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August 14, 2018

Did you know that your skin is actually the largest organ in your entire body? It’s true! Not many people think about their skin as an organ of their body and therefore neglect it as part of their health regimen. Often, the only time people pay any attention to their skin at all is when there’s a problem. Unfortunately for most people, by the time there is a problem it becomes more than just a nuisance or a concern; it can become a source of embarrassment and shame. The skin is the most visible part of a person’s body and nobody wants to worry about covering it up at all times. One of the biggest skin concerns of most people is the dreaded issue of cellulite.


Cellulite doesn’t discriminate, affecting both men and women. However, women are much more likely to be affected than men, with an estimated 80-90% of all women experiencing cellulite at some point in their life. Most people report cellulite occurring mostly on their thighs, buttocks, and abdomen but it can happen anywhere you have skin. The cause of cellulite isn’t completely known. However, most healthcare professionals agree that a combination of factors is involved including genetic factors, diet, and hormone imbalances. One reason cellulite is more prevalent in women is because of the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Just underneath your visible layer of skin, you have a layer of connective tissue. Underneath that connective tissue lies a layer of fat. When the fat cells protrude through the connective tissue, the skin takes on the appearance of cellulite. In women, this tissue is arranged vertically and in men, the tissue is arranged in a criss-cross pattern, which might explain why men report lower incidents of cellulite than women do.

 

Regardless of why cellulite occurs most people can agree – they just want it to go away. Numerous treatments are available including over the counter creams and even laser treatments. However, most of these are only temporary and the cellulite returns quickly. The ideal treatment increases circulation breaks up fat deposits underneath the skin, increases collagen production and hydrates your skin. To help you fight the cellulite battle we have a few tools to add to your arsenal. We recommend starting with our anti-cellulitebody massager and brush. Use this brush as a dry brush before a shower or a massage after your shower to increase your circulation and break up fat deposits. As a side bonus, this will also help exfoliate your skin. The true benefit to the increased circulation is the subsequent increase in oxygen that occurs. Lower circulation means less oxygen which results in lowered collagen production. So increasing the oxygen also means increasing your collagen production which will likely help diminish the appearance of cellulite.


For best results, we recommend combining the brush with our anti-cellulitesmoothing body oil. This plant-based oil works to smooth and firm your skin over time by giving your skin intense hydration and the proper nutrients it requires. Massage into your skin using a circular motion twice a day for the first four weeks. After that, you can go down to using it once daily for maintenance. This safe oil is infused with jojoba oil to help repair your weakened skin tissue and a grapefruit and lemongrass blend to help reduce water retention in the layers of your skin. As always, all Mambino products are made using sustainable packaging and fair trade packages and are never tested on animals.   


Active blood vessels and proper hydration are required for smooth skin. Let us help you achieve your goal with our safe, natural products.


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