I don’t know if this is comforting, but 90% of women have a problem with cellulite.
Summer is around the corner and most women are afraid of wearing a bikini thanks to cellulite.
Well, there is no magic stick that will make cellulite disappear overnight, but there’s a way to reduce it in the long-run.
But there are multiple causes of cellulite and getting rid of it takes time and effort.
So, today I am gonna show you how to get rid of cellulite.
But first things first.
What is cellulite?
It is a condition that leads to dimpled skin and enlarged pores.
Your skin looks like an orange peel.
Cellulite consists of fat, water, and toxins that appear due to the exchange of substances in the body.
How does cellulite occur?
Cellulite forms when the microcirculation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue is disturbed.
It’s right under the skin in the weakening connective tissue and it results in visible dimples on the skin.
The fat deposits push the connective tissue and make the exchange of substances harder.
This unpleasant skin condition is a result of our every-day bad habits.
And most women are not aware that those habits can cause orange peel-like skin.
The most common reasons for cellulite are:
- Problems with circulation
- Water retention and toxins
- Increase in fat tissue
- Bad diet habits
- Physical inactivity
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Too tight clothes
- Hormonal imbalance
- Tension and fatigue
Also, as you age your body produces less estrogen, and circulation is getting worse.
Bad circulation leads to a smaller production of collagen which causes weakening connective tissue.
Your muscles lose tone and fat layers increase.
Aging isn’t the main cause but it makes things harder.
Where does cellulite appear?
Cellulite usually forms on the thighs, buttocks, knees, calves, stomach, arms, lower back, and neck.
How to get rid of cellulite: 3 Best Tips
1. Cosmetical treatments
There are some effective treatments like ShockWave treatment with ultrasound or radio waves.
These treatments can be done separately or combined with treatment for getting rid of excess water, mesotherapy, mechanotherapy. (1)
Some creams and lotions can reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The ingredients of these products usually include vitamin A, some plants, and caffeine.
Also, a large number of women are using injections consisted of cocktails which help remove cellulite.
The most common is the injection of collagen into the affected areas.
2. Healthy eating habits and physical activities
Your diet habits play a significant role when it comes to cellulite.
You should avoid these foods:
- Flakes – contain white flour that is processed as sugar in your body and it will create fat and cellulite on your buttocks.
- Delicatessen – full of additives, fat and toxins
- Fruit yogurt and fruit juices from the supermarket – loaded with sugar
- Alcohol – destroys collagen and accelerates aging of the skin, and that leads to more visible cellulite.
- Dry fruit – contains a lot of sugar, additives, and preservatives whose role is to keep the taste and freshness of the fruit.
On the other hand, you should eat:
- Berries – high in antioxidants and help you get rid of fat cells under the skin, stimulate the production of collagen
- Sunflower seeds – high in vitamin E, and B6, zinc. These vitamins help metabolizing proteins that strengthen and repair the connective tissue.
- Salmon – high in healthy fats, antioxidants, increases lean muscles.
Drink at least 10 glasses of water per day.
Exercising is very effective if you want to get rid of the cellulite.
Regular physical activity reduces fat layers, increases muscle tone, and it positively affects the connective tissue which makes cellulite less visible. (2)
The best exercises to lose orange peel are running, cycling, planking, Nordic skiing.
3. Home anticellulite treatments
If you want to get rid of cellulite at home, make some of the best natural home remedies like:
How to prepare this remedy?
Mix 2 cups of ground coffee, ½ a cup of brown sugar and 2 spoons of olive oil.
Gently rub this on your skin.
Also, you can rub coffee scrubs on your body and cover it with a cling film.
Leave that for half an hour and then rinse it with warm water.
Actually, a massage is a good way to tighten loose skin, too.
Mix 3 cups of water with one cup of clay.
You can find clay in pharmacies.
Also, add a spoon of olive oil.
Now boil this mix.
When it cools down you can apply your clay mask and then cover with cling film.
Take a shower after one hour and put body lotion.
Apple cider vinegar
Mix apple cider vinegar and water.
For example, one cup of ACV and 2 cups of water.
Add a little bit of honey.
Rub this on your cellulite area and leave it for 30 minutes.
After that rinse with warm water.
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Hi, I am Ivana Petrovska, the author of WeightLossMagician. I am a healthy life enthusiast who is passionate about fitness and weight loss, healthy foods, recipes, and wellness. And I am here to help you lose weight by adjusting your diet and doing exercise.