There are a lot of so called ‘miracle’ cures for cellulite out there. After all, it’s a very common problem, mainly amongst women but also amongst men.
However, before you invest your time, money and effort in an anti-cellulite method, you’ll want to make sure that it actually works.
Of course, the first thing that people will tell you is that diet plays a huge part in preventing and treating cellulite. And they’re absolutely right.
Cutting out fatty, sugary and salty foods, particularly processed foods like fast food and instant meals, is essential to reducing the appearance of your cellulite.
Replacing all those foodstuffs with vegetables and fruit of all possible different colors, eating foods that are high in fiber and making sure to cut out chocolate, cake and sweets, for instance, as much as possible, is a great way to ensure that you don’t develop cellulite.
Drinking plenty of water, too, is a common way of preventing and getting rid of cellulite. Water flushes out toxins that you ingest by eating the wrong sorts of food.
If you drink enough water every day, you can get rid of all the things that make it hard for the collagen in your skin to fix itself and that build up in the fat cells beneath the layer of skin around your legs and buttocks.
Get Plenty of Exercise
The second way that most people use to get rid of or prevent cellulite is exercising.
This can be just general exercise such as participating in a club, running or walking around a lot, or it can be particular exercises aimed at burning fat that gathers around the thighs and bum.
Burning fat this way, in addition to a great diet, is the ideal way to get rid of all that unsightly cellulite, because not only does it tackle the underlying causes of cellulite, it also has added health benefits. After all, eating well and moving around a lot are the cornerstones to good health.
What If This Doesn’t Work?
If you have been trying to get rid of your cellulite now and have been eating right and moving around enough and you still are not seeing results, then it might be time to start thinking of alternative ways to treat your cellulite.
There are, for instance, creams on the market that claim to be able to reduce the appearance of your cellulite. But do they really work?
While creams are not necessarily as effective as diet and exercise, studies have shown that, in combination with eating right and moving about at least a couple of times a week, certain cellulite creams have made a measurable difference to the appearance of cellulite.
Therefore, if you are struggling with cellulite and you simply cannot get rid of it, no matter what you try, it might be time to bring in a brand new cellulite cream.
However, there are so many on the market – how do you know which ones really work and which ones are duds? How do you know which one is right for you?
Look for Active Ingredients
When looking for the right cellulite cream, you need to be aware of the active ingredients. Certain ingredients are used in not only creams but all sorts of other medicines and treatments to get rid of unsightly cellulite, and it is these that you need to look out for.
One of the most effective of these ingredients is grapefruit. If you are looking for the perfect cream to get rid of your cottage cheese thighs, therefore, you will need to look for one that contains plenty of this active and effective ingredient.
Why is Grapefruit So Effective?
The science behind using grapefruit to treat your cellulite is not difficult. Basically, grapefruit, like certain other fruits, contains essential oils.
These essential oils are used widely in health and beauty products because of their unique characteristics.
For instance, the oils in grapefruit are well known to have a measurable effect on circulation, which means that applying it to your skin can help blood flow.
Increased blood flow means that more oxygen gets to areas that are usually affected by cellulite, which means that the cells there are better oxygenated, allowing them to work more effectively and efficiently.
This means that they are better able to flush out all toxins, leaving the skin dimple free.
Making Your Own Grapefruit Cellulite Cream
You can easily make your own grapefruit cellulite cream with no prior experience and very little money. All you need is a few essential oils and a base:
- Coconut Oil
- two tablespoons beeswax
- three tablespoons witch hazel
- thirty drops grapefruit oil
- thirty drops cypress oil
You can also use other essential oils, either to improve the scent or even to add potency to your cellulite cream. However, with so much grapefruit oil, this simple and easy recipe is already very powerful.
The process of making your grapefruit cellulite cream is as follows:
Start by mixing together the essential oils and the witch hazel. Stir well. Over a low heat, melt the beeswax and add in the coconut oil.
Once this mixture has become liquefied, add it to the essential oils and mix well.Pour your cream into a retainer and store in a cool, dry place.
What’s the Science Behind This Cream?
As mentioned before, grapefruit is very powerful and, when mixed with the Cyprus essential oil, the effect is magnified because cyprus actually has a very similar effect on the skin as grapefruit.
Witch hazel is a great ingredient that refines and tightens skin. This is important because having an even surface will make the cellulite appear immediately reduced.
The beeswax and coconut oil are both easily absorbed into your skin which make them a great base for the essential oils as well as the witch hazel.
This cream works best if you use it twice a day: after a shower and before you go to bed, or simply once in the morning and once in the evening.