Sadly, cellulite is much more common in women than men because of how the female body can often accumulate more body fat than men and is also much more likely to hold onto water. On top of this, cellulite can be made much worse from being too sedentary, whether this comes from sitting at your desk all day, to lounging around on the couch all night. It’s sort of hard to avoid these days.
Let me just start this post by pointing out that cellulite is completely normal and doesn’t make you any less beautiful. That said, we know that it can be a little annoying and there’s nothing wrong with trying to combat cellulite if it’s annoying you! I mean, it’s your life after all.
There are some things you can do to help though — even at home! Here you can find some ideas of different ways you can fight those pesky bumps!
Very rarely does something that is actually doing you some good come in such a pleasurable package! Try a light leg massage on yourself to improve the blood circulation around your legs and bum! You can even throw in some good quality oils and creams to help your hands move across your skin.
Remember, if you’re feeling like a super lazy #queen — you can always get someone else to do it for you.
Time to get scrubbing! Exfoliating your skin not only helps to improve circulation and therefore flood the area with healthy and nutritious blood, it also removes that layer of dead skin that’s stiff and folding upon itself — creating the cellulite.
Try one of these DIY exfoliating treatments. Coffee has high antioxidant power which helps to rejuvenate the skin and also combats inflammation caused by cellulite. Popping the concoction into the microwave for a few seconds also creates a therapeutic, warming experience. A number of amazing spas on Vaniday provide great exfoliation treatments too!
Nutrition is key. Many things can often be changed when you change what you’re putting into your body. Your diet is very important all round right, but carefully thinking about what you eat can help you to combat cellulite. Lemons are one of the most heralded anti-cellulite foods, and should not be overlooked if you are getting serious about fighting it! Try drinking water with fresh lemons each day. This detoxifying potion will help to cleanse your body of toxins, and get your skin looking much healthier and more radiant.
On top of this, a balanced diet, filled with lots of fruits and vegetables of different colours is essential to keeping your body happy and your skin looking amazing! Keeping yourself hydrated is also key to perfect skin!
I am really sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but exercising regularly is actually one of the best anti-cellulite things that you can do. Aerobic and cardio exercises not only help in weight loss, but help, again, to improve circulation. Yoga and flexibility exercises like this are also essential to keeping your skin nice and toned.
If cellulite has been getting you down, give these little tips a go! But remember — there’s nothing wrong with a little cellulite! You’re beautiful just the way you are!
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