Most women in Singapore are affected by cellulite, and the appearance of dimpling skin on the back of the thighs can hold some back from embracing short dresses and shorts. The lumps and dimples that appear on the thighs, bums, and tummy are cosmetic concerns which can take a big chunk of your self-esteem.
That’s why people turn to effective slimming treatments and anti-cellulite massages to help them reduce the appearance of cellulite and beat that insecurity. But did you know that what you eat can go a long way in helping you too? Certain foods contain nutrients and other ingredients that are beneficial to your body, and keep the skin firm and taut. Let’s find out more below.
Avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids which is good for the heart. They also contain plenty of potassium and fibre. The monounsaturated fatty acids, also known as Essential Fatty Acids (EFA), are vital for the maintenance of the skin’s elasticity. One of the reasons why cellulite worsens with age is our skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner, thus emphasizing the appearance of cellulite. Avocados also contain fibre which helps the body to balance glucose levels and eliminate cellulite-forming toxins.
Dark, leafy greens
The importance of dark leafy greens is undisputed – they are nutrient-rich, and good for circulation and detoxification. Vegetables like kale and spinach are packed with crucial vitamins, such as vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as fibre, antioxidants, iron, and potassium.
More importantly, dark leafy greens are fantastic cellulite-busting foods. Most dark green vegetables, like broccoli and asparagus, contain an antioxidant agent called lutein. Lutein is well-known for its ability to boost hydration and elasticity of the skin. It is also widely used as a supplement to enhance the skin’s lipids levels, which strengthens its protective barrier.
Popular species like salmon, trout, and mackerel are high in concentration of Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids for skin-strengthening. The fatty acids present in oily fish are also beneficial in boosting the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. This helps your body to lower inflammation and improve circulation, keeping cellulite at bay.
Brown rice, oats and quinoa are whole grains that will boost your fibre and energy levels significantly. Fibre improves your digestive healthy by enabling your body to detoxify and clear out waste products that can accumulate in the system, often leading to cellulite. Whole grains also promote cardio-health and boost circulation to cellulite-prone areas. Choosing this over refined grains will also help to keep excess glucose out of your system, thus reducing the appearance of dimpling.
Another fruit to incorporate in your diet is bananas. They are a rich source of potassium, which helps to reduce water retention associated with cellulite. Additionally, potassium can support the lymphatic system to ensure it functions efficiently at circulating fluid and eliminating impurities from the body. Bananas are known to promote healthy blood circulation so skin cells can receive the required nutrients while ridding toxins that may be responsible for cellulite build-up.
Aside from incorporating these foods in your diet, you can take a step further in your efforts to battle the unwanted dimpling skin with our cellulite massages at Adonis. We use a combination of Homeopac, a non-invasive technology, and our formulated Auras Oil to lessen cellulite appearance and improve circulation in the body for health benefits. Here at Adonis, you can also find our current facial promotion at just $51.36 (after 7% GST) for new customers!