Cellulite is a natural part of life. About 80% of women – and even some men – have cellulite. It affects people of all ages, shapes, sizes and body types.
Cellulite is a “dimpled” appearance caused when underlying fat deposits push through layers of connective tissue under the skin. It can be caused by a decrease in estrogen, poor circulation, poor diet, lack of exercise – or perhaps it’s just in your genes.
Just remember – your body is beautiful no matter what. Your imperfections are what make you perfectly YOU! But if you have cellulite, and it’s something you’re not happy with, you can do something about it.
While there’s no miracle cure, here are five cellulite remedies to help reduce the appearance of cellulite – and they can all be done from the comfort of your own home.
1. Drink lots of water
Although dehydration does not directly cause cellulite, a lack of water can definitely create other issues that contribute to it.
For example, when you don’t drink enough water, you actually feel hungry before you feel thirsty. This causes you to eat more than you should, leading to weight gain and a higher amount of body fat. And people with excess fat are more likely to have cellulite.
Water also helps your body use and remove fat cells, and helps your circulatory system run properly.
So by regularly drinking plenty of water every day, you can help your body perform the way it’s supposed to, which can reduce the look of existing cellulite and also reduce your chances of getting more cellulite.
2. Use apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most versatile ingredients in the world. It’s been used for centuries as a natural remedy for everything from soothing upset tummies and soar throats to cleaning the house.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used for cellulite. It’s rich in potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium, which aids in circulation.
While you can certainly ingest apple cider vinegar, you can also use it as a topical wrap directly on the affected areas.
First, select an organic apple cider vinegar that has not been distilled or processed. Combine one part water with one part vinegar. Rub the mixture on the area that has cellulite, then wrap it with plastic wrap and top with a warm towel.
Keep the wrap on for about an hour, then rinse the area with warm water. Do this regularly until you start seeing results.
3. Add gelatin to your diet
One of the other cellulite remedies you can try is adding gelatin to your diet.
Gelatin is abundant in amino acids that help your body break down fat, build muscles and produce collagen. Your body naturally loses collagen as you get older, and that increases your chances of cellulite.
It’s easy to incorporate gelatin into your daily routine. You can take it as a capsule, or add a scoop of gelatin powder to soups or smoothies.
4. Try a coffee scrub
Coffee perks you up in the morning. It’s also fantastic for stimulating your skin and improving blood flow when applied topically.
The next time you make coffee, dump the used grounds into a bowl or jar and bring them to the bathroom. When you’re in the shower, massage the grounds into the affected areas for about three minutes, then rinse off.
Repeat several times a week until you notice a difference.
Exercise improves your circulation. It also helps you burn extra fat and strengthen your muscles, which, in turn, will tighten your skin. And that will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
A combination of cardio and strength-training is the best approach. Look for exercises that specifically target your problem areas, like yoga or Pilates.
Final word on cellulite remedies
If you’ve tried all these home cellulite remedies and you’re still not feeling confident about your trouble spots, you may want to consider other options, like a laser treatment. Contact us today for more information.