Last Modified on Nov 09, 2014
With as often as we see articles in magazines and blog posts online discussing the variety of ways you can try to eliminate cellulite, it is obviously a problem (and one that there is no easier answer to). But, we are right there with you, as in looking in the mirror and wondering (1.) what you did to deserve this unsightly issue and (2.) what in the world you can do to fix it. So, we have done some research and found the 5 best ways to cure cellulite naturally. Before you condemn yourself to a lifetime of never wearing shorts and sitting on the sidelines at the beach or pool, give gelatin, coffee scrub, omega-3s or any of our other natural cures a try.
What Is Cellulite?
So, you likely don’t need us to explain to you what cellulite looks like. (Honestly, who hasn’t stood in the mirror making mental notes of all of the dimples and wrinkles they see and vying to do more squats for the rest of their life…?) But, we feel it is important to understand the pathology of a condition to really be able to work on correcting it.
The condition is defined by notable sources as a term for the “lumpy, dimpled flesh” generally located on your thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. The condition is most common for women in adolescence and adulthood. Cellulite is becomes visible as the connective cords that hold the skin and underlying muscle develop a layer of fat between. As the fat accumulates, it pushes up against the skin, causing the uneven appearance and dimpling.
What Are the Best Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally?
When you are trying to remedying cellulite, the goal is to reformulate the makeup of the skin so that it has a smoother appearance. You can achieve this look most effectively by leaning out the muscles underneath your skin and lowering your overall body fat percentage, but for some individuals even this option is a difficult one to achieve. In addition to adopting an active lifestyle and a balanced diet, you can also add a few daily supplements to enhance your results and diminish the appearance of cellulite. Gelatin, coffee scrubs, and omega-3s are a few of your best options.
This unique complex is mainly composed of glycine and proline – two amino acids that are particularly important for skin health. According to research, this food is also a good source of protein and collagen and has the ability to tighten skin. You can add gelatin in a variety of different forms. Just buy some gelatin powder from your health food store or local grocer and add it to water or any flavored liquid and consume daily.
2. Coffee Scrub
Jillian Michaels, an avid health mentor, suggests the efficacy of coffee scrubs for reducing cellulite. The key in this mix is the caffeine, which functions to tighten the skin and improve blood flow. You can use this treatment by simply saving the used coffee grinds from you daily “cup of joe” and using them to scrub your legs with in the shower the next day.
Research also suggest that omega-3 fats are an effective remedy to cellulite. Omega-3s actually stimulate the production of collagen and reduce inflammation throughout your body, which both help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Try taking a daily fish oil supplement to get the best results.
Mayo clinic cites vigorous massage as another treatment for cellulite. This remedy helps increase blood flow, eliminate toxins from your body, and reduce excess fluid throughout your body. You can implement this technique using several different hand-held massaging mechanisms or by scheduling a monthly deep-tissue massage.
5. Gotu Kola
Gotu kola is an herbal remedy suggested by Roberty Rister, an active nutritional supplement formulator. This nutrient contains an active ingredient known as forskolin, which functions to break down the substances that hold fat cells in place. You should take this treatment as a daily supplement.
Keep reading below to find more ways to get rid of stubborn cellulite using natural methods suggested by our readers!
Cellulite - http://www.webmd.com/beauty/cellulite/cellulite-causes-and-treatments
Diseases and Conditions: Cellulite - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cellulite/basics/definition/con-20029901
How to Get Rid of Cellulite Quickly and Naturally - http://www.jillianmichaels.org/how-to-get-rid-of-cellulite-quickly-and-naturally/
To Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France - I agree that the words cellulitis and cellulite are very similar and that can be quite confusing. However, any word ending in "itis" means inflammation, I. E. , bronchitis, arthritis, tonsililitis. Cellulitis is a severe inflammation of the cells (derma) brought on by bacteria that needs immediate medical attention. Hope this helps clear up the confusion. I always enjoy your informative posts and book reviews.
[NAY] Hello, Well I have been taking organic apple cider vinger for about 3 to 4 weeks, Some one drove into the back of me in my car and my blood pressure kept going up when they tired to take it (White Coat symdrome) any way when up to the Royal Hospital and was weighed there, when I went back two weeks later they weighed me again and I had put on two pounds in weight.
I just want to know if any one else has put on weight using apple cider vinger (organic) and honey. It says no fat but it still has plenty of sugar. Can any one advise me, I want to lower my cholestrol and take my blood pressure down a bit and lose weight but after taking this remedy nothing has happened. I did like the drink maybe the cider vinger on it own might help. You have all these great cures but none are working.
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El Dorado Hills, California
[YEA] 08/09/2007: Lisa from Newton, MA writes: "I have been using ACV for just under 2 weeks and I cannot believe, my cellulite thighs are toning up! I am 60 lbs over weight and cellulite has been an issue forever despite exercise and nutrition. Since I started the ACV, I notice the dimples in my thighs are disappearing! I cannot believe it but it is true!