Almost one-in-four people, 90% of which are females, experience the appearance of cellulite on their bodies, usually on the hips and thighs. Cellulite is basically a collection of fats that gets deposited under the subcutaneous layer of the skin. This layer of the skin has numerous connective tissues in which the fats and fluids get settled. The skin appears bumpy because these fats push against the connective tissues which in turn cause the skin above it to get hardened, giving it a dimpled and cracked appearance.
Cellulite is genetic; it occurs normally due to hormonal changes in the body or due to excessive harmful toxins. Although cellulite isn’t harmful, most people want to get rid of it because of its disgusting “cottage-cheese” or “orange peel” like appearance. This kind of appearance is common in areas such as thighs, hips, buttocks, underarms, and around the stomach. Cellulite can become worse within a short span of time if left unaddressed.
Thankfully, treating cellulite isn’t that difficult nowadays – you just have to change your eating habits, dressing and focus more on exercise. Besides that, there are other steps you can take to get rid of the cellulite problem naturally by changing your overall lifestyle. Let’s take a look at some of these natural ways to get rid of cellulite forever:
20. Drink Water
Drinking plenty of water is the first and foremost tip to get rid of cellulite. Make a routine of drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day; drink one glass especially in the morning before breakfast. Drinking water keeps your body hydrated for a long time and helps remove the toxins from your body. This in turn gives your skin a healthy glow. Make sure to start your cellulite removal program with this water therapy.
19. Improve Your Diet
Another great way to get rid of cellulite is to improve your eating habits. Consume more fruits and green vegetables. Avoid eating too much junk food as it will only make your cellulite worse. Instead, try to eat foods that are organic, without any artificial flavors and colors. Such foods do not contain a great amount of pesticides. Eating healthy foods will make your cellulite disappear in no time.
18. Dry Skin Brushing
It may sound a little odd but brushing your skin definitely helps reduce cellulite to a significant level. We know that the main cause of cellulite is the high level of toxins in your body. Most of these toxins lie just beneath the skin. So, the best solution is to scrub the affected areas of the skin with a dry brush. Here is how to get rid of cellulite using this different but effective technique.
You just have to buy a dry skin brush from a bath and body store. Make sure that the brush has thin bristles made with natural fibers – preferably plant or vegetable derived. Before brushing, make sure that both the brush and your skin are dry, so the best time is before taking a shower. You can do this once daily or even twice a day only for about 5 minutes. Always gently brush towards the heart – start from the feet, moving up the legs on both the sides including your thighs, and then do the same starting from your arms up towards your shoulders and chest. While brushing, you should focus more on the areas that have the most cellulite. Finally, take a shower to wash the impurities and dead skin cells.
Brushing towards the heart enhances blood circulation, cell renewal and also promotes tighter skin. This technique also removes the extra toxins in the upper layer of the skin which eliminates the appearance of cellulite. If you follow this tip for a few months, you’ll notice improvement in your skin texture with a glowing and smooth complexion.