There are way too many products out there today that claim to have you thin and svelte by the end of this weekend, week or month. Most of us have fallen onto this trap at some point, only to walk away frumpier than before, and the disappointment lingers longer than we expect. Continue reading
We all know that exercise is good for us. It is good for our health, stress-levels, future etc, but have you given any thought to the effect of exercise on your skin? This will surely give you that motivation you need to hop back onto that treadmill. If not, we’ve got something even better! Continue reading
Women of all ages can fall prey to those frustrating bumps, and finding a treatment that works can be costly, but not anymore. It’s time to introduce you to the best stubborn cellulite solution!
What Is Cellulite Anyway?
We all know what cellulite looks like–it’s the bumpy fat deposits that often appear on the legs and butt, but can also show up in the hips, stomach, and arms. Sometimes it’s severe, and sometimes it’s quite mild, only visible when you pinch the skin.
Well, what you’re actually seeing are swollen fat cells putting pressure on the surrounding fibrous tissue. This then pulls the skin downward and creates the telltale pitting that makes so many women self-conscious.
How to Test Yourself for Cellulite
The percentage of women with cellulite is staggeringly high–between 85-98% according to some research, and it’s medically classified into four stages:
• Stage 0: No noticeable dimpling while standing or lying, and the pinch test shows folds and furrows, but no mattress-like appearance.
• Stage 1: No dimpling while standing or lying down, but the pinch test shows mattress-like appearance.
• Stage 2: Spontaneous dimpling when standing, but not when lying down.
• Stage 3: Spontaneous dimpling when standing and when lying down.
What is this pinch test, you might be wondering? It’s very simple.
Using your index finger and your thumb, pinch the skin on your outer thigh, buttocks, or abdomen, and look for dimpling.
If you can only see some dimpling when you pinch, but want to make sure it doesn’t get worse over time, then I recommend you start taking simple, preventative actions now.
Diet to lose fat, and particularly the stubborn fat
Reducing your body fat percentage can obviously have positive effects on your cellulite, but it’s not the end-all cure as some believe (as evidenced by the many skinny girls out there with cellulite).
That said, if you’re overweight, bringing your body fat into a normal, or athletic range, will definitely help. And even if you’re not overweight, you can still carry quite a bit of stubborn fat, which is the type worst affected by cellulite. By reducing this fat in particular, you can alleviate the cellulite. Stubborn fat can be diet resistant though, making it really hard to achieve results by just making dietary changes.
Manual manipulation of these stubborn areas have deemed the only effective and long-lasting treatment to beat cellulite. Combine that with a potent yet natural formula and you have the solution to stubborn cellulite in your reach. Get your hands on The Bellabaci Cellulite Be Gone Kit, scientifically designed to banish cellulite for good!
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Ask any Physiotherapist what oil they prefer to massage and treat their patients with and at least 90% of them will say Arnica oil! Arnica or more typically known as Arnica Montana, has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal treatment all over the world.
Its’ uses and effects are incomparable to any other oil, and is a must for any first aid kit. These is some confusion though as to how you can use this wonderful oil, and we would like to clear that up for you.
Arnica oil should never be used as an undiluted essential oil on the skin and although it also has amazing effects on acne, it shouldn’t be used on open or cracked skin. A study performed in 2007 found that the homeopathic form of Arnica has a beneficial effect on muscle soreness for marathon runners and is also a great preventative and treatment measure for DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness.
The Bellabaci Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie, one of our luscious lotions which turns into a deep treatment oil on application, contains an effective homeopathic form of Arnica as well as a carrier oil form, to double up on your recuperation time and stimulate even faster repair. Having the correct form of Arnica, as found in our Genie, also protects you from receiving incorrect dosages and increasing your risk of developing contact dermatitis or eczema, like they say, leave it to the professionals and our medical research team have made sure that you are taken care of, to restore a perfect and pain-free body.
More benefits of Arnica Oil:
- Treat Sprains, spasms and strains
- Soothes Muscle aches
- Reduces swelling and inflammation especially where there are fractures
- Great effects on rheumatic pain and further studies are indicating that it also brings relief to those suffering from osteoarthritis when used topically.
- Relief from insect bites, especially to those who develop excessive bruising and swelling from allergic activity
- Positive effect on Acne, although it shouldn’t be applied directly to open or broken skin
- May promote hair growth due to the increase in blood circulation to the follicle cells.
For increased benefits, use your Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie with our famous Bellabaci Body Cups, our hand-squeezed vacuum suction cups based on the treatment successes of Ancient Chinese Cupping. The cups allow you to treat yourself up to 4 inches deep into the body, and brings relief to the most painful conditions. The Aches and Pains Get Lost Kit has everything you need for a healthy and pain-free body!
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The most common time to develop acne is during the pubescent years and this is a most difficult time for any teenager already dealing with so many changes and bodily issues. Having acne also increases the risk of developing scars and there is not much that can be done when that scar has formed. Unless you know of Bellabaci of course.. Learn how to treat acne scars to have the best possible outcome, before it’s too late! Continue reading
There are so many culprits which are contributing factors to extra dimples, and sugar and alcohol effects on cellulite are no exception. Sugar consumption is the most important cause of cellulite today. Sugar and all its forms (sucrose, fructose, dextrose, maltose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), maltodextrin etc.) comprise an ever increasing part of our diet these days. Continue reading
When we go to the beach, we immediately know we should pack sunscreen, a good book and towel, but what about sunglasses? Many of us even take our sunglasses off, for fear of having tan lines on our faces. This opens the door to wrinkles, fine lines and many possible and detrimental eye conditions. So, how can we combat this? Continue reading
Have you ever thought about what exactly is happening to your skin on a daily basis, and what is causing harm? Today, ageing is showing up faster than ever, and a huge part of the problem is everything you are exposed to during the day, and when you are out and about at night!
