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Strengthen the connective tissue – 10 simple to-dos
Tight and crisp? It would be nice. With these methods we can strengthen the connective tissue.
Strengthen the connective tissue – this is how you ensure tight thighs, buttocks, stomach and arms
It’s a fact: more than 80% of all women over the age of 20 have cellulite. So we are (almost) all in the same boat. The connective tissue goes limp, sagging skin, dents, snags, stretch marks and spider veins – all of this annoys us at the latest when the temperatures rise. Of course we don’t get upset about our orange peel skin every day, but thighs, buttocks, stomach and arms could be a little firmer. In this article you will find out how connective tissue weakness develops.
How you can strengthen the connective tissue – from home remedies to simple fitness exercises:
Strengthen connective tissue with beauty tricks
1. Peel: When the complexion appears clear and rosy, small sagging appear less dramatic thanks to weak connective tissue. Before the big appearance in the mini, free your body from dead skin cells with a peeling. If you want to do without microplastics, you can use our recipes to make your own peeling and get wonderfully soft skin. In addition, a peeling gently stimulates the blood circulation – and the connective tissue likes that, as we all know. Even a slightly tanned complexion cheats dents away as if by magic. You can use self-tanner to help it shine brightly without sun damage.
2. Massage! Studies have shown that a daily massage can strengthen the connective tissue and prevent weakness in the connective tissue such as stretch marks or spider veins. The brush massage works great: Before or after the shower, stroke the body zones in circular movements. A massage with a loofah glove in the shower or a nub brush also stimulates blood circulation and tightens. Some shower gels with firming additives even have an integrated massage attachment in the dispenser. There are also electric massage devices that use infrared light to attack the fat cells in the tissue. If you want to let the professionals do it, you can have water retention in the tissue loosened with a lymphatic drainage. We have another insider tip: a Chinese cellulite massage.
3. Contrast showers: Yes, they tighten connective tissue when done daily. Always let the jet travel from bottom to top, starting at the feet, and alternate five times.
4. Creams against weak connective tissue: Works conditionally. Combined with an intensive massage, anti-cellulite creams with caffeine, birch leaf extract, ginger, green tea and citrus fruits can have a slight firming effect and prevent stretch marks. We introduce you to products against cellulite and their ingredients.
Strengthen connective tissue with sport
5. Train fascia: The soft tissue components of our connective tissue are called fascia. They prevent the formation of orange peel skin and dents and ensure a slim silhouette. To do this, however, you have to keep the fascia healthy and supple. The best way to do this is with special exercises and training methods. We show you great exercises for fascia training.
6. Get off the sofa! Now it’s getting uncomfortable for couch potatoes: At least 30 minutes of exercise a day is ideal for tight connective tissue. Fast walking, running, swimming, dancing or cycling – we have researched the most effective types of sports against cellulite: fight cellulite – take it sporty!
Strengthen connective tissue with the right nutrition
7. Diet: We know that we should stay away from sugar and white flour products. But which fruits and vegetables are really good for our connective tissue? Everything that contains secondary plant substances makes us firmer and should be integrated into the diet. Cereals such as millet and oats should therefore be part of the diet, as well as nuts, tomatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic and green vegetables.
Vitamin C is also essential for firm skin. It boosts collagen production and prevents a decrease in the elasticity and strength of the connective tissue. Citrus fruits such as lemons are rich in vitamin C.
Kale also counteracts connective tissue weakness. The vitamin B 3 it contains is also responsible for the formation of collagen and supports tight connective tissue. Even more tips: 20 foods for beautiful skin and healthy hair.
8. Drink! Especially water (at least 2 liters a day), because the body and the connective tissue need liquid to fulfill their metabolic function. Herbal teas and unsweetened spritzers are also allowed. No alcohol, because it has an extremely bad effect on the skin.
9. Beauty Drinks: Drinking nice sounds easy. We used to discuss silica, today it’s high-end preparations. We explain to you how collagen drink, hyaluronic acid shot and co. affect the skin and tighten the body.
10. You should also keep an eye on hormones: The hormones estrogen and progesterone ensure firm connective tissue. Hormone fluctuations caused by birth control pills, pregnancy or menopause have an impact.