Cellulite is made up of free-floating fat cells that are deposited just beneath the skin. It has a distinct appearance, like the dimpled surface of an orange peel or cottage cheese.
It is most common in the thighs, but it can also be present on the legs, buttocks or stomach. Most sources agree that the dimpled appearance of cellulite occurs due to problems/imbalance in the connective tissue and fat in a person’s body, but there are many theories about what may cause this imbalance. It seems that hormones, diet, lifestyle and genetics all play a role but are not absolutes.
Here are 8 ways to treat and remove cellulite;
There are various health benefits to Gelatin, including:
-Gelatin supports skin, hair and nail growth
-It is good for joints and can help joint recovery
-Can help tighten loose skin (like the kind you get after having four babies in five years…)
-It to help improve cellulite
-Source of protein (though not a spectacular one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This can help get rid of cellulite due to the presence of minerals, potassium, magnesium and calcium in it. All these elements play a key role in flushing out toxins and water retention around the thighs and stomach.
This in turn reduces bloating and cellulite. Plus, apple cider vinegar also helps you lose weight and less fat means fewer cellulite pockets.
-Mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water. If you like, add a bit of honey.
-Rub the solution on the affected areas. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. -Follow this treatment twice daily until you get the desired results.
Alternatively, mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal parts, and rub it on the affected area.
-Then wrap the area with plastic wrap and put a warm towel over it for one hour.
-Finally, remove the wrap and rinse the area with lukewarm water.
-Do this once daily until you get rid of your cellulite completely.
This can be beneficial in reducing cellulite as well. The massage and exfoliation benefits skin by stimulating blood/lymph flow and the caffeine in the coffee has a tightening effect.
You will need:
1/4 cup coffee grounds
3 tablespoons sugar or brown sugar
2-3 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil
-Combine the ingredients to create a paste-like consistency (note that it will harden if cooled if you are using unrefined coconut oil). Store in a glass jar.
-Massage in to skin for several minutes using firm pressure and wash as usual.
-Use 2-3 times a week.
Drink More Water
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.
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.
In addition, regular consumption of cayenne pepper can help eliminate toxins from the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite in the thighs.
-Add one or two teaspoons of cayenne pepper powder, one teaspoon of grated ginger and fresh-squeezed juice from one lemon to a glass of warm water and mix it well.
-Drink the cellulite detox drink once or twice daily for one or two months.
Green tea can speed your metabolism and help you burn fat by stopping the production of fat-absorbing enzymes. But, catechins found in green and white teas can also reduce insulin resistance. Drinking three cups a day could increase energy expenditure and help you to burn an extra 80 calories in the next 24 hours. Try tea in the morning in place of coffee.
Try using natural options for skin care and moisturizing. Simple coconut oil will work as an all-purpose moisturizer.
This is one of the simplest ways to get rid of cellulite in your thighs. Although several people attest to its effectiveness, it is not backed by scientific evidence.
The process of dry brushing improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, and removes the build-up of toxins from body. It is believed that the improved blood flow to the skin makes it appear plump, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
-Before beginning, make sure your skin and the brush are both dry.
-Gently brush from your feet up to your shoulders, focusing more on areas with the most cellulite.
-Remember to brush from left to right side of the body and keep the brushing movements concentrated toward the heart to encourage blood circulation.
-Do this dry brushing for about five minutes.
Finally, shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
-Do this once daily before taking a shower for a few months or until you notice improvement in your skin texture.
Note: Be sure to use a body brush made with natural fibers