The Effects of Pollution on Skin:
There are many different types of pollution, namely: Air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, cigarette smoke, extreme temperatures, carbon monoxide from traffic and artificial light. Scientists have proven that continuous exposure to these culprits leads to faster ageing and your skin also becomes more vulnerable to diseases such as cancer.
Your skin is your main protective barrier to whatever is out there, looking to cause harm. Doctors also use your skin as a diagnostic tool to determine good health as your skin shows what is happening on the outside, but also on the inside. This includes physical and emotional manifestations of diseases and disorders in the making. For example, a grey skin tone can indicate a low oxygen level, yellow skin a liver or kidney related problem and so forth.
How to protect your skin from harmful pollutants:
Load up on anti-oxidants – These lovelies neutralize oxidative stress and offer protection against these poisons. Choose Vit A,C and E and get advice from your health specialist on what the correct dosage would be for your age, weight and dietary needs.
Take a good quality Omega 3 supplement – Omega 3 is probably your most essential nutrient, which you can only obtain by supplementing or eating oily fish in quite large quantities. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and protective measure for cells and their nucleic acids. If your skin is feeling dry, you are most like deficient in this very important nutrient.
Use a Broad-Spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen, everyday, even when it’s overcast – Even fluorescent lighting can affect the DNA of cells, so don’t be shy when applying your sunscreen. Also remember that a sunscreen is time-dependant, so you will need to reapply every 3-4 hours, depending on what factor you are using. This being said, try not to use a product that contains a SPF level of 35 or more. The chemical content is very high in these, which causes and inflammatory response and even skin allergies or contact dermatitis.
Work on your circulation – all the time!
When your circulation is working well, your body can deal with all sorts of invasions and attacks. Your blood carries vital oxygen and nutrients to your cells, and if your circulation isn’t working well, the oxygen and nutrients won’t get to the very superficial skin cells. This is detrimental because these are the cells being exposed first.
How to improve your circulation naturally:
The Bellabaci Circuflow Kit, is a system completely focused on improving your blood and lymphatic circulation. The Circuflow Genie oil-lotion contains Homeopathic and Aromatic Synergies to gently nudge your body back to health. Other benefits experienced is the boosting of energy flow, restored immunity, balanced hormone production and repair of veins, arteries and superficial capillaries. Our kit also incorporates a Kese Mitt for spectacular micro-circulation, and a home Cupping Massage System which will treat your body up to 4 inches deep, improving blood flow and repair all over!
Treat yourself well with the Bellabaci Circuflow Kit and experience what pure wellness is meant to be!
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Body Fat and Cellulite? Here are the most important facts.
Fat is the ultimate horrible three-letter word, especially the kind that you spend so much time watching your diet and hitting the gym to keep at bay (or at least to keep off your butt). But beyond making you look less-than-svelte, fat can have significant physical and emotional implications. Continue reading
Get ready to bare your legs confidently with our 5 Steps to Spider Vein Free Legs! No amount of tanning can really hide them well, so why not just get rid of them all together? The best news is that you can do it yourself, in the comfort of your own home! Continue reading
Many people today are using Cupping Therapy as a means of achieving relief and a state of wellness, but a question we often hear is: Does Cupping Therapy hurt or is it a relaxing treatment to experience. Well, the sharp rise in people turning to Cupping Therapy should already tell you something, many celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham and many more, sing its praises. Continue reading
Do you get flashes of mountains of Greek yogurt when you hear the word Probiotic? If you are considering revising your list of supplements taken daily, make sure this one is on it! The word probiotic comes from the Greeks too. “Pro” meaning to be “in promotion of” and “biotic” meaning life. Many Chinese scholars also believe that all diseases come from an unbalanced gut, but apart from that, the health benefits of probiotics can make a drastic improvement in your health issues. Continue reading
Headaches often get brushed aside as nothing more than a common complaint, a quit-your-whining-and-start-working type of thing…if only. While many people suffer them at one point or another, rarity is not the best way to judge just how nasty something can be. The pain of a headache can make day-to-day life a miserable challenge, and forces us to head straight for the aspirin. This is a sticky situation, because ultimately that will only perpetuate the problem. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered if fizzy drinks like really does Coca Cola and sparkling water create cellulite?
Different fizzy drink ingredients have a different effect on cellulite
The most common ingredients in fizzy drinks are: phosphoric acid, caffeine, sugar in all its forms, carbonate, cola, aspartame, sucralose, preservatives, fruit juice, alcohol and flavourings among others. Initially I will comment on each ingredient separately and then I will give you the lowdown on the best and the worst fizzy drink ingredients and the best and worst fizzy drinks for cellulite. Continue reading
Acne is a condition that has resulted in many hiding in their rooms, cancelling dates and eating copious amounts of ice cream. When we look at how this unwanted condition occurs, then maybe we can start to do our best to learn how to prevent acne from getting in our way for the future. Continue reading