Regardless of how much you weigh and what your lifestyle is, cellulite can be a pesky problem that shows up in areas of your body such as your thighs, stomach and hip area.
While cellulite can appear on just about any body type, some factors contribute to the presence of cellulite and dimpled skin. These factors include hormones, poor diet, slow metabolism, and the thickness and tone of the skin.
At Clearview MediSpa, we offer special treatments that can help combat the look of dimpled, sagging skin and cellulite. If you are looking for some at-home skincare hacks for your stubborn cellulite, we’ve created a list of some ways you can treat cellulite and improve the appearance of your skin for yourself.
Drink More Water
This may be the most basic tip of them all, yet one of the most important. Water keeps our bodies hydrated and running smoothly, so it’s no wonder that the more hydrated we are, the more supple and smooth our skin will become.
Dehydrated skin often looks more mature and is prone to wrinkles, fine lines and a dull, uneven texture. Try to aim for 8 glasses of water a day as a general standard. Keeping a water bottle at your desk and in your car can help keep you hydrated and refreshed throughout the day.
Exfoliate with Coffee
Not only does coffee taste delicious and help wake you up in the mornings, but it can also be really good for exfoliating, brightening your skin and producing new skin cells. Say goodbye to dead, dull skin by making your own DIY coffee scrub.
There are many recipes online to make your own scrub. Some instructions even suggest the addition of olive or coconut oil to moisturize as well. Exfoliating with coffee grounds can help improve blood circulation, the appearance of cellulite, and saggy skin. So go ahead and scrub away!
Dry Brushing to Stimulate Blood Circulation
Using a natural bristle dry brush daily to massage your body can help with lymphatic drainage and improve your blood circulation. Like exfoliation, dry brushing helps stimulate new skin cells and reduce cellulite.
Start from your feet and work your way up in a counter-clockwise motion. Not only does dry brushing feel great, but it will also give you radiant skin in no time!
Oils and Lotions
Hydration, hydration, hydration! There are many oils and moisturizers on the market that contain natural ingredients that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and smooth the skin.
The best time to moisturize your body is right after you shower, regardless of the season or climate. Try to moisturize your skin every day and remember to apply hand cream after you wash your hands throughout the day as well.
Good habits such as moisturizing and wearing sunscreen daily are important when it comes to skincare. Some of the best natural moisturizers are coconut oil, jojoba oil, and essential oils like juniper and tangerine.
Improve Your Diet and Take Supplements
It goes without saying that a healthy, balanced diet can improve your life in numerous ways. Eating the right foods for your body will impact your hormones. As hormones affect cellulite, you’ll want to start eating your fruits and vegetables and getting proper rest every night.
Supplements can also enhance a nutritious diet. Omega-3 vitamins or fish oil tablets are a good addition to your daily routine for combating cellulite and smoothing skin.
Last but not least, there’s no better way to get a toned, tight body than to get in the gym and start working it out. Squats, crunches, and lunges are all simple exercises that can be done at home to reduce cellulite and tone areas of the body.
Exercise works as it reduces excess fat and gradually turns fat into muscle. Lifting weights can also help you achieve a stronger body overall with less sagginess and unwanted cellulite. Get your gym bag ready; your summer body is waiting!
Before you give up and lose hope, try these methods at home and see if they work for you. Don’t expect immediate results, as you’ll need to be dedicated to your routine to see any significant changes.
Hopefully, little by little, you’ll notice your cellulite starting to disappear and your skin becoming tighter and more toned. In the meantime, remember that everyone has or will get cellulite at some point in their lives. It’s a natural occurrence, and you can still learn to love your body with or without it.