Can we say goodbye to Cellulite with Ayurveda?

No one likes the infamous orange peel skin, yet most of women have it. Cellulite unfortunately affects mostly women (approximately 85% of us according to UK Health Centre), although men can get it too but in much lesser extent. Why is that? It is mostly due to the different concentration of sex hormones which contribute to accumulation of our body fat. Another factor that we get cellulite more than men is in the way the male skin is arranged, making it more effective at preventing cellulite from emerging in contrast to female skin. There are many myths surrounding cellulite such as that only overweight people get it or if you lose weight, your cellulite will disappear. None of them are true.

According to Ayurveda cellulite is nothing but excessive, undigested toxic waste. It's a heavy, sticky substance that sits in the fat cells and is very difficult to eliminate. The longer it sits there, the harder it is to remove. It is associated with lymph drainage problem as toxins and fluid will accumulate in pockets of fat on certain parts of the body when the lymph system is not working properly. Therefore improving the circulation of the lymph in areas that are prone to cellulite will reduce the cause of cellulite. Similarly reducing toxic exposure is also an essential component on an anti-cellulite program and reduces the cause.

But cellulite doesn’t manifest equally in everyone. In the same way as Ayurveda recognises three different types of body-mind types