in skin elasticity and firmness.

  • Healthy Fats

Incorporate sources of healthy fats, such as avocado, olive oil, nuts, and seeds, into your meals. Healthy fats support skin hydration and promote a supple complexion.

By incorporating these stress management and nutrition strategies into your daily routine, you can support your skin's health, help minimize the appearance of cellulite and promote overall well-being. Remember to prioritize self-care and make choices that nourish both your body and mind for long-lasting results.

What are Your Options at Your Local Restore Studio?

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Saunas emit light waves that penetrate the skin and stimulate blood flow. This increased circulation may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by promoting lymphatic drainage and flushing out toxins. Regular sessions in an Infrared Sauna can also help improve skin tone and texture.

Compression

Compression sleeves exert gentle pressure on the skin to help improve blood flow and reduce fluid retention. You can also try wearing compression clothing during workouts or throughout the day to help increase blood flow and decrease inflammation.

Neveskin Tone

Neveskin Tone utilizes cold temperatures to help stimulate blood flow and tighten the skin. This soothing, non-invasive treatment can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by firming and smoothing the skin in specific areas of the body such as the back, arms, abs or legs. Neveskin Tone sessions are typically 30-60 minutes and desired results can take 3-6 sessions.

Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy harnesses low levels of red or near-infrared light to stimulate cellular energy production and promote healing. This therapy may improve the appearance of cellulite by enhancing collagen production, increasing blood flow, and reducing inflammation

In a controlled trial study with women aged 25-55, regular sessions of Red Light Therapy were shown to further improve the reduction of cellulite when combined with regular cardio exercise compared to exercise alone.

Your Lifestyle Matters

Combining holistic approaches such as adequate hydration, nutrition, exercise, and stress management with therapies like Infrared Sauna, Compression, CryoToning and Red Light Therapy can help improve and reduce the appearance of cellulite and loose skin. Prioritize self-care and healthy lifestyle habits for long-lasting results and to boost your overall well-being.

Are you ready to start feeling better? Book your favorite appointments at your local Restore studio.

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