Friday, 23 May 2014

Cellulite? Get rid of it naturally!

A few weeks back I made the mistake of prancing around my room after shower, rocking out to Wizkid and shaking my booty when I stopped to examine myself in the mirror…as we ladies tend to do.
While that all sounds normal (at least, I hope it does) it was the microscopic skin examination I got into that really freaked me out.
Of course I saw the regular blotches, bruises, and cellulite dimples but this time, it looked like my cellulite had gotten worse. Not only did I cringe but I got dressed immediately.
Straight after that I started working on how to get rid of the cellulite fast and naturally so that I could banish that dimply disaster once and for all.

Want to learn how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally? Good. Keep on reading.

What is cellulite and why do we get it?              

Simply put, cellulite is a build up of fat within the deeper layers of our skin (or our dermis) that is held in place by various connective tissue fibers.
Cellulite becomes more noticeable when these fibers push down on the fatty tissue, restricting blood flow, causing fluid backup, and enlarging the fat cells that give us that dimply, cottage cheese look we all loathe.
What’s more is that our bodies love to store these fatty tissues in our legs and our butts…basically the last place we want it to be stored.
Add to that the toxins in your body that intensify the look, and the fact that women are really the only ones who have to deal with this issue, and you have yourself a damn good reason to get rid of it, like yesterday!

Sure, diet and exercise are crucial elements that you need to incorporate into your anti-cellulite efforts, but you can also add a quick DIY scrub that helps to break up the concentration of fatty tissue deposits and give your skin a more smooth appearance.

How to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally

One thing that really seals the deal for me with DIYs is their level of ease….and how much it costs to make them…okay so two things.
Not only is this treatment easy to make but you can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store, if you don’t already have them lying around the kitchen.

All you need is:
  • 1/2 cup of ground Coffee or Cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon of white or brown Sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Glycerin  or Coconut oil or Jojoba oil
  • 2 teaspoons of Vitamin E Oil 
Because the amount of toxins in your body plays a part in how severe your cellulite looks, you need the caffeine or cocoa, an antioxidant to get rid of the free radicals, stimulate blood flow, and improve circulation.
Ultimately this helps to smooth out the build up of fatty tissue while also firming and tightening the skin.
Sugar, on the other hand, acts as an additional exfoliant that will open and clear out your pores, allowing them to absorb the ingredients more easily.

Finally, the Olive Oil and Vitamin E Oil helps to restore moisture to your skin and keep it hydrated as the caffeine content may cause slight dehydration.
These oils are also packed full of healthy fats that help to protect your skin cells, and give your skin an additional antioxidant punch.
Once you have your ingredients rounded up, the process is simple:
  • have a hot shower to help open up your pores
  • combine all your ingredients in a medium-size bowl
  • stir your mixture until evenly combined
  • using your hands, apply your scrub only to the areas you have cellulite
  • scrub your skin as hard as you can for 5 minutes and do not rinse off
  • using plastic wrap (or saran wrap), wrap the areas you have applied your scrub
  • leave those parts wrapped up for 10 minutes
  • after your 10 minutes are up, remove the plastic wrap and rinse off but do not use soap
  • apply your favourite moisturizer

After the redness on your skin calms down you should notice those areas looking smoother and eventually your dimples should start to fade away but remember, a healthy diet and regular exercise has to become a part of your lifestyle if you really want that cellulite to stay away!Got your own tip on how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally? Leave it in the comment section below below!