Let’s face it lately, we all have cellulite. If you don’t you most likely will. And let me say, cellulite is NORMAL. There is nothing wrong with having it. It’s time we learn to love our bodies regardless of what we look like. But there are times when we do feel self-conscious and that’s OK too. There’s nothing wrong with trying to feel better about yourself.
If you feel like cellulite is something you want to eliminate then there are ways to go about it that you probably didn’t know. Just remember you are not alone. More than 80% of women suffer from cellulite. Cellulite is basically a build-up of fat tissue under the skin. It’s usually in the area of the thighs and the buttocks. It causes a dimple like an appearance in the skin.
There are many reasons why people get cellulite. It can be genetics or just poor diet and lack of exercise. Cellulite may never completely vanish but there are ways to start to try to eliminate cellulite.
Dry brushing not only helps eliminate cellulite but it also has other great purposes for the body. Dry brushes can be purchased almost anywhere beauty products are sold. Each night stroke toward your heart with a dry brush. This will help exfoliate any dead skin off your body but it also will help to break up the cellulite or fat tissue.
Massaging over the fat pockets in a circular motion will help break up the fluids beneath the skin. Dry brushing promotes lymphatic drainage throughout the body so it will help eliminate toxins in the body. Over time, dry brushing will cause a smoothing appearance overall!
Drink More Liquids
This is just good for your overall health. Try to become more conscious of your liquid intake throughout the day. By drinking more water, it will help to eliminate the toxins in the body that can lead to fat accumulation. It keeps you stay hydrated and encourages circulation. It’s a win-win!
Exercise is really important for anyone but people who suffer from cellulite could benefit from doing more glute focused workouts. Squats will help tighten the skin around the thigh region. It might not completely eliminate cellulite that it will start to reduce the appearance of it over time. Each night before bed try to incorporate a couple of booty exercises. YouTube has a ton of different at-home workout videos if you feel lost in the beginning.
Cut Out Sodium
Try to stay away from foods that are high in sodium or salt. These types of foods will cause fat cells to swell and make it easier for the fat tissue to gather under the skin. Try to eat more fiber and whole-grain foods. These types of foods will help remove waste and toxins from the intestinal tract.
Exfoliating is good for your skin in general. It will result in a smooth appearance of the skin and will also leave a smooth feeling. But if you exfoliate with a coffee-based scrub, it will help to eliminate cellulite on the body. Coffee contains caffeine and it has been found that caffeine will help tighten the skin for a temporary time. You make your own coffee scrub at home or purchase it online from places like Frank Body.
For most women, cellulite is inevitable. While all of these are not going to completely get rid of the cellulite they are a step in the right direction!