Active Care with Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Body Products and Specific Massage Technique
To help prevent cellulite and treat areas already affected, steps are required which stimulate both metabolism and circulation to the skin. A healthy fresh diet and regular exercise are essential, as of course is taking care of your skin with natural and organic skin care as opposed to petrochemical based products that are occlusive and impede the natural functions of the skin. Choosing Dr. Hauschka’s Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Care products is an excellent choice to get your firming and toning programme off to the best start!
Tip: Pour a small amount of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence and Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash onto a moistened Cleansing Sponge and apply to your skin. Massaging with these energising products helps to firm the connective tissue and promote blood flow as well as imparting a sense of well-being.
In addition to the stimulating effects of contrast showers, use massage to target areas already affected by cellulite.
Firming Massage Technique after Shower or Bath with Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil
Pour some Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil into your palms. Starting above the knee, spread the oil onto your skin by sliding your hands up your thighs. Repeat this gliding movement until the oil has been applied to your entire thigh and buttock area.
Using circular movements, massage the oil applied in Step 1 into your skin from the knee to the buttocks. Increase the pressure with every upward stroke. Repeat this sequence 3x on the inner and outer sides of each thigh.
Moving upwards from the knee, knead the oil into your skin. Grasp your skin lightly with one hand and release it, then repeat the same hold using the other hand. Continue the alternating kneading movements with both hands until you reach the top of your thigh. Repeat this sequence over your entire thigh and buttock area.
Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk to add a note of freshness and firming to your day. The aroma of sun-ripened lemons will invigorate you from tip to toe. Lovingly prepared extracts of sage, horsetail, blackthorn berries and flowers encourage the skin to activate and tone. A body lotion that’s rapidly absorbed with olive and jojoba oils that will leave your skin feeling soft and silky.
Contrast Showers Stimulate Circulation
As we age the metabolic processes in the tissue slow down, resulting in circulatory problems and congestion. Weaker connective tissue leads the skin to become less firm with problematic areas developing on the upper arms, hips, thighs and buttocks. Fat cells push through the slack connective tissue in the shape of small dimples, known to us as cellulite. Contrast showers stimulate the skin’s circulation and metabolism, to promote a lasting firming effect on the connective tissue. Start with warm water until you feel warmed all the way through, then complete your shower by switching to cold water and guide the spray upwards from your feet to your legs and arms, stopping at shoulders and repeat 3 times.
By taking these steps, a lasting firming effect on the underlying tissue can be achieved.
Plant Profile: Lemon
Habitat: Native to Eastern and Southern Asia, Persia, Himalayas Constituents: Vitamin C, citric acid, essential oil, pectin
The Plant at Dr. Hauschka: On the skincare level the formative power of Lemon helps to firm the skin. Our Lemon Lemongrass products have a firming action on the connective tissue and thus help prevent cellulite and connective tissue weakness.
Description: Everyone knows the yellow, oval fruits of the lemon. You couldn’t imagine a kitchen without them today. The appearance and taste of this acid citrus fruit have given rise to many a proverb or saying. In the warmer climates which the tree needs to thrive, it reaches a height of up to fifteen feet. The dark green, leathery leaves have an aromatic scent. The flowers, white on the inside and tinged with deep pink on the outside. Fresh ripe lemons may be harvested two to four times a year.
Uses: Of course the lemon is mainly used for culinary purposes. It is widely used as flavouring and an aromatic in many foods as well as in cleaning products. In anthroposophical medicine, lemon is used to treat allergic diseases.
Interesting Facts: The citrus fruits owe their generic name “Citrus” to their ability to drive away moths and other pests with their strong smell. The Greek word “kedrus” was used to designate heavily scented woods that also kept away pests. For example, Arborvitae, Juniper and Cedar (Cedrus). Linguistic usage became blurred and the citrus fruits were left with the name. More than 4000 years ago citrus fruits such as the lemon were cultivated in China as objects of very high value which were initially reserved for the Emperor and other high-standing officials. Lemon trees were known as “golden-headed slaves” which brought riches and prestige to their owners. Alexander the Great became acquainted with the lemon, the “Golden Apple”, during his Asian campaign (334-324 B.C.). However, it was only several hundred years later that the lemon reached Europe, probably brought by the Arabs in the 10th century.
Other useful products for toning the skin…
- Invigorates and energises, tones the skin
- Soothes and minimises water retention (swelling) and tired legs arms and legs regain a sense of lightness
- Rosemary essential oil supports circulation
- Borage helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite
- After a long day of sitting or standing it refreshes and energises limbs
- Supple, toned skin depends upon skin elasticity
- Blackthorn blossom and birch leaf extracts enhance skin elasticity
- It has even proved successful during pregnancy when it is particularly important to keep skin supple to prevent pregnancy-induced stretch marks, use for any weight loss or gain
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