Most women have cellulite to some degree, and those who have it hate it. There are many creams, lotions and potions available on the market that all promise to reduce the appearance of cellulite, possibly overnight. Unfortunately, these products are often full of potentially harmful chemicals and cost a significant amount of money but most of them do not really work. Instead, many of them play on the insecurities we have about our bodies and hope we will part with our hard-earned money on the off chance that a particular product could possibly provide what it promises.
Luckily, there are a few home remedies that you can try as well. These won’t damage your skin and aren’t bad for the environment. Best of all, they don’t cost a lot either.
What Is Cellulite?
Before actually looking at how to get rid of cellulite, we should first understand what it actually is.
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty.
There are three grades of cellulite. The first is visible only under a microscope. The second grade is slightly more visible, particularly at lower temperatures. The third and final grade is visible cellulite, where the skin is clearly rough and appears like an orange peel. This is the grade that women most worry about, since grade 1 and 2 are pretty much invisible anyway. Let’s take a look at some tried and tested home remedies that can help you reduce cellulite and leave you with beautiful skin.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a fantastic product that is used in a variety of different home health remedies, including one for cellulite.
The nutritional components of Apple Cider Vinegar have been known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
You can take it orally by mixing it with water and adding a bit of honey for flavor. Simply drink in the morning to make sure your body cleans itself from the inside. Additionally, you can create a topical remedy by mixing it with massage oil. Do make sure that the oil is natural as well. Massage the mixture onto the areas where you notice cellulite twice a day to help reduce it. Additionally, it is great for your skin appearance overall.
2. Dry Brushing
Another effective home remedy that you can use is dry brushing. Not only does this help wonderfully in terms of reducing the appearance of cellulite, but it is also really good for your skin as it exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. Best of all, it is very easy to dry brush.
Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don’t get the brush wet.
Always brush in circular motions, going towards your heart. The brush itself should be made of completely natural bristles so that they don’t damage your skin.
3. Cayenne Pepper
Another wonderful ingredient that helps reduce cellulite is cayenne pepper.
Cayenne pepper is a fat-burning food. It has the ability to naturally heat up the body, increase blood circulation and boost metabolism. Plus, it helps get rid of bad skin cells and replace them with strong healthy cells.
Because it heats your body up from the inside, it will help you to get rid of the various toxins and other problem products inside your body. These toxins often contribute to the formation of cellulite. Hence, getting them out of your body means you will have less chance of developing cellulite in the first place. You can either add the pepper to your food to spice it up a bit, or you can make a remedy by adding it with some ginger and lemon juice to a glass of warm water for a gorgeous, natural tea. You should drink this two times a day for a few months for a full detox.
4. Drink More Water
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to ensure that you are hydrated at all times. There is no such thing as drinking too much water, but there is, very easily, such a thing as not enough. There are a couple of telltale signs of you being slightly dehydrated that you may attribute to other things. For instance, yawning and feeling hungry could mean that you need to drink more water. Four pints of water a day are a minimum, but it would be better to drink more.
Hydration is crucial for overall health—from digestion to your skin’s healthy glow and texture. Being fully hydrated can smooth your skin’s surface. Try consuming foods with higher water content like melons, cucumbers, watermelon and leafy greens. Not only are these foods high in water content, but they are also low in calories – helping you to lose weight and control fat stores.
Please share all these wonderful remedies with all of your friends so that they can also show off amazing healthy skin.
Together we can make this world a happier healthier world!