Cellulite is a very real thing that affects almost all women. Models and celebrities aren't immune to those pesky ripples (they just have better personal trainers and makeup artists to cover it up)! Whether we’re thin or curvy, that lumpy, dimpled skin we all hate can appear anywhere from our butts to our thighs, our belly and even our arms.
Cellulite occurs when fat pushes up against the connective tissues that surround fat cells, creating a bulging effect on the cells. The chances are if your mom has it, you definitely will too. But even if it is genetic, doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Read on to kick the cellulite on your butt...in the butt!
This is a huge step in keeping cellulite at bay. Cut down on the carbs, sugar and processed food you consume to reduce fats that get stored as cellulite. Fiber should be a huge part of your diet as well as fresh fruits, veggies and whole grain foods to help your body get rid of toxins. Also, downing plenty of water daily will help strengthen the collagen in your skin and reduce soft, lumpy skin.
2. BOOST CIRCULATION WITH DRY BRUSHING
Use a dry bristle brush to massage the appearance of cottage-cheese like skin away. Dry brush the affected area in a circular motion a few times a week to increase blood circulation, stimulate lymph nodes and break down fluids beneath the skin. The result is a more even-looking layer of skin minus that lumpy effect. Plus, dry brushing is a great form of exfoliation for your skin.
Here’s another reason to exfoliate your skin regularly (as if getting rid of dead skin to make way for softer, smoother skin wasn’t enough!). A body scrub with coffee as a main ingredient is just what you need to massage into your skin and break up fat deposits. Caffeine is great for tightening up your skin and stimulating blood flow. Use it thrice a week to fight cellulite and smoothen those affected areas. You can make your own scrub by mixing ground coffee with hot water, olive oil or honey to make a nourishing scrub.
Cellulite is nothing but fat and the best way to get rid of it is to get off your butt. Physical activities like swimming, walking, jogging, aerobics and yoga can help reduce it if done a few times a week. Try these exercises in my last blog to help get those gams looking great!!!