How to get rid of cellulite naturally? Read on to find easy ways to help you reduce the look of cellulite!
How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally and Quickly
Why Fight Cellulite?
Many people have issues with their skin, like acne and discoloration on the face, as well as stretch marks and cellulite on other parts of the body. Some opt to get treatment from a dermatologist for these skin conditions.
Some people get liposuction to help them eliminate their cellulite. This treatment can be intrusive and can take a long time to recover. You don’t have to accept the existence of cellulite. You can get rid of that unsightly skin with a few of these tips!
What Is It?
Cellulite is an uncomfortable topic for most of us. We avoid thinking about it and try to ignore that it’s even there, but it isn’t going away by pretending it doesn’t exist.
The cottage cheese effect and dimples on our thighs, butts, and stomach, or cellulite, is simply fat stores that press against connective tissue and distort skin.
Cellulite is pretty common in women, but men aren’t free of the lumps either.
What Causes It?
Cellulite is caused by genetics, diet, lifestyle, age, and hormones, but there is one big culprit that lurks behind all of this—toxins. Toxins are everywhere in our modern world.
We breathe them in, we pick them up from our food, we come in contact with them through recipes and money, our homes are full of them, and we even produce them when we’re stressed.
Our bodies do an amazing job of getting rid of these toxins in small amounts, but what happens when toxins get too concentrated to handle?
When our kidneys and livers can’t keep up with the flood of toxins, our body starts shoving them into fat cells where they can’t do any more damage. Fat serves like little prisons, sealing the toxins in.
Unfortunately, this means more fat storage than the body needs, and the cells that accept these toxins don’t always function correctly either. This contributes heavily to cellulite.
Luckily, there are things you can do to minimize the problem.
1. Eat Well
This is the go-to answer for many health issues, and for good reason. Toxins create cellulite and modern junk food is full of them.
Avoid refined sugars, too much salt, and anything that has been highly processed. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables help your body get the nutrients it needs without the pesticides and chemicals found in almost everything else we eat.
2. Drink Water
Pure, clean water helps you flush out toxins and keep your skin and tissues hydrated and healthy so it looks and feels better.
To keep skin cells supple and free of toxins, you need to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
Drinking water first thing in the morning boosts the metabolism and aids in the flushing of toxins. Lemon water also adds vitamins and minerals to the fluids you drink.
3. Use Natural Salt
Switch from the processed salt to natural sea salt or Himalayan sea salt. These have minerals that aid in hydration and metabolism.
What is Himalayan sea salt? Naturally pink in color, it contains 98% sodium chloride and 2% trace minerals, and is said to be the cleanest salt on earth.
Table salt doesn’t contain minerals to help the body avoid cellulite or dimpled skin. Instead, it may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and gout because it causes the body to retain fluids.
Exercise doesn’t just help you with weight loss, but it also helps keep the skin healthy and hydrated as well.
Regular exercise builds and tightens muscles, burns fat, and helps remove toxins through sweat and increased circulation. Part of the appearance of cellulite also comes from muscle atrophy, where the muscles shrink away from connective tissue, fat, and skin, so exercise can reduce cellulite and improve the look of cellulite riddled skin in many ways.
Even just walking each day can help. Yoga is a good choice, too.
5. Lose Weight
This is easier said than done, but still one of the best ways to improve or reduce your cellulite issues. Fat stores are largely to blame, and getting rid of some of those fat stores definitely helps.
Starvation dieting isn’t the way to go, though. Combine modestly cutting your calories, eating better foods, and exercising for real results.
6. Lose the Stress
Stress creates toxins. It burns through valuable hormones and neurotransmitters and then causes free radicals and a slower metabolism.
Chronic stress is the enemy of health and contributes to fat stores, premature aging, and a host of other issues. Dump it as fast as possible.
Practice meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, tai chi, or get into a hobby that relaxes you. Stress is one of the worst things about our modern world and you should strive to eradicate it as often as humanly possible.
7. Change Your Lifestyle
If something about your life isn’t healthy, work on fixing it or getting yourself out of the environment that encourages it. Smoking, high stress, toxins, negativity, and overeating all add to your toxic load and your cellulite, but, perhaps more importantly, they also contribute to other diseases and health risks.
Get away from them. Some lifestyle changes will be easier, and some will be extremely difficult.
If you sit all day at work, get up and move around more often. If you stand all day, take some breaks and sit down.
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8. Reduce Inflammation
Get rid of cellulite naturally by eliminating chronic inflammation from your body.
Chronic inflammation is the root of many of our health problems. It slows things down, damages tissues, and even helps build up toxins that create more cellulite.
Coconut oil, ginger, and turmeric are three of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories you can find. Use them and the many others out there to keep inflammation and pain at bay.
Both massage and dry brushing stimulate and increase blood flow to and from the skin. Massage and/or brush the areas affected each day to help remove toxins, excess fat, and excess water in these areas for more dimple-free skin.
10. Coffee Scrub
The health-boosting power of coffee internally is often debated back and forth, but the external use of coffee has a ton of benefits. The granules and caffeine increase the circulation of both blood and lymphatic fluid to pull out toxins and repair tissue.
Simply take the grinds into the shower with you, make a paste with warm water, rub it in, and then rinse it off a few minutes later.
11. Take Lemon and Cayenne
Lemon juice and cayenne make a good team to detox, alkalize, boost metabolism, and speed circulation.
Mix a little of each in water and drink it three times a day.
You will begin to see a difference in how you feel within days and how your skin looks a few weeks after that.
12. Juniper Oil and Olive Oil
Juniper oil sinks into the skin to firm up connective tissue. Many people have seen very good results with these oils.
Just follow these two simple steps to reduce cellulite naturally:
- Mix 10 to 15 drops of juniper oil with ¼ cup olive oil.
- Massage it into your trouble areas.
- Fennel oil is also supposed to work well.
13. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is another remedy that seems to work very well to get rid of cellulite naturally.
Coconut oil reduces inflammation, hydrates, aids in detox, and boosts metabolism.
Massage it in using your hands or a brush. You can also take it internally, too.
A couple of teaspoons a day does wonders for your energy levels and help you burn fat. Your body needs fats to help remove toxins, build cells, and create many of the hormones we rely on, but it wants good fats like coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado, not the overheated fry oils and fats created from over-consuming sugars.
14. Apple Cider Vinegar
What can’t this liquid do?
Add a little to a bath and soak away the cellulite. It helps detox the body, encourage healing, and even kill many harmful bacteria.
Apple cider vinegar offers many health benefits.
It isn’t just great for the skin, but you can also take it to help with your digestive system.
15. Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
These help pull toxins from the skin while also softening, conditioning, and mineralizing your skin.
Add them to a bath and soak. Your skin will thank you by being much less cottage cheesy.
16. Bentonite Clay
This healing clay is often used as a face mask that pulls out oily grime and toxins from pores. You can use it on your cellulite areas the same way.
How do you get rid of cellulite naturally using bentonite clay? Follow the steps below:
- Mix it with a little apple cider vinegar to make a paste.
- Apply it on your thighs or other areas with cellulite.
- Let it dry (you feel it tighten).
- Then soak away the cellulite mask in a warm bath.
Follow these tips on how to get rid of cellulite and get healthy skin.
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If you want to get healthy skin, you also need to work on improving your health. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to get the nutrients you need.
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You also need good fats to be able to get rid of dimpled skin. Sunwarrior’s Omega-3 is sourced from algae and contains both omega fatty acids and chlorophyll.
There are various ways to get rid of cellulite naturally. Try one or two to find out which one works best for you.
How will you get rid of cellulite naturally? Share your experience in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 27, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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