The word cellulite is a fancy word to say that there is fat under the skin. Cellulite pushes against the connective tissues under your skin and makes it appear bumpy, hence the term ‘cottage cheese thighs’.
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror after a shower and seen this, you’re seeing cellulite.
Cellulite can occur anywhere on the body but the most common areas for it to occur are on the thighs, buttocks, upper arms, mid-section and the hips. More women than men will have cellulite and there are many contributing factors.
Some of these factors you can do nothing about such as genetics, a few of the factors however, you can easily address.
These are such things as poor dietary management, fad diets, a slower metabolism, lack of exercise, hydration, body fat and hormone changes. Let’s examine some ways that we can help to reduce cellulite.
Citrus is well known for its ability to help melt fat. By starting the day with a lemon water you’re jump starting the process of fat burning for your day. The more fat you burn the less fat there is to turn into cellulite.
An added bonus is that the Vitamin C in the lemon water will help to combat the fat as well. Simply pour yourself a glass of refreshing water and squeeze in the juice of one lemon.
Get up and get moving. Every action you do helps to reduce fat and eliminate cellulite. The more you sweat the more toxins your body burns up and excretes.
Cap your exercise routine off with a trip to the sauna where you can finish sweating out that fat.
A quick shower to rinse all of those toxins down the drain and you’re well on your way to a fat and cellulite free life.
Dry Brush Before Shower
Break some of that fat loose by taking a loofah sponge and dry brushing you trouble areas before you shower. Give them a good brush over and help to loosen it underneath of your skin.
It not only breaks the fat free, it also improves your circulation and will go far in helping those toxins to wash away down the drain.
Then take your shower just as you regularly would. The steam of the shower combined with the scrubbing will help to rid your body of toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
In addition to hydrating your skin from the inside, hydrate your skin from the outside. The more hydrated your skin is the less noticeable that cellulite will be.
There are many creams on the market today that help to reduce cellulite or you can simply use your favorite cream. Either way, give your skin a generous massage with plenty of cream.
Consider A Self-Tanning Lotion
One of the best kept secrets for top models today is how they banish cellulite, guess what, they don’t. Yes, you read that right. Models have cellulite as well. They aren’t perfect.
In fact, their imperfections are part of what make them so special. So where does the self-tanning lotion fit in? It’s simple; apply some cream or lotion type self-tanning lotion to your trouble areas only.
Don’t apply this anywhere else on your body, only on the trouble areas. Allow this to dry completely and then grab a can of that spray tan and spray that on over your body.
By having the cream tanner underneath you’re making it less noticeable. It works, every time.
Cellulite Buster Breakfast
When it comes to cellulite busting breakfasts, flaxseeds are your new best friend. The oils in flaxseeds help to break down the cellulite in your body. Here are a few ideas to get your started.
Sprinkle some flaxseed’s over your favorite breakfast cereal. Eat some flaxseed bread for your morning toast.
Add flaxseed to your favorite Greek yogurt. Eat more bananas and eggs with your breakfasts.Both of these are shown to help reduce cellulite.
You can also eat more pears, more blueberries and more oatmeal, all foods that have been shown to help reduce the formation of cellulite.
The healthier you eat the better your chances of winning the battle against cellulite.
Take Your Vitamins
Vitamin C is well known for its ability to help melt fats. Take an all-natural Vitamin C supplement on a daily basis to help your body melt that cellulite off.
Additionally, Vitamins E and a complex B vitamin are also very helpful (although you should be mindful to avoid any that are derived directly from yeast).
Vitamin A is healthy for your skin as is Zinc and Selenium. You can find some of these in your foods that you choose to eat as long as you’re eating a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables.
Your body is made up of 60 percent water. When you stay hydrated your cellulite will blend in better with the rest of your skin. When you’re dehydrated the cellulite will protrude more and show that cellulite.
Strive to drink at least six to eight glasses of water per day. You’ll feel healthier, more energetic and have less cellulite showing.
If you’re just not into water try adding in some fruit slices like oranges, strawberries, lemon or lime etc.
This will help you to drink more and it will also add in some vitamins that can help to eliminate cellulite and fat.
Believe it or not, stress can add to your cellulite. Your body will have better circulation and less noticeable cellulite if you learn to relax.
Relaxation will help improve the circulation in your system and you’ll not only be healthier, the cellulite will be less noticeable on your thighs and anywhere else on your body.
Clearly the battle with cellulite is ongoing. You’re going to have to be willing to battle it every step of the way in order to be successful.
You can set yourself a goal to work on one thing at a time and greatly improve your cellulite issue simply by trying one or more of these morning rituals to rid yourself of cellulite.