First, what is cellulite? The body has too many toxins to deal with so fat is a way of trying to deal with it. Therefore, let’s start by lowering the amount of toxins in our body.
Second, cold is our friend but not aggressively. I finish each shower with cold water on my legs, belly, hips and chest.
Third, the lymph moves to remove toxins. The great thing is we can help it to move, especially in the morning when it has accumulated during the detox our body undergoes at night. This is where trampoline enters the picture. It is a game changer. I do rebounding 10 minutes every morning now.
Four, gentle exfoliation of the skin is so helpful. Every day I gently brush my skin under the shower with a natural loofah.
Lastly, exercise in general will make things move around in your body. So whatever your favorite sport is, practice! Cellulite is linked to things being stuck. So we need to move in one way or another. The worst thing is sitting on a chair all day long, something I have done most of my professional life and won’t do anymore.
I have a great book to recommend which touches a bit on the subject of cellulite. It is Renegate Beauty by Nadine Artemis. She has many tips about cellulite and notably she recommends “lymph-loving essential oils of cypress, rosemary, grapefruit, and laurel in jojoba oil“.
Whenever I go to see the beautician, she tells me how incredibly thin my eyebrows are.
So maybe this is a good time for a natural treatment to make them grow quicker.
I use Melvita castor oil, which comes in two kind of little jars: the normal one and the sophisticated one which allows the oil to come out one drop at a time.
Clay is removing toxins very effectively. Used on the skin, it makes a fantastic beauty mask.
I buy ready to use clay like Argiletz. You can choose green clay for oily skin, pink or white clay for sensitive skin and the one I used today, red clay for dry skin.
My friend my sister, you need a thick layer of clay and never ever let it dry! I recommend using a timer to make sure you let your mask works its wonders for 10 minutes but not more than that or it may dry and damage the skin.
Another word of caution: red clay stains 😉
But clay is so worth it! It brightens the skin and make you glow!
Before I left Europe to go and live in Africa, I got rid of all my bras which were hurting my rib cage with their underwire.
I shamefully wore grandma sports bras for a year.
Then the desire to feel beautiful for my man made me buy a classical bra again. What a mistake! Again it was hurting me and preventing me to improvise a dance or a yoga pose in the middle of the day.
After a lot of searching, I discovered the Dragonfly brand, specialized in bikram yoga and pole dance clothes. Their lightweight sports bras are gorgeous and very comfortable!
No underwire, soft fabric and vibrant colors, I love them, E cup or not 😉
Sometimes our body needs to get rid of toxins and the skin is unfortunately a way to do that. But no worries my friend my sister!
Skin breakouts can last a few days and personally I do not want to hide them. I never use foundation anyway.
My little remedy is simply to apply a drop of peppermint essential oil, this is so fresh! Tea tree essential oil works wonders too.
Careful as essential oils are really potent. Never use them close to the eyes and apply a bit of face cream to avoid dry skin. Because we are targeting the mouth area, a bit of lip balm is also great. Here you are! Simple and easy!
When my daughter asks me: “Mum, why are you fasting today?“, I reply: “To have beautiful eyes honey!“.
The actual day of the fast is not the most glamorous because I feel slow and a bit weak. However the next day is magnificent! The white of my eyes is so bright, my face looks like I put foundation on, my skin is extra soft and my energy through the roof.
If you understand French, Thierry Casasnovas made a great video about women and fasting.
My Parisian hairdresser never uses scissors to cut my hair but a blade. My hair is like the violin cords and his blade the bow.
The magic lies in the energy. I feel lighter after a cut. My hair is full of life.
Each time I see him, he has words of wisdom for me about my life, simply by observing how my hair grows and its texture and feel.
You can have a look at his website Le sens du cheveu for more details about the energetic techniques he uses. I do not need any explanation. I love the sensations.
I was obsessed with the desire of being loved for who I really am, not just the outer.
Because I am a very intense person, I just decided to stop wearing make-up altogether a few years ago.
However, it feels great to put make-up on again after years of interruption.
For me make-up is now a symbol of femininity.
It makes me sad when women of one skin tone sometimes damage their skin to get another skin tone. It makes me sad when women of one type think that the women of another type are so much more beautiful.
I noticed that most of the time our hair color, eye color and skin tone match perfectly together. Don’t you agree?
Natural beauty for me is not avoiding make-up. It is honoring how we are. Make-up is an art thing. It highlights natural beauty. Maybe one day I will wear a bit of make-up again. We’ll see. This is another topic.
My point is: woman, you are beautiful. Just as you are. Shine in your unique light. Comparison is a killer. Develop more of the beauty you already have. Enjoy your very unique beauty my friend my sister.
Baking powder and activated charcoal to naturally clean and whiten the teeth plus olive oil to create a home-made toothpaste!