Cellulite is a common issue which the majority of us face. Whether you're naturally slim or curvier, cellulite can still be a persistent problem and although it is very common, we are always looking for ways to reduce it's appearance.
It seems that diet, lifestyle, hormones and genetics all play a role in the development of cellulite, so can we really do anything about it?
Here are my top natural remedies for reducing cellulite which I have found most effective and are also beneficial for our health in other ways too!
1. Dry Brushing
I've mentioned my love for dry brushing many times before and there's good reason! Dry skin brushing is a great way to get your lymphatic system moving and to open your pores. Dry brushing also assists with eliminating toxins from the body ; a build up of these toxins could be one of the reasons you have started to notice cellulite developing.
Practice dry brushing first thing in the morning before a shower and you'll start to see an almost immediate improvement to your skins texture and appearance- including the reduction of your cellulite.
Start by brushing at your feet and move upwards covering your whole body, brushing upwards towards your heart. Be careful not to brush too hard, your skin should be stimulated not sore or irritated.
Making your own DIY coffee scrub can also be beneficial in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Coffee stimulates the skin and the lymphatic system as well as having a tightening effect on the skin. This scrub also leaves your skin feeling silky and soft and is an excellent exfoliator!
Check out my previous post with the scrub recipe here.
3. Body Gua Sha
'Gua Sha' is a traditional Chinese Medicine practice which is believed to have a high level of medicinal properties. A gua sha tool is used on the specific area in order to target and treat certain conditions, including cellulite.
The method and tool used in gua sha stimulates blood flow and gets stagnant blood moving which assists with the removal of cellulite. Using a gua sha tool as a body massager has been shown to break up the cellulite under the skin and assist it with moving through the lymph system and then being eliminated from the body as waste.
4. Balancing Your Hormones
Hormones can play a huge role in the formation of cellulite especially if they are out of balance. Keeping our hormones in balance is essential for our overall health and wellbeing and for our cells to be performing as best they can. By balancing your hormones you can get rid of your cellulite and improve your skins' texture.
To find out the best natural ways to balance your hormones click here to read my previous article!