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Cellulite - Every Woman's Nightmare And What YOU Can Do To Prevent It!

Cellulite - Every Woman's Nightmare And What YOU Can Do To Prevent It!

What is cellulite?

Do you cringe when you hear the word “cellulite?” If you feel that cellulite is part of the female curse, you are not alone! Many women obsess about their cellulite including celebs like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. Don’t believe for one minute that cellulite is your destiny if you are a bit chubby or overweight! Cellulite doesn’t discriminate and women with different body types are affected too – whether you are skinny, fat, or a fitness freak, cellulite can be a problem for you. About 90% of women have cellulite but hardly, any men do – this is because women store more fat than men do and their skin is also  structured differently.  The tell-tale signs of cellulite are that lumpy, dimpled, orange peel or cottage cheese texture found on the surface of your skin. These fatty deposits typically appear on the tummy, thighs, glutes or butt area which makes wearing a bikini, shorts or mini so embarrassing! Cellulite is essentially fat beneath the skin which pushes against the underlying connective tissue. As the fat cells increase in size, it distorts the connective tissue and creates dimpled skin.

Is cellulite hereditary, hormonal or just related to lifestyle?

There are a number of reasons why you may have developed cellulite.


Blame it on mom! Genetics plays a role in the way your body stores fat, and you may therefore be predisposed to cellulite. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do about it! You don’t have to just except your fate! By eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, you can certainly help to stop, minimise or prevent cellulite, even though your genes predispose you to it! You CAN beat the cellulite battle!


So, you’ve never had cellulite before and suddenly it appears? The culprit is ….Hormones! There is a strong connection between cellulite and your hormones as a result of estrogen. Estrogen aggravates those fatty deposits in the skin, particularly in the stomach, thighs and buttocks and this can  worsen the appearance of cellulite. When your hormones are out of whack, cellulite likes to rear its lumpy bits. In the Feelgood Health range, our herbal remedy Don Quai is specially formulated to balance hormones and also acts as a powerful tonic for the reproductive system. Using Don Quai daily can help to calm and balance hormones and keep estrogen from pumping up that cellulite!

Cellulite may also worsen during pregnancy because of increased weight gain as well as water retention. Cellulite is also more noticeable during and after menopause because the texture and quality of the skin changes – as the skin becomes thinner, the appearance of cellulite is more evident.


As with any health condition, our lifestyle choices also impact on the appearance of cellulite. While it may not necessarily be a direct cause of cellulite, unhealthy diet, and lack of exercise can certainly worsen cellulite presence. Not drinking enough water can also play a big part. Water keeps the liver and kidneys healthy and flushes toxins and excess hormones from the body. If you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys and liver can’t work properly and an increase in cellulite could be the outcome!

What you can do to prevent cellulite?

Eat a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet packed with fresh fruit and veggies, and especially unprocessed foods will make a significant difference in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Nowadays, our foods are filled with additives, preservatives andhormones which contribute to  cellulite and fat storage. ‘Pseudo hormones’ in some foods have been found to cause hormonal imbalance – and therefore lead to an increase in hormone related problems, including cellulite! The solution is to avoid processed foods and to choose organic foods as much as possible.

Stay hydrated
Drink filtered water to flush toxins and excess hormones from your body and thereby preventing cellulite developing. Herbal teas are also beneficial in minimizing the appearance of cellulite – start your day with a cup of green tea and drink pure, fresh water – at least 8 glasses a day - to stay hydrated.

Cleansing your body’s system is very important to get rid of all the waste and toxins that have accumulated in your body. A good detox will kick start your system and get it moving again, flushing out toxins and getting your liver and kidneys into top shape – which means shifting that stubborn cellulite and maximising your exercise and healthy eating efforts! . Use our Detox Drops to help - a gentle, effective herbal remedy to eliminate and cleanse unwanted toxins in the body and help you to feel and look great all at the same time! 

Exercise regularly
Regular exercise burns fat and tones muscle to reduce cellulite. Cardio, strength and weight training together with a healthy diet will not only help with cellulite but also keep you fit and trim, and increase your energy levels. If you want to lose weight quickly, add EcoSlim and Detox Drops herbal remedies to your weight loss program. This combo pack will speed up your metabolism, improve digestive functioning and keep unwanted kilos off.    

Massaging your cellulite areas stimulates the lymphatic system,  helping to drain and increase the lymphatic fluid. In this way, massage releases the toxins. Apply gentle pressure to all your wobbly bits using our Grapefruit Essential Oil – massage in a circular motion to break down fats and toxins and increase circulation to the area. This massage oil  contains a selected blend of aromatherapy oils and is specially formulated to treat stubborn cellulite and encourage circulation.

Dry Skin Brushing

Dry skin brushing works wonders for reducing unsightly cellulite. Target “orange peel” on your thighs and butt using a dry bristle body brushbrush in small, circular movements for a few minutes at least three times per week. Regular body brushing will help to improve the dimpled appearance of skin. Afterwards nourish and increase circulation with a quick massage with Grapefruit Essential Oil from Feelgood Health for a glowing, healthy skin.

Last but not least, having cellulite is not the end of the world! Learn to embrace your “dimples” as part of your femininity! Instead of obsessing about your cellulite, take preventative steps to eat correctly, exercise and practice massage and dry brushing as part of your NEW routine.

If you have any health-related questions, please contact us or leave a comment below for FREE advice. We always love hearing from you!
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