Today’s we’re going to address something that keeps us away from confidence, short dresses and shorter shorts. Cellulite is a bitch that just won’t quit. I should know. Ever since I’ve gained weight, I have no thigh gap.
Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about reducing cellulite–at home.
What is cellulite?
To put it simply, it’s all those hours we sat down and ate a pizza. To get technical, it’s subcutaneous fat/trapped fat that is usually found on our thighs and buttocks. It’s not very appealing to look at because not only does your skin colour and texture change (roughness or pasty looking skin) and of course, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes, a bit, lumpy.
Before getting it stapled at a dermat’s office, I suggest you try these DIY Tricks To Reduce Cellulite At Home.
Coffee and Sugar: Our favourite go-to drink can improve blood circulation and help in reducing cellulite. You need ½ cup ground coffee, ¼ cup sugar (I prefer brown) and ¼ cup olive oil. Mix these ingredients thoroughly and apply in circular motions. Massage is as important as the ingredients so make sure you spend time on arms, stomach and thighs.
TIP: I’ve tried this personally and it’s messy so make sure you do this in your bathroom ONLY. It also makes you feel very warm so don’t do it on a VERY hot day. Make sure you spend about 15-20 minutes doing this or there wouldn’t be a difference.
DIY Body Wraps: Body wraps are usually very heavy on the pocket in salons. This DIY helps detox and engages in lymphatic drainage of excessive fat in your body. You need: 2 cups boiled water, 2 tablespoons Olive Oil and Epsom Salt each, 1 tablespoon coffee, 3 teaspoons of cinnamon, body lotion, clear plastic and cray bandage. Add olive oil, coffee grounds, epsom salt and cinnamon to a bowl and let it infuse for about 5 minutes. Soak the bandages in the mixture for another 3-5 minutes and then wrap them on your belly/thighs/arms. Use the clear plastic wrap to hold the heat and to keep it taut. Remove the wrap after 30 minutes, rinse with warm water and apply lotion.
TIP: I’ve tried this around my stomach: I didn’t have cray bandage that particular day so I put on the infusion and then wrapped a lot of plastic wrap around it. The idea is to make it very tight so that all that heat reaches the inside of your body. 30 minutes is a lot–if you feel a lot of heat, take it off soon after.
Green Tea: We all love green tea and we have enough reasons to. From antioxidants to anti-stress ingredients, green tea can help in an anti-cellulite process. Take 1 ½ cups of medium fine brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of green tea powder (you can cut up green teabags too) and 1 cup coconut oil. Take a bowl and add green tea powder (you can add tea leaves); mix together all the ingredients and keep stirring coconut oil. Place in air tight container and use it at least once a week.
TIP: This one is a super cool hack: it’s good for your skin, thanks to the goodness of coconut oil and green tea. It’s very therapeutic.
What else can I do to reduce cellulite?
1. Be more active. Simple things like taking the stairs or walking more can reduce cellulite.
2. Add a lot more fibre and energy to your diet.
4. Cayenne Pepper with honey and ginger is a favourite amongst some beauty experts. It basically clears up your system that helps in detoxing.
5. Wear comfortable underwear: the tighter the fit, the lesser blood circulation.
6. Massage yourself with your favourite oil especially around thighs, stomach and hips to avoid losing elasticity.
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