Enhance Your Cellulite Treatment with Plain Water

Thanks to the contrast between hot and cold water, the blood vessels dilate and then contract, helping to relax your muscles and reducing inflammation.
Enhance Your Cellulite Treatment with Plain Water

Last update: 03 April, 2019

Today there are countless cellulite treatments on the market. However, to make them truly effective, they must be combined with a balanced diet and an exercise routine.

In today’s article, we’ll give you one more key to enhancing the effects of your cellulite treatment: a little bit of water, and a few minutes of your day.

Alternating temperatures

If you have the ability to switch from very cold to very hot water at home, you can benefit from the amazing properties of contrasting water temperatures. This therapy is known as the Scottish shower. Many times it’s used in spas and other hydrotherapy centers.

The hot water helps dilate your blood vessels and promotes relaxation of the muscles and joints. In contrast, cold water causes your blood vessels to constrict, reducing inflammation and keeping tissues from sagging.

Thanks to the temperature difference, you multiply your benefits and can obtain the following results:

  • Improved circulation
  • Tightening of the skin
  • Improved appearance of the skin
  • Faster metabolism

In addition to this, while preventing and fighting the appearance of cellulite, you’re also getting other health benefits.

First of all, you strengthen your immune system gradually, helping you better adapt to extremes in climate while immediately achieving a feeling of relaxation. This is highly beneficial for your nervous system.

woman in a hot pool as a cellulite treatment

How do you do this cellulite treatment?

The first few times it can be very shocking to use cold water, so you can start with slightly warmer water and do this therapy for a shorter period of time. Eventually, your body will adapt so it’s not so cold, and in fact, you’ll find it very pleasing.

You can perform this rinse only on areas where you have cellulite, or you can choose to do it for your whole body. It’s also helpful if the room where you choose to perform this therapy is not too cold, but rather a comfortable room temperature.

The procedure

  • 1 minute of hot water followed by 1 minute of cold water.
  • 2 minutes of hot water followed by 2 minutes of cold water.
  • 1 minute of hot water followed by 1 minute of cold water.
  • 2 minutes of hot water followed by 2 minutes of cold water.
  • 3 minutes of hot water followed by 3 minutes of cold water.

It’s essential to always end with cold water and to perform the application from the bottom to the top. Similarly, you must perform it from the outside of your body inward.

woman with very little cellulite in her legs

Anti-cellulite lotion

After the therapy, dry yourself off with a slightly rough towel, because the friction will help your body temperature return to normal and open the pores of your skin.

This is the best time to apply your normal cellulite cream, because its benefits will be more readily absorbed, enhancing its effects.

If you don’t have a specific cream on hand, you can use a vegetable oil of your choice (almond, coconut, olive, or sesame oil) with a few drops of birch essential oil added in.

This is also the time when you should perform a circular massage for five minutes, with more intensity in areas with cellulite. You can also perform the massage using an avocado seed.

Let your skin absorb the moisturizer and then get dressed as usual.

Some final thoughts

We recommend doing this simple therapy once a day for two weeks for the fastest results. Then you can space them apart a bit more to every two or three days.

This therapy won’t just help reduce the appearance of cellulite; it also improves the appearance of your entire body.

Your results will also depend on getting adequate cardiovascular exercise at least twice a week, and eating a balanced diet. Even more, it should be a diet that’s free from foods like white sugar, salt, hydrogenated fats and oils, refined flours, and alcohol.

Some people have a genetic predisposition to develop cellulite. However, in general, it’s caused by bad habits rather than a cruel inheritance gift from your mother or grandmother. Try this cellulite treatment today and you’ll see the results in no time!

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