Let’s face it. Cellulite is one of the problems that plague many women nowadays. But the worst is during the bikini season, where your stubborn cellulite refuses to go regardless of how hard you work out or use anti-cellulite skin care creams. Not fair, right?
However, we have some fantastic homemade remedies that can help you to get rid of cellulite. So, ready to get body confident? Then, let’s start!
One of the triggering factors of cellulite is poor circulation. And massages can not only give great feelings but can also improve blood flow and the appearance of cellulite.
Massages are promising remedies that can reduce cellulite by stimulating the lymphatic system, breaking down fat cells and eliminating toxins. In addition, a massage can help stretch your skin tissue and it may also help stretch out cellulite dimples too.
You can try at home one of the most popular ways of massaging the body: dry brushing.
How often: Dry brushing is using a coarse brush to exfoliate the skin. So, this is something you should be doing daily, even twice a day. As your skin should normally be dry, the ideal time should be in the shower before turning on the water.
Direction: You should start at your feet, with circular motions, moving up the legs on both sides and then work from the arms towards your chest. You can direct the brush counterclockwise on your chest. But remember not to brush too hard as the skin should be stimulated but not red and irritated.
Benefits: Besides casting off dry skin on areas such as knees, elbows, ankles, dry brushing promotes blood flow and cell renewal. It also improves the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins through the pores and can give a smooth complexion.
#2. Apple Cider Vinegar
I am sure you must read somewhere about the beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar. And, similarly, its effects on cellulite are no exception.
Apple cider vinegar consists of minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium that can promote circulation. So, I recommend you to combine apple cider vinegar with some water and apply the mixture to affected areas to improve oxygen supply, remove toxins and boost the production of collagen.
#3. Green Tea
How many times have we heard about the multiple benefits of green tea? But did you know that green tea could be a remedy for cellulite?
Aside from aiding in weight loss and improving overall health, green tea is packed with antioxidants that can help to get rid of body toxins.
#4. Coffee Scrub
Coffee scrubs can indeed aid in reducing cellulite. The caffeine in the coffee scrub has a tightening effect and the exfoliation can stimulate blood flow.
Ingredients you will need:
- ¼ cup of coffee grounds
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients together to create a consistent paste and store in a glass jar. This paste should be massaged into the skin for several minutes using firm pressure and this scrub can be used at least 2-3 times a week.
Exercises are wonderful remedies that can reduce cellulite. When you are toning and strengthening your muscles, you are improving the overall appearance of your body. For example, some leg and glute exercises can help to tighten the skin around the thigh region, also leading to a reduction in cellulite.
Below you will find some exercises that you can try:
1.You start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. And make sure your toes are pointed forward.
2.Now, lower your glutes as if you were sitting in a chair and make sure your knees don’t go over your toes.
3.Then squeeze your glutes as you rise to the starting position, and then repeat.
1.Stand in front of a bench or a sturdy exercise box.
2.Step up on the box, one foot at a time.
3.Step back down in the same pattern.
1.Get in an all-fours position on the floor.
2.Then, kick one leg back behind you, engaging your glutes and upper thighs.
3. Now, lower your leg and repeat the same thing with the other leg.
Will you use the following tips? Please share your comments!