With the advancement of science, it was possible to find in some plants substances that are beneficial to the quality and elasticity of the skin, which helps to eliminate stretch marks .
Therefore, in this article we are going to show you which are these healthy teas, how to prepare them correctly, how to drink them correctly and what are the necessary precautions for this consumption.
Without further ado, check out below for the main information about teas that help fight cellulite and other skin problems.
Teas to eliminate cellulite
For science, there are 4 teas that help fight, prevent and treat cellulite. Thus, they are natural options that act on the body in order to promote benefits for the skin and for other various functions of the body. See the list of teas to eliminate cellulite:
- Green tea
- Lemon tea
- dandelion tea
- nettle tea
There are many other teas used to fight cellulite and even to treat stretch marks. But we prefer to list only these four teas because they are the only ones in which scientists were able to observe the direct relationship between their benefits and the fight against cellulite.
With the continuous advancement of studies on natural dermatological benefits, it is possible that other teas will join this list soon.
So, let’s explain a little more about each of these teas and how they work to fight and prevent cellulite.
Green tea is great for treating and preventing cellulite for two reasons. The first is that it helps in eliminating toxins present in the body, and the second is that it is anti-inflammatory (1).
To better understand why these benefits are good for ending cellulite, see the topic “What is cellulite?”. See the recipe below:
- Boil 1 cup of water
- Turn off the heat and add 1 tablespoon of green tea
- Then cover for approximately ten minutes
- Finally, strain and drink without sweetening.
In addition to antioxidant (which helps in the maintenance of the skin), lemon tea helps in burning fat and firming the skin (2). It is also a tea rich in vitamin C and other benefits, such as antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic action. See how to prepare:
- In a saucepan, heat approximately 500 ml of water, but do not let it boil
- Add the juice of 1 lemon and mix
- Cut the lemon (peel and all) and also add it to the water. wait for the boil
- As soon as it boils, count 1 minute and turn off the heat
- then cover for 10 minutes
- Finally, strain and drink without adding sugar or any other sweeteners.
Another tea very suitable for preventing and combating cellulite is dandelion tea . In short, it helps the body’s kidney functions, which helps in the elimination of toxins (3) that stimulate the appearance of cellulite.
Furthermore, it is a tea rich in nutrients that are good for the body and the skin. Check out the recipe:
- Heat the equivalent of 1 cup of filtered water
- Once it boils, turn off the heat and add 1 teaspoon of dandelion roots
- Then cover for about 10 minutes
- Finally, strain and drink without sweetening.
Last but not least, we have nettle tea which is scientifically very beneficial to the skin, especially when it is used topically (applying to the skin).
It helps to fight inflammation and regulate the skin’s pH (4), which helps to reduce cellulite. See how to prepare:
- Boil 1 cup of filtered water
- Turn off the heat and add 1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaves
- Then cover for between 5 to 10 minutes
- Finally, strain. You can either drink the tea or apply it to your skin.
What is cellulite?
According to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD), cellulite is the common name for gynoid lipodystrophy, which is nothing more than the deposit of fat under the skin (5). It is characterized by the wavy appearance of the epidermis, like “orange peel” in some areas of the body.
Overall, cellulite is a problem that affects about 95% of women after puberty, of all ethnicities, although it is more common among white-skinned women. However, it can also be seen in men, but rarely, when there is a hormonal imbalance.
It is not considered a disease, however it is an important aesthetic concern for a large number of women.
Cellulite tends to occur in areas where fat is under the influence of estrogen (female hormone), such as the hips, thighs and buttocks especially. But it can also be seen on the breasts, lower abdomen, arms and back of the neck.
In addition, it is important to make it clear that obesity is not a necessary condition for the emergence of cellulite, as there are thin women who have this problem.
What Causes Cellulite?
The Brazilian Society of Dermatology also points out some of the factors that can facilitate the emergence of this aesthetic problem so common for women. Are they:
- inappropriate eating habits
- sedentary lifestyle
- Use of medications such as contraceptives
- Skin diseases.
However, it is worth noting that many scientists and scholars point to cellulite as a natural physiological female characteristic.
Therefore, looking at the statistics that 95% of women have cellulite, it is possible to understand that this is something natural to the female body.
How to prevent?
In addition to the mentioned teas, there is still some way to ward off cellulite and keep it away from your body. These are very simple practices that help to prevent this problem. Look:
- drink a lot of water
- Decrease sodium (salt) consumption
- avoid fat
- avoid sweets
- do not smoke
- Practice exercises.
Therefore, following these simple steps, it is possible to avoid or reduce the appearance of cellulite.
So pay close attention to your eating habits and your physical condition. Because eating well and practicing physical activities is a natural remedy against cellulite.