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7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite

Cellulite is a problem over 85% of women experience and its “cottage cheese” like appearance is embarrassing. Cellulite is a fat stored under the skin’s surface, which unlike other body fat, is extremely difficult to lose, no matter your body weight. And while it’s partly genetic much of it is influenced by lifestyle choices and toxins. There are a lot of expensive creams on the market, which claim to get rid of the problem, but cheaper solutions do exist. Few people know that this clingy fat can be eradicated by simple diet tweaks. Here are 7 products that can help you bid your cellulite farewell, the natural way.


1. Remove toxins

Your body gets inundated with toxins from external forces like pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and via digested sources such as refined sugars, and packaged foods. These toxins are stored in fat cells to protect your vital organs from being exposed to them. As cellulite is a type of fat, it is inevitable that levels of toxicity grow there as part of this process. The best ways to remove build-up is to flush it out by hydrating your body regularly and plentifully. Sweating can help too, so frequent visits to a steam room or dry sauna are both recommended. 

2. Tomatoes and tomato paste

Tomatoes can help rid your body of cellulite because they have a high concentration of lycopene, a nutrient which gives the tomato and other red fruit their distinct red or orange pigment. The presence of lycopene in your system can stop collagen in the skin from breaking down.

3. Coconut oil and dry brushing

You can also try dry skin brushing while moisturizing with extra virgin coconut oil to combat your cellulite. Dry brushing stimulates both the lymphatic and immune systems, and increases circulation. It also tightens the epidermis, which helps break up the toxic material contained within cellulite. Use a natural bristle brush and begin brushing the higher lymph node areas such as the armpits or groin. You can also brush your legs, arms, abdomen and back, always with the intention of moving towards the heart.

4. Consume more water

Being adequately hydrated is vital for your overall health. One of the organs that greatly benefits is your skin as the water can smooth your skin’s surface. Drinking water is one way to reduce cellulite, however few people realise that extra amounts of water can be consumed by eating fruits and vegetable with high water contents. Try cucumbers, watermelon, melons and leafy greens. These foods are also low in calories, which can help if you are trying to control your weight.

5. Green tea

When you drink green tea, your metabolism speeds up, which stops the production of fat-absorbing enzymes. This helps you burn fat quicker. The tea also increases energy expenditure, which helps you burn calories. Be aware, however, that there are catechins in green tea, which can reduce insulin resistance.

6. Apple cider vinegar

This remedy doesn’t remove the cellulite permanently, but it reduces its unpleasant appearance. You need to mix apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water and a dab of honey. Rub this mixture on the affected areas and then rinse with warm water. Another way to apply apple cider vinegar is by making a body wrap. You can mix apple cider vinegar with equal parts water and rub the skin with it. Wrap the area with plastic wrap and cover it with a warm towel. After an hour, you can remove the towel and plastic and rinse your skin.


7. Ginkgo biloba

This herbal tea has many health benefits and the Ginkgo biloba plant has been used for medical purposes for centuries. It encourages better circulation amongst its many benefits. When you have good circulation, your skin has a more uniform texture. The improved circulation will also ensure that fat stored in cellulite can be more effectively transferred to the muscle tissue, where it can be burned for energy.

H/T: naturalsociety
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