Getting your hormones balanced plays a role in maintaining healthy, good looking, legs. Your hormones influence everything from your mood, to how well you sleep, to the size of your waistline and how young you look and feel. So during periods of great hormonal fluctuation, stress, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause, women may experience an increase in cellulite, bloating and a loss of skin elasticity in their legs, as well as, the rest of their body and face.
Estrogen plays a key role in keeping skin elastic and firm as it increases the formation of collagen. Collagen is essential in maintaining healthy, firm skin. When your hormones are not balanced, collagen reduction occurs and the walls of your veins and lymph vessels become less resilient. The result is less efficiency in removing toxins. Toxins contribute to the appearance of cellulite, inflammation and bloating. They also effect lymph flow and cause blood to stagnate, so your poor legs just don’t stand a chance.
Your body’s systems are all connected, so the cellulite you see is a symptom of something going on in your body. It’s important to clear your body of toxins regularly, feed your body what it needs and be aware of ways to keep your hormones balanced.
Here’s what I recommend:
- Be aware of toxins and limit your exposure. Preservatives, chemicals, additives, alcohol, salt, and sugar all test your lymph system, so cut down on these as much as possible.
- Dry, body brushing and exercise, all increase your circulation and help tone your muscles for better looking legs. It’s important to incorporate both into your daily routine.
- Reducing stress helps lymphatic flow. Be mindful to concentrate on your breathing and ways to reduce your stress levels.
- Consider a supplement such as BeautyWorksWest YOUTH. It is difficult to get the nutrients we need from the foods we eat. Modern agriculture and processing practices have reduced the nutritional value of our food. Youth is an easy way and effective to give your body the pure nutrients it craves..