Almost all women know what it’s like to spend hours primping to look your best, only to take a look in the mirror and have your confidence destroyed by seeing pesky cellulite. Nearly 90 percent of women suffer from that lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. Although cellulite, also known as “cottage cheese legs,” is not a serious medical condition, it can be quite embarrassing.
You don’t have to be overweight to experience this plague — even the leanest of women can have cellulite. Contrary to popular belief, men and adolescent women can have it too.
So what exactly is cellulite? It’s a pesky condition that occurs when accumulated fat cells push up against the skin, while the long cords tethering the skin to the underlying muscle pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.
Little is known about what causes cellulite, but Mayo Clinic claims genetics might be the leading factor in whether you develop cellulite. According to Mayo Clinic, a sedentary lifestyle can also increase your chances for cellulite.
Pricey cellulite treatments advertise remarkable results, but most don’t live up to their claims. Every year, women blow their budgets on topical creams and medical treatments that promise to make cellulite disappear. The newest treatment on the market, Cellulaze, is an hour-long surgery that costs about $10,000 or more.
Instead of wasting your money and time on ineffective cellulite treatments, why not dominate the unwanted lumps with the natural remedies below? If you want to noticeably reduce the appearance of cellulite, try at least one (if not all) of the remedies below.
Here’s 5 Proven Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite Naturally:
1. Dry brushing
Dry brushing is the process of brushing skin in a particular pattern with a dry, long-bristled brush, usually before showering. Spa professionals and enthusiasts alike swear by it and sing its praises as a natural remedy for conditions of all kinds, especially for cellulite reduction.
Since this popular spa treatment helps eliminate toxins, professionals claim it can smooth those unsightly lumps and bumps for good. According to Annet King, director of global education for Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute, dry brushing helps remove “stagnant toxins” that break down connective tissue, leading to cellulite.
There’s no conclusive scientific evidence that dry brushing can permanently reduce cottage-cheese thighs. But if you look online, you can easily find many firsthand accounts from people who claim that regular dry brushing tremendously helped their war against cellulite. To learn how to dry brush and where to find one, click this link.
2. Myofascial massage
The idea behind myofascial massage for cellulite is that it breaks up and loosens fascia, the connective tissue that protects and separates muscles, allowing fat to lie flat under the skin.
Most massage therapists are able to perform a type of massage called myofascial massage or myofascial release.
If you don’t have access to regular massage, you can easily use a deep tissue foam roller instead. After some foam rolling or a self-massage with a myofascial release/trigger point ball, you will notice your skin is visibly smoother.
3. Coffee scrub
Pinterest is flooded with accounts of coffee scrubs and wraps helping to battle cellulite. For best results, be sure to use fresh ground coffee. Try using fresh ground coffee to maximize the benefits, as it has more antioxidants and caffeine than used coffee grounds.
The caffeine and antioxidants in coffee can be beneficial in reducing cellulite. As a stimulant, the caffeine in coffee dilates blood vessels, which temporarily tones and tightens tissue. It also increases circulation and reduces water retention, both of which may also help smooth the lumpy appearance of cellulite. The antioxidants in coffee may help to release toxins, which is not only helpful for cellulite, but for healthy skin in general. The coffee scrub recipe below should be used 2 to 3 times a week.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup coffee grounds
- 3 tablespoons sugar or brown sugar
- 2 or 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
Here’s what to do:
- Combine the ingredients to create a paste-like consistency.
- Massage into skin for several minutes using firm pressure and wash as usual.
4. Cellulite-fighting workout routine
There’s no such thing as targeted fat loss, but there is such a thing as targeted firming. Since cellulite tends to accumulate on your butt and legs, you can smoothen your skin with an intense lower-body workout that requires high reps with moderately heavy strength.
According to Dr. Murad, author of The Cellulite Solution, the frequent movement of blood and lymph from a cellulite-fighting routine can reduce the visibility of cellulite.
“This will attack that fat — by building the crucial muscle foundation below it and burning calories in general — and repackage what’s left of it into smoother layers,” says Wane Westcott, Ph.D., a professor of exercise science at Quincy College who has done multiple studies on exercise and cellulite.
If you really want to win the war against cellulite, then you have to put up a good fight. Click this link for a fast cellulite-fighting routine. I’ve tried this one myself, and I couldn’t believe how fast the improvements came!
5. Detox baths
Detox baths are not only relaxing, they’re also a wonderful way to minimize the appearance of those undesirable lumps! This method is based on the theory that toxin buildup in skin and fat tissues leads to cellulite. Since detox baths get rid of toxins, this means they get rid of cellulite too.
Although there’s no scientific evidence to support this remedy, detox bath enthusiasts swear by it. At the very least, a nice detox bath is extremely soothing and relaxing after a long day at work! Click this link for three easy and inexpensive detox bath recipes.
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