At some point in your life, you’re going to have some form of cellulite. 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.
Is there any hope? Can you really do anything at home to get rid of cellulite? The answer is a resounding YES!
Cellulite, those bumpy lumps under the skin on your thighs, hips, abdomen and a few other areas of your body, is 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, 2 Tablespoons of honey and apply during shower. Rinse thoroughly and apply cream after shower.
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.
This is a favorite models trick and it may well become your favorite trick too. You’ll need a good self-tanning lotion and a good spray tanning spray. Start with the self-tanning lotion and generously apply it only the areas with cellulite.
Allow it to completely dry and top it all off with a good spray of your self-tanning spray over your entire body.
By doubling up on the trouble areas you’re going to find that they are more camouflaged than when you just use one application of spray tan or self-tanning lotion.
If you’re not already taking a good multi vitamin with extra zinc, B complex vitamins, C and E, be sure to start taking them right away.
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 a lemon water and include as much citrus as you can in your daily diet.
Good examples are drink some orange juice, eat an orange, use lemons and limes in your cooking and in your water, eat 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 will give your body the vitamins and nutrients that it needs to function properly.
You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel and look when you indulge in the good foods.
Start your day with a great work out. 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 your six to eight glasses of water per day and keep your body hydrated and looking great.
The more fluids that you drink the more your skin is going to stay plumped up and healthy.
Take 15 minutes in the mid afternoon and relax. Simply sit quietly and 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, it will also help to massage that fat right out of your body.
Your body is exposed to toxins on a daily basis. 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 skin care 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 it will 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 great for the body and sore muscle 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’re sure to 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’re sure to see the other side of cabbage benefits.
Clearly there are many things that can be done to treat cellulite from home. You can use just about anything you have to give yourself a nice soothing massage and treat yourself.
The more you learn to relax, eat healthy and hydrate from within the less you’ll notice of cellulite.