Have you ever seen dimples on your skin and wondered where they came from? That is what you call cellulite, a condition of your body wherein fatty tissue pushes through the spaces in the connective tissues underneath your skin. It isn’t a weight problem, so not only stout people are in danger of this but even slender ones, too. However, as early as now it is best that you know that cellulite is not caused by toxins. A misconception with this condition is that toxins are the main reason for getting cellulite. This is not true because cellulite is caused by mainly two things: one, excess fatty tissue, and two, loose connective tissue in your skin.
Getting surgical treatments for cellulite can be quite expensive. Yes, they give excellent results, but that doesn’t mean home remedies are any less effective. Here are some methods you can try in the comfort of your homes.
- Coffee scrub
Coffee scrub is the most famous scrub to lessen cellulite. When you massage this over the parts that have dimples, the blood flow improves as well as the caffeine in coffee helps in tightening the skin. To make this, add a fourth of a cup of coffee grounds to 3 tablespoons of both sugar and coconut oil. Mix them well to mimic a paste and store in a glass jar. You can apply this 2-3 times a week.
- Dry brushing coupled and coconut oil
Dry brushing is probably the simplest home remedy to reduce cellulite. For one, you only need a dry bristled brush to scrub along cellulite areas. Scrub it in a circular motion so blood circulation improves. Beware of scrubbing too hard as it is not meant to remove dead skin cells (even if it helps in this too). After that, you can apply virgin coconut oil so that it maintains the moisture of your skin. You can also choose to just drink 2 tablespoons of coconut oil because it has enzymes that aid in breaking down fatty tissues.
- Apple cider wrap
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent way to flush out toxins and increase metabolism. You can drink it or use it as a wrap. For drinking, put tablespoons of apple cider in a glass of water. Mix it up and drink away. For making a wrap, mix the vinegar with water in the same amount. Rub this over the part where there is cellulite and wrap it with plastic. Keep this on for an hour.
- Green tea
There is one thing that green tea is famous for and that is boosting your metabolism. Anyone who wants to lose weight always adds green tea in their diet. But it is more than just helping you slim down. Since it increases the rate at which your body breaks down fats, it helps decrease the fats that remain in your body. When these fatty tissues are lessened, there will be fewer chances of having cellulite. However, drinking green tea alone is not enough. If you want to increase your metabolism to remove cellulite, you should also try exercising.