As bad as it looks, more than 85% of women at the age of 21 and over have cellulite. Cellulite develops commonly on the thighs because the area naturally has more fatty tissues. There’s a misconception that only overweight women have cellulite, but that couldn’t be far from the truth; perfectly fit women also have cellulite. Other factors that can increase cellulite development are tissue inflammation, genetics, increased fatty tissue caused by weight gain, poor circulation (a common issue in the legs), loss of collagen, thinning of the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), and poor lymphatic drainage.
There are many options you can try to get rid of cellulite like visiting a cosmetic surgeon and spending loads of cash on liposuction, or buying expensive creams that promise to do wonders. There’s no assurance that any of these treatments will permanently eliminate cellulite, but using affordable and natural ways is much better and a win-win for all. Although these tips won’t get rid of the cellulite forever, they will definitely improve the appearance of your skin.
Use a coffee scrub.
Use a coffee scrub on your body and pay close attention to areas you have cellulite. When applied to your skin, ground coffee exfoliant can minimize cellulite’s appearance in three different ways. First, massaging the coffee scrub along your skin can help stimulate lymphatic drainage. Second, coffee is rich in caffeine, which temporarily tightens and smoothens your skin. Third, caffeine can dehydrate your fatty cells, making your cellulite look a little less obvious.
Eat a healthier balanced diet, and drink plenty of water.
Foods rich in protein are awesome for fighting cellulite because protein boosts collagen and elastin production in the body, which keeps cellulite at bay. It also helps tighten the muscles that keep fat stores in place, which reduces the dimpled effect of cellulite. Foods rich in proteins are lean meats, nuts, turkey, skimmed milk, and pulses.
Fruits and vegetables are also great for fighting cellulite because they are rich in antioxidants, which help with new cell turnover, and fruits rich in vitamins also boost collagen production in the body, which tightens and keeps your skin firm and taut.
Lastly, drink plenty of water because it will flush out nasty toxins while keeping your skin and body hydrated and moisturized. Also, don’t forget to do exercises that burn fat and tone up your muscles to help with cellulite.
Fighting cellulite with body wraps
Cellulite wraps are mostly designed to reduce the appearance of dimpled skin. They won’t take away the dimpled skin or suck out the fat, but they improve the skin’s appearance by plumping up the skin. Ingredients used in body wrap treatments like mud, clay, seaweed, algae are applied on the body, and then your body is wrapped in plastic film and covered in a blanket for half an hour. Afterward, you’ll feel your skin is hydrated, smoother, and firmer, and the cellulite appears less visible.
If you can’t go to a spa to get the body wrap treatment, click here to learn how to make your homemade body wrap.