Cellulite on the thighs, hips, hands or any other place of the body can actually look ugly and can stop you from wearing certain styles. Around 85% of women over the age of 20 are affected with different extent of this condition and in fact there is no direct treatment to control cellulite. However, there are surely measures to control and reduce cellulite through natural ways. First let us take a brief look into what is cellulite.
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Cellulite is the extra fat stored under the skin. There is a network of connective tissues, called septae, under the skin and these connective tissues hold the fat tissues together. In case the septae are not strong enough to hold the fat tissues properly in place, the fat bulges out and forms an uneven skin surface, which is known as cellulite. The weakness of septae is often genetical or hormonal and women are more likely to get them compared to men. The most effective way to get rid of cellulite is to get rid of the extra fat completely.
Cosmetic procedures can be performed for treating cellulite, but that is quite expensive and the result might not be always as desired. So, if you are not that willing to go under the knife to remove those bad cellulites from your body here are some easy and inexpensive ways for treating cellulite,
Exercising can be very effective to reduce cellulite. It helps in trimming and toning of the muscles which can burn out the extra fats from under the skin thus giving you complete rid from cellulite without any side effects. However, burning out those stubborn cellulites through exercises is not very easy and you actually need to put in hard effort to get any results. Free hand exercises as well as weight training targeted at the particular muscles where the cellulite has been formed can be effective for cellulite reduction.
Free hand exercise like single leg-hip raise, lunges, step ups, bridge can be effective for removing cellulite of the legs and hips area. Doing these exercises with weight can increase the efficiency of the exercises helping you to burn out the extra fat more quickly and effectively. For cellulite in the upper arm region, which is most common, you need to continue with rigorous exercises that target the upper arm muscles.
It is believed that massage therapy can be actually effective to reduce bad cellulite. Massaging increases the blood circulation under the skin and thus it helps in burning fat and toning muscles. Proper and regular massaging coupled with other weight control measures can reduce the cellulite. However, in order to get any visible results it is important that the massaging is performed for at least 30-40 minutes, twice a day and for an extended period of time, like at least a year. For massaging, oils like mustard oil and olive oil are most preferred as they are believed to moisturize and nourish the skin too, helping it to get back to its natural condition.
Coffee scrub has been mentioned in several beauty journals as the best remedy for cellulite. This scrub increases the blood circulation at the place and helps in burning out the extra fat that has formed the cellulite. Mix 2 tablespoons of grounded coffee with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Use this mixture to scrub the skin of the area where cellulite has been formed. Continue scrubbing with firm pressure for 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Follow this treatment regularly to get any visible results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
According to some, ACV helps in reducing cellulite. Apple Cider Vinegar is filled with natural salts and can be effective for the purpose. Mix one part of ACV with 1 part of water and apply this mixture onto the skin of the affected area. Massage the mixture lightly on the place for 2 minutes and then leave on for another 30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Tangerine oil is the other natural oil that is believed to reduce cellulite due to its ability to increase blood circulation on the skin.
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