Are you worried about cellulite on your arms? We explain why it appears and how you can eliminate it.
Cellulite can appear in different parts of the body, it is very common in the area of the thighs and buttocks, but it can also appear in other areas such as the abdomen, knees, arms and even the nape of the neck.
The area where it usually appears is around the biceps and is usually very complex, since in summer we all like to wear dresses and tank tops or short sleeves, where the arms are the protagonists.
As we have seen in other articles, having cellulite is normal. In fact 90% of women have it at some point in their lives, but that does not mean we like it. Cellulite can even give us an insecurity, especially when it accumulates in visible areas, such as the arms, affecting the way we enjoy life.
To detect if we have cellulite, even before noticing the lower part of the biceps looser, rougher or with bumps, we must do a very simple test. This test consists of taking a large pinch, and see if we see dimples in the pinch. If so, we are starting to develop cellulite, and it is the best time to put the brakes on it.
If you are in this incipient phase or even if you already have orange peel skin on the arms, do not worry because cellulite on the arms can be reduced without professional treatment.
Cellulite on the arms, why does it appear?
The cause of the cellulite process is due to fluid retention, which can originate from various causes, both genetic and hormonal, lifestyle habits, age, etc. This edema chains a series of consequences that end up causing the fat cells or adipocytes, increase in size and quantity, bulging the skin. The micro-circulation suffers, the connective tissue becomes taut, pulling the skin inwards. This whole process occurs at a deep level of the skin.
What causes cellulite to appear in one area of the body or another is mostly due to genetic and hormonal factors, circulatory problems, skin quality, poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, etc.
In the case of the arms, it is also more common to appear with age, due to the loss of collagen in the tissues. Collagen fibers support the skin, and their degradation can produce flaccidity and the appearance of cushioned skin.
Plan to eliminate cellulite on the arms
1 PHYSICAL EXERCISE
It will help us to improve our arms. It is not about doing cardio and a slimming diet, poor in nutrients and calories; but above all we must try to recover the strength of the muscle.
The key is to combine two types of training, a cardiovascular activity with strength exercises, using dumbbells, elastic bands or your own body weight (TRX, push-ups, planks ...). We can also exercise our arms on the gym machines, which will also help us to have toned arms without flaccidity.
Some suitable exercises to burn cellulite in the arms are:
- Flexing and extending the elbows with dumbbells. Perform the movement slowly, as if they were even heavier, so that the joints do not suffer.
- Push-ups to take advantage of body weight.
- Raise and lower your arms above your head. You can do this with weights
- Triceps kicks with dumbbells.
It should be rich in vegetables and fruits (high in potassium), nuts, whole grains and quality protein sources. Without forgetting correct hydration habits throughout the day (2 liters of water per day).
When we consider fighting cellulite, it is important to cleanse the body inside and out. The organs that help us to perform this purification are the liver, kidneys and skin.
For the skin, we will make a dry exfoliation that removes all dead skin cells, stimulates circulation and also helps us to better penetrate cosmetic treatments.
For the inside, apart from food, we can use supplements such as Detox910, with a high content of natural organic extracts of the most effective plants to cleanse these organs, such as artichoke, milk thistle, horsetail, Nopal... Always with plenty of water.
4 ANTI-CELLULITE MASSAGE
The anti-cellulite massages must be performed properly and constantly to achieve results. They consist of several phases because we must act on various aspects such as the accumulation of toxins, improve micro-circulation, break up fat, elasticize the connective tissue ...
Let's see a step by step anti-cellulite arm massage with Glo910, which allows us to work at home this part of the body effectively.
Step 1: We gather the hair in a ponytail or similar to avoid hair snagging.
Step 2: Dry exfoliation.We detoxify the skin with a professional exfoliation, fast and very effective, which will let our body breathe by freeing it from dead cells. In this way the body will be able to excrete toxins through the skin more easily, in addition to leaving the skin very soft.
Step 3: Gentle draining massage with the Soft-Massage head. We start on the hands, move up the forearm, around the elbow, and up the arm to the shoulder, and from the elbow to the armpits, to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Step 4: Fat kneading massage with the Cellu-Active head. We work the fat area with gentle speed.
Step 5: Apply Oil910 Reducing Massage Oil
Step 6: Draining and toning massage. We help the active ingredients of the oil to penetrate, while we finish the massage with this Cellu-Detox head, making vertical lines from the elbow to the armpit and shoulder.
To treat cellulite on the arms, it is important to improve both the burning of fat and the improvement of collagen production. For this, the most effective are supplements that act from the inside, becoming our great allies against flaccidity and "orange peel".
Thanks to compounds formulated with proprietary hydrolyzed marine collagen type I peptides, such as Peptan, together with ingredients that fix and reinforce it, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and silicon, it is possible to recover and maintain the collagen layer that supports the skin. Glo's Skin910, (not yet available in the USA) collagen firming, which also adds DMAE in high proportion to the formula for its high tightening effect, can help you. In addition to restoring firmness, it will smooth cellulite dimples.
You may also be interested in this article on the causes of cellulite and its early symptoms to understand the importance of collagen supplementation and massage in the effectiveness of your treatment.