When I was pregnant, in addition to other ailments I encountered such a problem as cellulite. Cellulite is usually the result of low physical activity, as well as the hormonal adjustment of the body.
The fact is that during pregnancy the level of female sex hormones is reduced. This leads to a decrease in the elasticity and elasticity of the skin. Subcutaneous fat changes, resulting in cellulite. I decided to fight cellulite with any possibilities at home.
Massage against cellulite
Preferred anti-cellulite massage. I read on one of the many sites that the directional effect of massage improves the walls of blood vessels, improves the inflow / outflow of blood lymph, as well as intercellular fluid in different areas, which leads to getting rid of cellulite.
However, I hasten to immediately warn you that some types of massage can be painful and increase blood pressure. They are strictly contraindicated for pregnant women. So before performing anti-cellulite massage, it is advisable to consult with your doctor.
Manual lymphatic drainage massage
I did a manual massage. For this, I bought myself a special massage glove, although you can massage it with your hands. During the foot massage you need to start with a shin and move upwards.
Compress the skin so that triangles are formed. These triangles need to be stroked with the thumb towards the rest of the fingers. I performed such a massage in the morning and evening for 20 minutes.
Apparatus lymphatic drainage massage
Then, after consulting with the doctor, I bought 10 procedures for 40 minutes of lymphatic drainage massage in the beauty salon, but it was not the massage that was done with my hands. My pants were put on my legs, which gradually inflated from the bottom up, the effect is basically the same, although it seems to me that my hands are better.
I want to share my advice: during the execution of the massage, replace the anti-cellulite gels and creams with anti-stretch marks cream and products containing vitamin E. By the way, olive oil also helps with stretch marks.
Walk more in the fresh air, let walking in parks and squares be your favorite activity. Give preference to eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Soon you will notice a good result!