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How To Prevent Cellulite During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a period of excitement for any expected mother especially for the new moms. However the pregnancy period would be challenging and the expected mothers may have to cope with many health issues such as headaches, leg cramps, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and stretchmark on the belly.
Another common pathological condition that appears during pregnancy is cellulitis. Cellulite is nothing but fat and toxin deposits under the skin and appears around thighs, buttocks and arms. The small pockets of fat that bulge out of the skin provide an orange peel or cottage cheese like appearance and are really frustrating.
Many expected mothers may consider it as trivial issue which can be addressed post-delivery however after delivery life becomes more hectic and provide very little time for the mother to care of her skin. Hence the best option is to address cellulite before it start spreading out and there are simple and effective methods for cellulite treatment even during pregnancy.
Causes of Cellulite During Pregnancy
Cellulite during pregnancy is a common condition. Women develop cellulite due to excess weight, lack of proper exercises or due to the lack of nutritious diet. Poor blood circulation, water retention and presence of toxins in the body may also leads to cellulite formation. More over the hormonal changes that happen in pregnancy aggravate the problem. Apart from all these aspects the genetic make-up and thickness of skin also adds to cellulite formation.
How to Prevent the Formation of Cellulite During Pregnancy
Avoid all the foods that contribute to cellulite formation such as foods containing saturated fat, foods high in sugar, processed foods, fried foods etc. Pregnancy causes craving for cheeses, fatty meats, marinades, confectionery products etc but control yourself and choose only healthy foods. Also avoid foods that contain artificial flavors and dyes.
Drink plenty of water which improves the blood circulation and toxin removal and thereby reduces the chances for cellulite development. Add more lean meat, fish, fiber containing foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and also healthy fats like canola oil and olive oil. Fibers also help to flush out the toxins and fats from the body. Also avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking during pregnancy as they contribute to toxin accumulation and cellulite development.
Exercises play a major role to get rid of cellulite. Cellulites are usually found on abdomen, hips, quadriceps, buttocks etc and hence the cellulite exercises should be targeted towards these areas. Pregnant women should not exercise vigorously hence do gentle cellulite exercises which help to keep the body active. Brisk walking, swimming, yoga etc are some of the safe pregnancy exercises that help to prevent cellulite accumulation. Before starting cellulite exercises talk to your doctor and ensure that the exercises for removing cellulites are safe for you.
Pregnancy massages increases the blood flow as well as the lymph circulation which reduces cellulite formation. It also relieves the stress, edema, blood pressure and muscular ache of the pregnant women. While doing pregnancy massage ensure that a trained therapist is doing the job for you.
There are a number of cellulite creams available in the market but a pregnant woman should not buy any of the cellulite creams available over the counter. Better consult a dermatologist before purchasing a cellulite cream. Healthy lifestyle and skin care can help you to get rid of cellulite from your body.