Cellulite isn’t a health risk, but it’s something that many individuals (of all shapes and sizes) are self-conscious about. Diet and exercise are hugely important in reducing cellulite, but several natural remedies can be used to improve its appearance.
Dry Body Brushing
Dry skin brushing is a great way to get your lymphatic system moving and to open your pores. You can purchase a dry brush on Amazon or your local beauty store. Dry brushing can eliminate toxins from the body, a contributing factor in the build-up of cellulite.
A body scrub stimulates the skin and the lymphatic system in your body, as well as having a tightening effect on the skin. Try a coffee or oil scrub, which will leave your skin feeling silky and soft.
‘Gua Sha’ is a traditional Chinese Medicine practice that is believed to have a high level of medicinal properties. A Gua Sha tool is used in a specific area to target and treat certain conditions, including cellulite. Often used on the face, you can also use this tool on your legs, butt and stomach. Using a gua sha tool as a body massager stimulates blood flow, and has been shown to break up the cellulite under the skin, assisting it with moving through the lymph system.
Being hydrated is key to skin health. Drinking water flushes out the toxins from your body and can help in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar contains potassium, magnesium, minerals, and calcium. These properties decrease cellulite, eliminates toxins, and controls excess water around the thighs and stomach.
Lack of movement and leading a sedentary life has shown to accelerate the formation of cellulite. Trying to get 20 minutes of movement per day at a minimum can help to reduce the formation of cellulite. Make sure to go for a walk or do some yoga throughout the day to stretch out your body.
Epsom Salt Bath
Detox baths are a brilliant way to both detox your body and relax. Adding Epsom salts to your bath can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by drawing out toxins that are built up in the tissue.
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