Cellulite Reduction at Home

Cellulite – this word might invoke unpleasant visions of your favourite jeans not going up your thighs, or hideous dreams of how ghastly you would look in a swimsuit.

Everyone would like to look good and feel good about their body, and it is natural for any fitness conscious woman to want to avoid cellulite. Cellulite is nothing but the abnormal swelling of the sub-dermal fat cells. As these cells swell, they push against the connecting tissues, thereby causing your skin to look ugly.

While primarily prevalent in the more obese people, the fact remains that even slim people could suffer from cellulite. While there are extensive (and costly) therapies for cellulite in the market, there are some steps that you can take at home so as to get rid of this problem.

Some of these solutions for women are given below:

Massage
Identify the areas where you are prone to cellulite and give yourself a good massage every day. A massage will help increase blood circulation and help in the breakdown of fat cells. To increase effectiveness, try massaging yourself with a body brush, and use aromatic oils such as sage, juniper and cypress.

Exercise
Regular exercise helps reduce cellulite as it burns fat. Choose motion exercises such as walking, cycling and aerobics. While cardio is good for overall fitness, it does not target cellulite.

Habits
Cut down on alcohol and cigarettes as these lead to the accumulation of fat and the slowing down of your metabolism. Smoking, especially, leads to the accumulation of toxins in your body, which can cause more harm than just adding to cellulite.

Food
Include a larger quantity of fibre in your diet as fibre cleanses your system. Barley, oats, millet and rye are good sources of fibre, and prevent cellulite accumulation apart from reducing it. Drink a lot of water as it flushes out toxins from your system, and stay away from caffeine as far as possible.

Pantyhose
Interestingly, using particular types of pantyhose is said to reduce cellulite accumulation. There are some particular brands that are made to target cellulite. Therefore, the next time you are out to purchase pantyhose, search for the anti-cellulite kinds.

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