The treatments based on this climbing plant are able to dissolve even the accumulations of fat hardened and “stubborn” …
The ivy is an elegant climbing plant that contains precious cosmetic qualities to combat imperfections that affect the legs, linked to inflammation, accumulations of toxins and circulatory stasis. The name of the ivy comes from the Latin verb “haerere”, ie “to be attached”: the ivy, adheres with great tenacity and energy to the old walls and trees, and with the same vigor attacks the most stubborn orange peel, characterized by grainy nodules and painful to the touch.
Ivy drains, smoothes and tones
The phytocomplex of ivy is rich in flavonoids, which disinfect the tissues and have a soothing action, and saponins, which tone the blood vessels, revitalizing them and making circulation more efficient. This set of properties makes ivy an excellent remedy to re-assemble the tissues of the lower limbs and dissolve the bearings. The ivy is one of the most effective herbal remedies to eliminate especially the obstinate and granular cellulite, that of less recent formation. At the same time, thanks to its draining and anti-inflammatory action, this plant is essential to avoid the appearance or worsening of this disorder.
The visible nodules on the skin of the thighs and buttocks are linked to an advanced inflammatory process, which involves the skin tissues. When the drainage system does not work well, the excess of toxins can create accumulations of fluids and grease and inflate the fat cells. The fabrics thus become inflamed and the bearings get worse, becoming evident even without the need to “wring” the affected areas. In addition, ivy facilitates metabolic exchanges of adipose tissue, purifying it from toxins, combating inflammation and favoring the reabsorption of subcutaneous liquids.
Even the stagnations due to hormones are wiped out
The invigorating and vasoconstrictive characteristics of ivy are especially useful during the summer, to thoroughly cleanse the dermis and prevent venous sagging favored by the heat. Its active ingredients tone and protect capillary walls, making lymphatic drainage more efficient and reducing the formation of edema; moreover, they effectively fight vasodilation and congestion of the tissues, which are the antechamber of cellulite. Finally, the ivy treatments also counteract the swelling that occurs or worsens before the cycle or in menopause and is due to alterations in normal hormone dosages.
How to use it
The ivy can be used in the form of fluid extract or mother tincture, but it is also possible to use directly the fresh leaves of the plant, which are collected in the countryside or from the plants that grow in pots on the terrace.
The wrap that removes the graininess
To eliminate inflammation with a deep action, boil a cup of ivy leaves in a liter of water for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool completely and soak up the cotton tablets, which you will then apply to the inflamed tissues. Repeat twice a day for a month.
The massage to regroup the skin
Complete the previous treatment with a super toning massage. Mix 3 tablespoons of wheat germ oil with 15 drops of glycolic extract of ivy and 10 drops of glycolic extract of horse chestnut and massage with this ointment, from bottom to top
The oleolite helps you to deflate the thighs and calves
Thinly mince 300 g of ivy leaves, then immerse them in a liter of almond oil, and pour into a jar. Seal everything and let it rest in a dark place for a month, shaking every day. Filter the oil and use it as an oil for daily massage on ankles, legs, thighs and buttocks.
The cataplasm of leaves and lemon oil activates the microcirculation
Mince a cup of ivy leaves, then pass them in the blender until you get a cream that will spread on the critical points, wrapping the skin with the transparent film. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse. At this point, moisturize your legs with your usual cream, enriched with 10 drops of fluid extract (or mother tincture) of ivy and 2 drops of lemon essential oil.