We often associate cellulite problems with obese people but this is a myth. Whether one is thin or fat he or she can find lumpy, dimpled skin on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and hips. However, the good thing is that it does not indicate any serious health issue but may affect one’s inner confidence. This problem is more common in women then in men.
Why it occurs?
There are various surgical treatments that offers quick and effective solution for removal of cellulite. But today we are talking about 10 natural methods to get rid of cellulite.
The first step towards healthy skin is exfoliating and removing desd skin cells. For exfoliation you can use various body scrubs, bath salt. You can also start your day with dry brushing which helps in improving the blood circulation.
Cellulite is often caused by poor blood flow and regular massage in the affected area can help reduce their appearance. Cinnamon stimulates blood circulation and helps in removing toxins that causes cellulite. To get best out of your oil use it after exfoliating the affected part. Massage it in circular movements for about 10 minutes till you feel the warmth of the oil.
Cypress oil is well known for its antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, stimulating and antirheumatic properties. It is a powerpacked oil and therefore needs to be dilluted by mixing carrier oils like almond, jojoba or coconut oil.
One can also use essential oils after dry brushing the affected part. A few minute of dry brushing will improve your blood circulation and after that you can massage the affected area with few drops of geranium oil mixed with some carrier oil to get best out of it. Geranium acts as a diuretic and helps in reducing puffiness and water retention.
Juniper cleansing property helps in clearing the body waste and thus improves blood circulation.
The cytophylactic properties of Neroli helps in removing scars by regeneration of new cells. An effective massage will help in enhancing the blood circulation and providing oxygen to the body cells.
The astringent property of rosemary not only stimulates blood circulation but also tone and tighten the skin. It solves the sagging skin problem and improves the texture and gives a smoother appearance to skin.
Removing cellulite is not a one day task but if you want to pace up your healing process then you need an all round approach. Beside massaging, exercise is the another important thing to add into your daily routine. Strength training and cardio exercises helps in firming the muscles underneath the cellulite. Know more
Drinking lots of water will help in removing toxins from your body. You also need to check your diet and cut on carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods. Addiction like smoking and alcohol also pay heavy toll on your health.
Omega 3 is well known for providing healthy skin, nails and hair. They help in fighting with inflammation and improves blood circulation which strengthen our lymphatic system. The best source for Omega 3 is fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines but if you are not too fond of fish you can have walnuts and flax seeds.
These are some of the most effective and easiest way to fight with cellulite.
This article originally appeared on Aedition. “The complete guide to cellulite“