Cellulite is a great cosmetic issue as it can cause dimpling and uneven texture on the skin, thereby causing the skin to look ugly and way too old. Cellulite is caused when fat and fluid gets deposited in pockets under the skin. Many people resort to invasive methods and creams for treating cellulite.
But the truth is that you do not have to resort to such methods for treating cellulite. Several methods are available at home itself for treating cellulite. These remedies are safe and do not require you to waste any money as well on external methods.
A simple body brush every day before bath helps in treating as well as preventing the appearance of cellulite. Brushing with a body brush helps in dispersing the trapped fluid and fat from these areas in the body and prevent sampling and puckering of the due to cellulite formation.
Brushing also helps in the stimulation of the lymphatic system. However, never expect immediate results as brushing has to be done diligently everyday for a few months before you notice changes. Brushing should also be done towards the heart so that the water and fat will flow towards the heart.
Using a soft bristled brush for pressing on the cellulite gently every day will help in softening the skin and removing the dimpling and wrinkling as well. Take a soft bristled brush for this purpose. After moisturizing your skin, press on the cellulite for a few minutes every day. This can be done before bath every day. With time, the skin will become smooth and soft and will be well polished as well.
Research suggests that coffee grounds can be used for rubbing on the skin for removing water and excess fat from underneath the skin.
Take freshly ground coffee with caffeine and rub on the cellulite for a few minutes before bath. It is the caffeine, which is also a diuretic that acts on the skin and removes the fat and water from under the deeper layers.
Massaging the body thoroughly can also help in eliminating pockets of fats and water that gets trapped under the skin. Many oils like mineral oil, olive oil, coconut oil and other essential oils are great for a body massage. Warm the oil slightly before massaging into these areas.
Knead the fat pockets with your fingers, taking care to massage in an upward motion. Frequent massage will help in flattening these dimpled areas and smoothening out the orange peel effect on the skin.
Apple cider vinegar too is known to release cellulite from under the skin and prevent skin dimpling and ugliness. For a perfect massage with apple cider vinegar, take three parts apple cider vinegar and one part olive, coconut or mineral oil.
Massage on to the cellulite affected areas of the skin. Massage for about 15 minutes twice a day for best results. The combined effect of the massage action and apple cider vinegar will soon clear the skin of cellulite pockets and make it young and glowing.
The importance of exercise in attaining the best results even after the use of these home remedies cannot be underestimated. When you exercise, the excess fat in your body gets burnt naturally and this will lead to a well toned body and prevent cellulite from troubling.
Exercising along with the use of home remedies will make the effect more worthy as the cellulite will be entirely removed from your skin and your skin will look wonderfully toned and smooth.
Clay baths are used for drawing out the toxins and cellulite from the body and to provide a smooth and wrinkle free skin with a well toned and cellulite free base. Bentonite clay, which is formed by the precipitate from the volcanic ashes, contains minerals such as potassium and calcium that can help in the removal of skin blemishes, eczema, cellulite etc.
Take two cups of the clay and add to a tub full of warm water. Soak your body for about half an hour for best results. This can be done once a week until the cellulite is removed and can be continued for maintaining the health and beauty of the skin.
A simple but very effective treatment for cellulite which has been in practice for several years is the use of lemon and honey for treating cellulite. Lemon is a great natural exfoliant and honey helps in treating dry skin and also in moisturizing and maintaining the beauty of the skin.
Lemon also has natural acids, which help in the removal of fat deposits on the skin. Take a quarter cup of honey and warm it slightly. Add two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to this and mix well. This can be massaged on to the skin surface that is affected by cellulite. After 10 minutes of massage, you can cover the skin with a plastic wrap and rest under a thick blanket for 15 minutes. Wash off after that. This can be repeated thrice a week.
Fresh ivy leaves can be used for increasing the blood circulation and also for removing the excess fat from the layers of the skin, leading to cellulite. Take a dark bottle and add half a litre of olive oil to it.
Add twenty fresh and green ivy leaves to this olive. Add around ten to fifteen drops of rosemary essential oil and a tablespoon of lemon as well. Leave this bottle in a dark and hot area for about 40 days. After straining this oil, it can be applied on the cellulite laden skin and left overnight everyday for its action to take place.
Epsom salt helps in sweating and flushing out the toxins in your body and hence a great way to treat cellulite and also in detoxifying your body as well.
For an aromatherapy bath, take a cup of Epsom salt and add ten drops of cypress essential oil diluted in olive oil to this. This can be used for soaking your body before taking bath.