Even well-toned, health conscious, of women can suffer from cellulite. And, with summer approaching, thousands of women are having the same thoughts about swimsuit season. How fast can they get rid of the ugly cottage cheese look of their hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen? The search for a great anti-cellulite treatment begins in earnest and with so many products on the market, it can be a time consuming process making the decision as to which product would work best for you. Everything from creams, gel, massage techniques, laser therapy, and supplements are available as anti-cellulite treatments. It’s hard to know where to begin.
If you are looking for a more natural anti-cellulite treatment, massage and dry brushing are two therapies that could work to rid you of unwanted cellulite. By deeply kneading areas that tend to accumulate fat build up twice a week, you can help break up fat deposits. Using essential anti-cellulite treatment oils, combined with body oil, may strengthen the effect. Dry brushing uses no oils. Simply take a brush with natural bristles and using quick sweeping motions towards the heart, start at your toes and work your way up, concentrating on problem areas, promoting lymph and blood circulation, exfoliating the skin, and encouraging new cell growth.
Soaking in Epsom salts is another anti-cellulite treatment that costs little money to try. Epsom salt promotes sweating which is an easy way to rid the body of toxins and excess water. Use 1 lb. of salts in your bath. Pour more into a muslin bag and before getting in the tub, massage your body with the muslin bag. Then soak 20 minutes. You will want to keep a bottle of water with you for this one to avoid dehydration. Follow up your bath with an herbal tea like green tea, stinging nettle, dandelion, or lemon peel which all promote increased perspiration or urine flow. You can drink up to two cups a day as an additional anti-cellulite treatment.
Have you heard about a coffee scrub as an anti-cellulite treatment? Caffeine constricts blood vessels and makes your skin appear tighter. Just thrown down some newspaper or bags to keep your floor clean, combine a handful of coffee with a little olive oil to make a paste and gently massage the paste into your skin and then wrap with saran wrap for several minutes, rinse off and you’re done. The best long term anti-cellulite treatment for healthy, smoother, skin is simply to do what we’ve been told for decades. Follow a well-balance meal plan, stay hydrated, and get moderate exercise. You can’t change genetics, but you can certainly lessen the severity.