7 basic tips to get rid of cellulite
Have you ever heard a woman say that she embraces her cellulite? Probably not... Yes, we embrace our curves but most certainly not our cellulite. We try to fight cellulite in every possible way not matter where it may be visible - abs, thighs, hips or even arms. I'm constantly trying to find new ways to combat cellulite and make you feel better with the way your skin looks and feels.
Is there an effective and even quick way to reduce cellulite, we always ask... Well, yes there is! Actually there are several pieces of basic advice on how to get rid of cellulite. Giving that this site is called cellulite7, let's see what are the best 7 anti cellulite tips that are surely going to rid you of cellulite.
Most effective tips to get rid of cellulite:
The first thing you must remember is that it takes at least two days to see some results with reducing cellulite, just as about any sort of treatments. So don't rush into thinking that these anti cellulite remedies and treatments don't work just because you didn't see noticeable results in 3 days.
1. Water and lemon juice help detox the body
Detoxifying externally alone will not help much to deal with those stubborn cellulite. You need to go on an internal detoxification and cleansing process. The most effective way is to drink a concoction of lemon juice and cayenne pepper thrice a day. Do not go overboard as cayenne pepper could burn your intestinal walls.
Just add 1 tsp of this pepper in a cup of water containing 2 tbsp lemon juice. Make it fresh. Also, make sure you drink 8 to 12 glasses of water daily to prevent heartburn and acidity. Wait for 4 weeks to see noticeable differences.
2. Try the anti cellulite diet
Diet doesn't always have to be that awful, there are some diets that are healthy and pretty easy to undertake – Paleo, low carb high fat diet. Some of them I may not approve you tackled them as a lifestyle change, the Dukan diet for example. Do not fall prey to any sort of drastic diet, these only help you for a short period of time and you'll just gain all the weight back eventually, maybe even add some more. And I'm not even mentioning what the lack of nutrients is going to do for your health and skin appearance.
The diets that are nutritionally balanced are the best for you. Pack the plate with lean meats, veggies and add some fruits and healthy fats. Plus, add a lot of ginger, black pepper, long pepper, onions, fennel seeds, lemon, cloves, and cinnamon in your diet. These improve your metabolism, thus ensuring a better blood flow.
3. Massage your skin to get rid of cellulite
There are various types of anti cellulite massages. All the slimming parlors have it under various names. The basic procedure involves stimulating the enhancing lymphatic drainage and stimulating blood flow. A good anti cellulite massage done with sesame oil infused with essential herbs and salts should always be accompanied by a steam session.
This will help in better removal of toxins and improve the flow of blood. A good masseur will be able to give you visible results in 2 to 3 sessions of an hour each.
4. Use a body brush to get rid of cellulite
Skin is the largest organ in the human body. And, it is the first place where the accumulated toxins raise their ugly heads in the form of cellulite and sags. So, keep the toxin levels to a bare minimum, it is quite essential to brush your skin regularly. Just dry brush the skin with a long body brush that possesses natural bristles.
Start from your feet in circular motions, and slowly move up the body. The movements should be light, yet brisk; long, but crisp. Once you reach your abdomen, move the brush in a circular motion, clockwise while arms move towards the heart. The correct way of doing a detox massage is to brush towards the heart so that your blood and lymphatic flow get a boost. 5 minutes are going to really make a difference.
5. Use coffee grounds as a body scrub ingredient to reduce cellulite
Packed with a good dose of antioxidants, coffee is simply lush and invigorating for our senses. It can do wonders for our skin too. Yes! When applied topically on the skin and rubbed gently, it stimulates the blood flow. And, the good news here is that you can prepare it at home and use the skin brush to scrub off your cellulite.
Mix the coffee grounds with hot water and scrub in circular motions on the legs and your lower abs for 10 minutes twice a week. Shower as usual. Once done, apply a generous amount of coconut oil to prevent the skin from drying out. Just 4 weeks and you will definitely notice a firmer skin.
6. Don't wear clothes that are to tight
Although we see all sorts of shapewear in different fabrics, structures and models, studies show that all of these body slimmers actually cause more harm than good, on the long run, that is. Yes, they help us look better in a form fitting dress or some tight jeans, wearing overly fit dresses could have negative results. Tight clothes inhibit blow flow and as I hope you already know, blood flow plays a huge role in promoting healthy skin.
If it happens that you have no alternative but to wear any shapewear, make sure you do not wear it beyond 6 hours a day as there could be some undesirable impacts later.
7. Get into an anti cellulite exercise program
This is going to involve lifting weights, doing some cardio and even some stretching exercises. Without a fitness program you cannot have a healthy and good looking body and that's that, there's no way around it. Fitness is going to help you reach any of your goals from fat loss, toning your body, muscle gain, firming you skin, weight gain (through muscle gain, not fat gain!) and, of course, cellulite removal.
Yes, brisk walking does help you to burn some calories but it's not going to do miracles on the texture of your skin, besides your body is going to quickly get used to it. The key is to design the right program that meets your needs. A 45 minute exercise and 3 days a week, which is a combination of cardio and strength will give desired results. The most important exercises that you'll have to indulge in are the big compound movements that also accelerate your metabolism besides building lean muscle. The anti cellulite exercises that you must perform are squats, lunges, deadlifts, crunches, leg raises, just to name a few.
Don't overdo cardio and choose HIIT workouts to rev that metabolism up even more.
As for the stretching routine, you could do some yoga. Try these anti cellulite yoga poses: downward facing dog, cobra pose, child pose, chair pose or tadasana.