Cellulite can be stubborn. And, it can be unpredictable. Just when you think you’ve worked out enough or eaten the right foods to keep the dimples away, you take a peek at your bottom or thighs and find that they’re just not disappearing.
Despite how challenging it is to keep cellulite away for good, there things you can to do minimize its appearance. And, no, you don’t need to turn to products with animal ingredients in them or that were tested on animals. You can combine diet, good lifestyle choices, and some natural helper products to say goodbye to major signs of cellulite for good.
For those of you who want to completely banish cellulite, we want to honestly tell you that it may not be possible. Sometimes, the metabolism, skin, and genetics we’ve been given don’t make for an absolutely flawless look. But, you know what? That’s okay because we want you to embrace who you are on the inside, and then do your best to keep your body as healthy as possible.
So that you can get your skin and body in the best shape, which means you’ll naturally get rid of most signs of cellulite, following this advice:
Drink Lots of Water
If you increase your daily intake of water, your body will begin to shed fat and stored water. This will break down the fatty complex that appears outwardly as cellulite. Also, water is great for improving collagen in the skin. It makes skin stronger and less prone to curving around fatty lumps.
Eat a Plant-Based Diet
People who eat a plant-based diet typically take in less fat. To get rid of cellulite, you need to lose body fat and there isn’t any fat in most fruits and veggies. The more fat you have in affected areas, the more dimpled your cellulite will look. Lose fat and you take pressure off of the surrounding tissues, which means you don’t see as exaggerated pitting.
Get Enough Sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep, your cortisol and glucose levels increase and that’s bad news if you’re trying to combat cellulite. Hormone imbalances lead to water and fat gain, which makes cellulite worse. Also, lack of sleep leads to higher levels of the hormone ghrelin, the hormone that controls appetite. If you don’t sleep, you may feel hungrier and end up overeating, which will cause you to pack on fat.
Stress causes hormones to go haywire, and drastic hormonal changes weaken the fibrous tissues surrounding fat cells. This negatively affects the skin’s support structures and makes cellulite look prominent.
Dry Brush Your Skin
Some women swear by dry brushing the skin to decrease cellulite. Use a dry body brush with natural bristles. Dry brushing areas affected by cellulite stimulates the lymph system, helping it to carry toxins out of the body and improve the health of skin and other tissues.
Use a Coffee Scrub
The caffeine in coffee tightens up the skin and provides it with needed antioxidants, which gives it a more desirable appearance. You can make a coffee scrub with ground coffee and coconut oil. The coconut oil will moisturize the skin as you scrub.
Wondering what else you can do to get rid of cellulite? If you’ve done everything on our list and you still see little dimples, take comfort in the fact that most other women (even if they don’t show it or don’t talk about it) have some kind of cellulite on their body. And, for the ladies who are concerned what their partners will think about cellulite? Trust us when we say the ones that truly love you won’t care a bit.