Cellulite is normally harder to get rid of than healthier fat primarily because of its cell structure. So don’t give up hope just yet if the results are not instantaneous. With proper diet and exercise you shall be on the right path to achieve a fitter body, and over time the cellulite will become far less noticeable and disappear.
Eating healthy: Quick fixes or starvation diets cause more harm than help. The best way to begin is to go on a detox diet. A detox diet helps flush out toxins, boosts metabolism, and in turn helps you lose weight. A detox diet includes drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day, followed by lots of fruits, leafy vegetables, eating complex carbohydrates and increasing your fiber intake. This diet also includes reducing the amount of animal protein such as meat and dairy products, and cutting out sugar, refined carbs., nicotine, alcohol, processed and junk foods and caffeine completely. You’ll need to say goodbye to your “diet” soda as that too is loaded with unnecessary sugar!
Exercise: Cardio. exercises such as light aerobics, running, swimming, and biking help increase metabolism and lose weight. Strength training aimed at toning the thighs, butt, stomach and arms also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. Stair machines, squats, lunges, leg lifts are some of the exercises that specifically target the cellulite ridden areas and help you control cellulite.
Skin brushing: Skin brushing is a great and inexpensive way to stimulate blood flow and remove dead cells. It promotes new cell growth and helps control cellulite as it motivates nutrients and oxygen flow to the outer epidermal layer of the skin. All this can be done in the privacy of your home with the help of a good body brush with natural bristles and just five minutes of your time. Start at your feet and move upwards in light and long but brisk movements. Focus on the cellulite heavy areas such as your thighs and buttocks. The stomach needs to be brushed in clockwise circular movements while the arms should be brushed with upward movements. Be gentle while skin brushing as exerting too much pressure can lead to skin irritation and redness.
Cellulite massages: Many spas provide treatments for cellulite. Some of the most popular ones are the Algae Cellulite Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Clay Body sculpting etc. These massages reduce the appearance of dimpled cellulite and make the skin look healthier.
Bath rituals: You will have to re-look your bath time rituals. Begin with a light massage with some essential oil like olive oil that promotes blood circulation. Bathe in warm and not hot water and end with a cold rinse to help tighten your skin. Alternately, a revitalizing seaweed bath taken twice a week also helps increase blood circulation and re-mineralize the skin.
Happy Skin= Happy You!