Cellulite is very common amongst both men and women. It can make you lose all confidence in showing off your thighs, and with summer now here, it can make preparing to go to the beach a real nightmare rather than the exciting and relaxing experience it should be.
Being self conscious about your thighs and buttocks can be a real drag in your everyday life, too, and you may end up spending a lot of time and money using so called ‘cures’ that actually do nothing. So what’s the answer?
Prevention is better than cure
If you are not already suffering from cellulite, it is a good idea to try and prevent it. It is much easier to prevent than it is to cure, after all.
By following the following suggestions, you could avoid getting cellulite altogether:
Exercising your body can prevent a great many things and is generally great for your health.
If you want to remain strong and healthy, you should try to raise your heart rate at least three to four times a week for around ninety minutes.
However, as well as general cardio vascular workouts, you should try to do specific exercises that target the areas that cellulite – the thighs and buttocks in particular – so that you can best prevent cellulite from appearing in the first place.
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables; avoid sugar and fat
Eating well is an easy way to get and remain healthy. Your diet has also been linked to cellulite, so making sure to always eat the right things and to avoid food stuffs that are filled with excess sugar, salt and fat is a great way to prevent cellulite from occurring.
Try to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day (although avoid eating too much fruit, since they often contain high levels of sugar), cut down on alcohol, chocolate and sweets and always eat measured portions to ensure that you are taking in as many calories as you are expending (or fewer, if you are hoping to lose weight).
Sometimes, however, cellulite has already occurred, or occurs despite your careful prevention techniques. In this instance, there are a number of ways to tackle the problem.
Cures for cellulite
Although it is not known exactly what causes cellulite, there are a number of things that are known to contribute to its development, ranging from genetic disposition to diet to exercise and to the sorts of clothes that you wear.
Because there are so many causes of cellulite, tackling it can be difficult: where do you even start?
Firstly, of course, you should try to change your diet and your exercise regime.
However, if you are already eating and working out well and you still do not see any results, there are a few other options for you to look into.
There are a number of different body scrubs on the market that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, or even get rid of it completely.
By rubbing these sorts of health and beauty products onto the problematic areas you rub away any dead skin and stimulate the living skin underneath, making it stronger and healthier and more likely to grow normally.
Using these sorts of scrubs can help in a majority of cases, although sometimes the results are not the quickest.
In a similar way described above with the body scrubs, dry brushing can help you to get rid of the layer of dead skin cells on your thighs and buttocks to allow your skin more access to oxygen.
It opens up the pores in your skin which can help to encourage your skin to regenerate more effectively and healthily. If you can, you should aim to dry brush your skin at least once a day.
Keeping your skin hydrated is essential if you want it to remain beautiful and healthy. Using a good moisturizer at least once a day (preferably after a bath or shower to lock in extra moisture) is essential if you are going to tackle your cellulite problem.
Also consider an apple cider vinegar wrap for your cellulite problems.
If you want something a little bit different – if, for instance, the methods listed above are not working for you or if you are not seeing results quickly enough – then you might want to look into some of the better kept secrets of the beauty industry.
You do not actually have to pay for expensive ‘cures’ and branded treatments to help you with your cellulite problem.
In fact, there are far more effective ways of getting rid of your cellulite that are available from the comfort of your own home. One such treatment is apple cider vinegar.
Many homes will come stocked with this powerful ingredient more typically used in food recipes.
It has long been used in a number of different diet programs since it is known to help with fat metabolism and can aid the loss of weight quickly and in a healthy way.
Besides this, it has also recently been found to help reduce the appearance of cellulite in only a short amount of time.
If you introduce apple cider to your beauty regime, you will soon see the results. You can apply apple cider vinegar in two ways:
1- Add apple cider vinegar to your bath. Just a teaspoon of this wonder product added to your bath can reduce your cellulite in no time at all.
2- If you do not bathe every day, consider an apple cider vinegar wrap. Simply add apple cider vinegar to plastic wrap, apply it to your buttocks and thighs (even if they are not affected – it can act as prevention as well as cure) and leave it for as long as you want. Repeat this as often as you can – preferably once a day.