Cellulite. Ugh, the bane of every beach goers existence.
Cellulite is one of those things that has been plaguing women for ages. To be honest, it is a common part of life, but with the gossip rags splashing it across their covers and shaming even the fittest of celebrities for having it, it’s no wonder us common folk are pulling our hair out trying to find a solution.
You see, cellulite is formed due to an imbalance between the connective tissue and fat in your body. The problem is, no one knows for certain what the cause is. Some say lack of exercise, poor health, while others say genetics or hormones. Yikes.
With the cause so unclear, it’s hard to target the problem but let’s give it the good ol’ college try with these 3 uncommon cures for cellulite.
3 Uncommon Cures for Cellulite
Now, we’re not going to profess that all of these solutions will work for everyone, but what we will say is that we’ve seen amazing results from various people using each of these different methods. Why? Probably because the reason everyone suffers from cellulite has to do with different causal factors.
Anyways, enough chit chat, let’s dive into it…
Start Adding Gelatin to Your Daily Routine
You know that stuff that gives Jello it’s fun, wiggly form? Yep, that’s what we’re suggesting you use. It turns out that gelatin is quite good for you because it is derived from collagen. It also boasts several other benefits like supporting hair, nail and skin growth, improved digestion and tightening of loose skin, as well as a great source of protein which supports muscle repair and growth.
Gelatin is basically made up of the amino acids glycine and proline, which we rarely consume enough of. These amino acids are responsible for skin, hair and nail growth, immune functionality and weight regulation.
How do you use it? Simple take 1-2 tablespoons daily and watch that cellulite melt away.
Get Your Myofascial Massage On
Myo-what now?! Myofascial massaging is basically foam rolling. If you are unfamiliar with that, basically a foam roller is a two foot long PVC cylinder covered with rubber. You roll your body over it and it helps release muscle tension and evidently, reduces the appearance of cellulite as well.
As we mentioned above your butt dimples are a result of poor connectivity between your skin tissue and fat cells. By breaking down these fat cells you can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Self-massing is a great (and cheap!) way to do that.
Detoxify with a Relaxing Bath
Who doesn’t love a little R&R in the bath tub? Well now you can fight cellulite too.
Some speculate that an abundance of toxins in your skin can lead to cellulite and these baths can help flush them out. Here are two of my favourite bath recipes:
Salt Bath – Mix 1/4 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup epsom salt, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar and 10 drops of your fave essential oil (I’m a sucker for Eucalyptus, personally!). Make sure all your salts are dissolved then lounge around for at least 30 minutes.
FYI – Don’t plan for any heavy lifting afterwards because this bath will make you sleepy and lethargic!
O2 Bath – Mix 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide with 1 tablespoon of dried ginger powder into your bath and soak for 30 minutes. Not only is this bath great for fending off cellulite, but it all reduces skin irritation if you are suffering from that as well.
And there you have it, 3 of the more uncommon cures for cellulite. Like I said before, not all of these may work for you but the key is to be consistent. Test out each method several times before throwing in the towel.
Now I want to hear from you. Tell me; do you suffer from cellulite and if so, what have you done about it? Share in the comment section below.