Summer is right around the corner and with that comes shorts, skirts and bathing suits. For some women, myself included, the appearance of cellulite is a concern.
No matter if you’re short or tall, cellulite is not selective when it comes to body type. Did you know that 9 out of 10 women have some form of cellulite. Crazy, huh!?! Causes of cellulite come from a variety of sources including genetics, a poor diet, lack of exercise, dehydration, thickness of skin, body fat and hormones.
While I wish I could tell you that I’ve found a magic cure for cellulite, I can’t. I’ve not found any wraps, lotions or potions that work for me and all that I’ve tried tend to come with a hefty price tag with only temporary results. With that being said, there are three things I do that I have found to work and benefit not only with the appearance of cellulite but also with my overall health.
1. Hydration. Water is so important for the body. Our bodies need water to function properly. Water not only plumps the skin up and makes dimples less noticeable, but it helps remove toxins from our bodies, aids in digestion, more. I aim for half my body weight in ounces each day. If you’re new to drinking water or want a little variety, try some of these delicious water infused recipes.
2. Diet & Detox. Eating healthy each day can affect your body. I like to say that food can be the cause or the cure for what’s going on in our bodies. Think about it, if you eat too much salt your body will retain water and that in turn makes you look and feel bloated. If you’re eating too much sugar, your fat cells can expand because that’s where sugar is stored. The healthier you eat, the better you’ll feel and the reduction of cellulite will be another plus too. If you’re new to clean eating or want to do a SugarDetox, you’re welcome to join our FREE group where I teach you how to make healthy changes in your diet.
3. Dry Brushing. This is something I learned about a few years back while doing the Ultimate Reset. Dry brushing helps flush toxins that build up in cellulite deposits and can also help deposit fat more evenly. Using a dry brush made with natural bristles, you’ll want to sweep slowly and in the direction of your heart. Strokes should be medium to light but never painful. You can brush several times per week, even daily.
I hope that these inexpensive, do it yourself remedies help you in your quest for cellulite reduction. Have you found something not listed that works for you? Do share.