A few weeks back I made the mistake of prancing around my room post-shower, rocking out to Beyonce and shakin’ my booty when I stopped to examine myself in the mirror…as we ladies tend to do.
While that all sounds normal (at least, I hope it does) it was the microscopic skin examination I got into that really freaked me out.
Of course I saw the regular blotches, bruises, and cellulite dimples but this time, it looked like my cellulite had gotten worse. Not only did I cringe but I got dressed immediately so I didn’t have to stare at it any longer!
Straight after that I hit up the big G to find some tips on how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally so that I could banish that dimply disaster once and for all.
What I found was pretty interesting. Want to learn how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally? Good. Keep on reading.
What The Heck is Cellulite and Why Do We Get It?
Simply put, cellulite is a build up of fat within the deeper layers of our skin (or our dermis) that is held in place by various connective tissue fibres.
Cellulite becomes more noticeable when these fibres push down on the fatty tissue, restricting blood flow, causing fluid backup, and enlarging the fat cells that give us that dimply, cottage cheese look we all loathe.
What’s more is that our bodies love to store these fatty tissues in our legs and our butts…basically the last place we want it to be stored.
Add to that the toxins in your body that intensify the look, and the fact that women are really the only ones who have to deal with this issue, and you have yourself a damn good reason to get rid of it, like yesterday!
Sure, diet and exercise are crucial elements that you need to incorporate into your anti-cellulite efforts, but you can also add a quick DIY scrub that helps to break up the concentration of fatty tissue deposits and give your skin a more smooth appearance.
How To Get Rid of Cellulite Fast and Naturally
One thing that really seals the deal for me with DIYs is their level of ease….and how much it costs to make ’em…okay so two things.
All you need is:
- 1/2 cup of ground Coffee
- 1 tablespoon of white Sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Glycerin – I like this one
- 2 teaspoons of Vitamin E Oil – I use the capsules
Because the amount of toxins in your body plays a part in how severe your cellulite looks, you need the caffeine and antioxidants found in Coffee to get rid of the free radicals, stimulate blood flow, and improve circulation.
Ultimately this helps to smooth out the build up of fatty tissue while also firming and tightening the skin.
Sugar, on the other hand, acts as an additional exfoliant that will open and clear out your pores, allowing them to absorb the ingredients more easily.
Finally, the Olive Oil and Vitamin E Oil helps to restore moisture to your skin and keep it hydrated as the caffeine content may cause slight dehydration.
These oils are also packed full of healthy fats that help to protect your skin cells, and give your skin an additional antioxidant punch.
Once you have your ingredients rounded up, the process is simple:
- have a hot shower to help open up your pores
- combine all your ingredients in a medium-size bowl
- stir your mixture until evenly combined
- using your hands, apply your scrub only to the areas you have cellulite
- scrub your skin as hard as you can for 5 minutes and do not rinse off
- using plastic wrap (or saran wrap), wrap the areas you have applied your scrub
- leave those parts wrapped up for 10 minutes
- after your 10 minutes are up, remove the plastic wrap and rinse off but do not use soap
- apply your favourite moisturizer
After the redness on your skin calms down you should notice those areas looking smoother and eventually your dimples should start to fade away but remember, a healthy diet and regular exercise has to become a part of your lifestyle if you really want that cellulite to stay away!
Of course, if you would rather buy than DIY then check out my favourite anti-cellulite cream that works a treat and will help you get rid of that cottage cheese look for good.
Got your own tip on how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally? Leave it in the comment section below!