Cellulite. The mere mention of this word is enough to make many women cringe and sigh. Those little bumps, dimples, and stretch marks you see on your thighs and bum can really harm a woman’s self-confidence and make them feel insecure about their body. No one should ever have to feel that way, so the best course of action would be to get rid of it.
For most, that’s easier said than done. Cellulite can be quite stubborn and will seemingly cling to you no matter what you try to do, and it can be quite frustrating and disheartening. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of home remedies that can be quite adept at clearing up your cellulite. There’s no absolute guarantee, but these methods are all inexpensive and easy enough to try anyway, so what do you have to lose?
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition where dimples and bumps develop on the skin, and this happens because fat cells, proteins, and certain toxins accumulate together. This can happen to anyone — men, women, even children — but women are more susceptible to it, with at least 80 per cent of them suffering from cellulite.
Some factors that are linked to cellulite formation include having a poor diet, natural ageing, genetics, and changes with your hormones. These factors all have one thing in common — they accumulate toxins in your body. Other potential causes include a lack of exercise, pregnancy, smoking, dehydration, and accumulated stress.
Simple Remedies To Getting Rid Of Cellulite
To get rid of cellulite naturally, you can try to exercise daily. Cardio-centric workouts help to burn off fat effectively, and the same applies to cellulite. However, if you don’t have time in your busy schedule to fit in some exercise, there are certain homemade remedies that can reduce the appearance of cellulite and in some cases, it can even get rid of it entirely. Here are some of the remedies you can try.
Using and mixing essential oils can improve the appearance of your skin by minimizing the appearance of cellulite. In particular, mixing juniper oil with some olive oil and applying this combination of oils to your skin can produce surprising results. That’s because juniper oil has detoxifying properties to reduce and eliminate the toxins that form cellulite, while olive oil naturally hydrates and nourishes the skin. With constant application after a few weeks, you should notice that your skin had become smoother, softer, and be free from cellulite.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The use of apple cider vinegar is also not surprising. Apple cider vinegar already has a whole host of uses for common health or beauty problems, and it works greats for cellulite removal too. This is due to the antioxidizing nature of apple cider vinegar, which reduces the appearance of cellulite through the reduction of bloating. You’ll need two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, four tablespoons of water, and 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Mix all these ingredients together and gently rub them onto the cellulite areas of your body. Massage it in and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with some warm water.
Brushing the cellulite-heavy areas on your body can help to get rid of it too. It is recommended for you to use a body brush with soft bristles because hard bristles can potentially scratch your skin and cause irritation. Start off by brushing the affected area in circular, upward motions. The movements should not be too heavy, but not too light either. It should not hurt at all. Do this about twice or three times a week, and all the toxins building on your skin will be broken up and disposed of.
Good ol’ aloe vera never fails to make things better, especially when it comes to skin nourishment and healing. This miracle plant is an effective healer that helps to repair damaged skin, while also moisturizing and tightening skin to make it firmer. This effect can help to reduce the appearance of dimples on your body which are usually created by cellulite. Two or three times a week, get a fresh aloe vera leaf from your garden and extract the gel from inside, and apply it directly to your cellulite. Use your hands and massage it in for a few minutes, and let the gel stay on your skin for an hour. Once done, rinse off with warm water and you should see a visible reduction of cellulite bumps.
Yet another versatile ingredient, baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is commonly used in baking, but it does have multiple applications too. In this case, mixing some baking soda with raw honey creates a paste that can be used as a scrub. The baking soda is able to exfoliate the skin and get rid of any impurities, while the honey keeps skin hydrated and nourishes it with antioxidants. This not only helps to get rid of cellulite, but also improves skin texture, tone, and elasticity.