Banish Cellulite The Green Way
Banish Cellulite the Green Way: 4 Natural Remedies that Work
It’s time to let our natural bodies shine in the summer sun. But what do we do when our beautifully smooth, tanned skin from last summer has turned pale and cellulite-ridden after a winter’s worth of treats and lack of sun? There are many products out there claiming to beat cellulite for good, from expensive serums to high-end exercise machines. But, the real secret to getting rid of cellulite lies in natural processes, and it’s easy to get rid of cellulite by changing your diet and habits. Cellulite is caused by collections of fat under the skin, and they cause the skin to pucker. The following natural remedies are best when combined together in one, all-out cellulite busting punch. Get everything you need to start trying all four today and you’ll see results by swimsuit time.
1. Dry Brush
Dry brushing is one of the tops ways to naturally get rid of cellulite, aside from working out. Dry brushing is a simple technique that has been around for centuries and is starting to regain popularity. Using a soft bristled bath brush (something that is firm enough to exfoliate the skin, but not to hard that it will hurt as you brush the skin firmly), brush all over your body in upward, circular motions before showering. Dry brushing improves lymph flow and breaks up the congested fluids in the cellulite are, allowing them to break apart and move through the body. See an example of a dry brushing technique for cellulite here.
2. Moisturize with Natural Oils
Because your skin soaks in everything that touches it, there is no reason to put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t want circulating throughout your entire body. Not only do the toxins in traditional beauty products contribute to cellulite buildup, they do nothing to hydrate the skin, which only makes cellulite all the more obvious. Instead of your usual lotion, use coconut oil or jojoba oil to moisturize your skin.
3. Build Muscle
This is probably the most important part of fighting cellulite. Cellulite forms in pockets of fat that can be difficult to break down. But one of the best ways to burn fat is to gain muscle, because muscle naturally burns the fat off your body. If you are not lifting weights or doing some other form of strength training and have unwanted cellulite, then this is the first change you need to make. Try starting small by purchasing some free weights. Any sort of muscle gain is better than none. Once you get in the groove, head to the gym and work out your quads, hamstrings, gluts, calves and back, as well.
4. Flush Toxins with Water
The fourth part of the cellulite-busting regimen has to include water. You are working so hard to get the toxins and fats broken up and flowing through and out of your system and you need the appropriate amount of fluids to make that happen. Water is the cure-all for any sort of issues with toxins, so drink as much water as possible throughout the day, combined with the first three steps, and watch the cellulite melt away.
This is a guest post by Nadia Jones who blogs at accredited online colleges about education, college, student, teacher, money saving, movie related topics. You can reach her at nadia.jones5 @ gmail.com.