You’ll have some form of cellulite at some point in your life. It may be from having been pregnant, it may be from having gained and lost a few pounds, regardless of how you got it, now you want to rid yourself of it.
Can you really do anything at home to get rid of cellulite? The answer is a resounding YES! Is there any hope?
Cellulite, those bumpy lumps under the skin on your thighs, hips, abdomen, and a few other areas of your body, are made up of fats.
There are many home remedies to rid yourself of these lumpy bumps. Here are 17 of our favorites.
Combine ½ cup of sugar with one to two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil and massage into your skin in the shower. Rinse thoroughly and apply cream after your shower.
Sea Salt Scrub
Combine ½ cup of sea salt (medium to fine grind) and one to two tablespoons of olive or coconut oil and apply to your trouble areas in the shower. Rinse thoroughly and apply cream after your shower.
Use ½ cup of coffee grounds and 2 Tablespoons of honey, and apply during the shower. Rinse thoroughly and apply cream after showering.
Note: Coffee grounds will not stain your skin, but they may stain your shower, so be sure to rinse your shower out completely when you’re done.
Apply your favorite cream to your trouble areas (usually your hips, thighs, abdomen, and sometimes breast area).
Be sure to massage it in completely. Hydrated skin shows less cellulite than non-hydrated skin.
You’ll need an excellent self-tanning lotion and a good spray tanning spray. Start with the self-tanning lotion and generously apply it only to the areas with cellulite. This is a favorite model trick and may also become your favorite one.
Allow it to completely dry, and top it off with an excellent self-tanning spray over your entire body.
By doubling up on the trouble areas,, you will find that they are more camouflaged than when you just use one spray tan or a self-tanning lotion.
If you’re not already taking a good multivitamin with extra zinc, B complex vitamins, and C and E, be sure to take them immediately.
Your body requires vitamins to produce the collagen that helps to plump areas up and hide that cellulite, so give it what you can do plump up that dimpled area of your skin.
Citrus has long been known to help hide cellulite. Start your day with lemon water and include as much citrus as possible in your daily diet.
Good examples are drinking some orange juice, eating an orange, using lemons and limes in your cooking water, and eating a grapefruit for breakfast. You get the idea.
Avoid heavy, fatty foods like French fries and other fried foods. Instead, focus on fresh fruits and vegetables that give your body the necessary vitamins and nutrients to function correctly.
You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel and look when indulging in good foods.
Start your day with a great workout. You don’t have to work out for hours on end to see results, but do take about half an hour and so some squats, stretches, and leg lifts to get your body toned and in better shape.
Remember that you need to hydrate from within as well as from the outside. Strive to drink six to eight glasses of water daily and keep your body hydrated and looking great.
The more fluids you drink, the more your skin will stay plumped up and healthy.
Take 15 minutes in the mid-afternoon and relax. Simply sit quietly, close your eyes, and slowly relax every muscle in your body.
Relaxation helps to reduce stress which will help you stay looking younger and healthier. Concentrate on every area of your body and relax it.
Take some time for yourself and indulge in a massage every few weeks. The massage will not only help to relax you, but it will also help to massage that fat right out of your body.
Your body is exposed to toxins daily. Try to avoid toxins that can age you. Second-hand smoke, industrial pollution, and the like can all cause your body to form cellulite. Strive to avoid it as much as possible.
In addition to the body scrubs at the beginning of this article, you can also try dry brushing.
Take a skin brush (available in most drug stores in the skincare aisle) and dry brush your trouble areas in circular motions before you step into the shower.
This will help to loosen the fatty deposits that form cellulite and rev up your circulation. Then when you step into the shower, this will flush out of your system with the action of washing up.
Again, relaxation helps to detox the body and rid the body of cellulite. Try a nice aromatherapy bath such as lavender, soothing lemon, or something that helps you feel relaxed.
The soaking is excellent for the body and sore muscles, and the aroma will soothe the olfactory nerves. You’ll be amazed at how great this works to rid your body of cellulite.
Buy some seaweed at your local market and soak it in some water. Apply it to your trouble areas and allow it to sit on your skin for about 20 minutes. Finish with a nice aromatherapy shower, and you will surely see results.
Cabbage isn’t just for eating ladies; try a few leaves on your trouble areas to rid yourself of cellulite. Use it just like the seaweed above, and you will see the other side of cabbage benefits.
Clearly, many things can be done to treat cellulite from home. You can use just about anything to give yourself a nice soothing massage and treat yourself.
The more you learn to relax, eat healthily, and hydrate from within, the less you’ll notice cellulite.