06 Aug Swollen legs, cellulite and heat: how to improve the condition?
Summer has now arrived and with it the heat and the many hours of sun exposure that can cause dehydration, water retention and swelling in the legs: this can also aggravate the problem of cellulite and make them even more visible.
But, why is this phenomenon more noticeable in summer?
The answer is to be found in the high temperatures that cause capillary dilation, decreasing the elasticity of the blood vessels and the pressure inside the cardiovascular system with consequent swelling of the feet and ankles, widespread pain in the legs as well as veins and capillaries markedly visible.
The good news is that a series of strategies can be put in place to contain the problem; let’s see which ones.
- Avoid sitting for many hours during the day: a sedentary lifestyle aggravates the venous return and the problem of water retention. Do physical activity: in this way you will help the circulation and the elimination of excess toxins.
- Avoid consuming processed foods, that are rich in sodium, such as ready meals, mature cheeses, chips, pizza, focaccias and cold cuts. Prepare yourself your meal, avoiding adding salt as a seasoning.
- Hydrate yourself correctly: drinking the right amount of water, especially on hot days, improves metabolism and eliminates waste and toxins.
- Enrich your diet with seasonal draining foods such as cucumbers, watermelon, melon and pineapple.
- Use comfortable and soft shoes, to avoid high heels or completely flat soles.
We also advise you to check the condition of cellulite with contact thermography so as to know its stage (absent, edematous, fibrous, sclerotic) and to be able to choose, together with your trusted aesthetic consultant, the right treatment (cosmetic, aesthetic or aesthetic medicine).
The thermography analysis of cellulite is an innovative method based on the use of liquid crystal thermographic plates which, once placed on the skin of the area to be analyzed, show (through a high resolution image) the composition of the underlying tissues.
It is a totally painless, rapid and free of contraindications test: for this reason, it can be performed several times to keep track of the progress made through diet and treatments.