by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com
Age is no deterrent, as cellulite can start to show even for the fairly young. It also doesn’t matter too much whether we are skinny or large as cellulite does not discriminate. So how can we rid ourselves of the curse of cellulite – and do it quickly?
Following these 5 simple tips is a good start to being free of cellulite:
1. Essential Oils
There are a few essential oils which have been shown to have properties that can help against cellulite. Some of the oils in this group include lemon, lavender, geranium, cypress, grapefruit, rosemary, and juniper.
You can use each of the oils by themselves or combine them into a potent massage treatment oil. Massage is relaxing and it is also a great treatment for smoothing out your skin tone to reduce the visibility of cellulite.
2. Dry Skin Brushing
For this method, a natural bristle dry skin brush will be needed. They aren’t expensive and are readily available.
Brush your skin with small circular motions over your butt and thighs, being sure to include any other areas where you have visible cellulite. The brushing motion breaks down the fatty deposits responsible for the orange peel appearance.
Once you’ve finished brushing, you might also like to apply a sunless tanning lotion. The darker tones will make the cellulite dimples standout less.
3. Regular Exercise
Start up a regular exercise regime. Cellulite is identical to the fat stores everywhere else on your body, so reducing your surplus fat is only going to do good things for reducing the cellulite appearance.
You are also increasing muscle tone so the shape of your skin will be formed by the muscle rather than the lumpy fatty deposits.
A 30-minute session of fast walking 4 or 5 times a week is all that is needed.
4. Eat a Good Diet
Get rid of alcohol, sodas, sweets, pastries, and – hard as it may be – you need to forgo the gravy as well.
Cellulite is fat, and seeing as fat is mostly directly linked to our diet, you are only perpetrating the bumpy skin look.
Increase your intake of fibers with more fresh vegetables, fruit (especially the sour variety), and fish. You know what you’ve been doing wrong so there’s no need to go into it here. Don’t skip your breakfast – make sure it’s a healthy one, and don’t be tempted into scoffing down late night dinners.
5. Stay Hydrated
Cellulite is formed from hardened lumps of fat just below the surface of the skin. As our skin ages and becomes thinner the cellulite becomes more visible.
Keeping yourself well hydrated will ensure that toxins are flushed out of your body – which helps to stop the connective tissues from hardening and forming cellulite.
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