Home remedies for cellulite… Really? Let’s be clear and say that most lotions, gels, creams, beauty treatments, and other home remedies cannot get rid of cellulite, but some of them can definitely reduce the appearance of it.
So what is cellulite?
According to authors, Braun-Falco and Scherwitz’s article, ‘So-Called Cellulite,’ the origin of the word “cellulite” was actually derived several decades ago by a European spa in order to describe the dimpled and shadowy appearance of the skin in the popular trouble areas on women, most often, in the buns, thighs, legs and buttocks.
Although, people tend to believe cellulite is a skin issue, it is really an issue beneath the surface of the skin in the underlying structural tissue and can arise from atrophied muscle fibers.
The first popular remedy to fight cellulite is green…and popular to Japan, seaweed! Not only is seaweed inexpensive, but creating an at home scrub or mask is easy too. Seaweed is a natural stimulant that helps flush out toxins, and is also a natural exfoliate.
Through combining a powdered seaweed base, with lime-juice, honey, and clay, you can have a spa-grade moisturizing treatment at home. Find out more specifics on this cellulite-reducing seaweed mask here. Another quicker option is an olive oil and seaweed scrub to rub on your skin just before getting in the shower. These ingredients help to stimulate circulation and flush out toxins, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Drink Water To Plump & Hydrate Skin
Hydrated skin equals plump skin and plump skin equals diminished appearance of dimples. It is recommended to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Another resource for staying hydrated is eating food with high water content, such as fruits, vegetables and leafy greens. Furthermore, these foods can help you feel full longer while consuming fewer calories, which can also help prevent fat storage.
White & Green Teas
Insulin and cortisol levels rise with stress, which in turn can negatively affect blood sugar levels. The good news is, white teas and green teas have an active molecular family called catechins, which help decrease fat cell insulin resistance. If you feel yourself getting stressed, take a 5-minute break and enjoy of cup of tea.
Flaxseed At The Beginning of Your Day
Flaxseed promotes estrogen levels and collagen growth. Whether you use the actual seeds or flaxseed oil, by adding this ingredient to a shake, yogurt, or cereal, at the beginning of your day, your collagen levels will be boosted to support connective skin tissue. This will help diminish the appearance of those dimples!
Although these are not cures for cellulite, I hope they have given you some ideas of inexpensive home remedies for cellulite. Now you can take preventative measures to lessen the appearance of cellulite, all in the comfort of your own home.