Cellulite is the dimpled skin appearance usually found in problem areas such as the buttocks, thighs and legs caused by fat deposits under the skin. Also known as “cottage cheese thighs” or “orange peel legs,” this condition is caused by the fat deposits under the skin, which gives it the lumpy, rutted and dimpled look.
A lot of people cringe at the idea of having cellulite but because it occurs due to numerous reasons, there’s really no reason one should feel bad about having it but instead treat is as another way to love the body one is gifted with. However, if you are one of those who would prefer to minimize its appearance or get it rid of it altogether, good for you!
There are different ways to get rid of the appearance of cellulite in the skin. Check them out below.
Change Your Diet
Load up on fruits and vegetables
Because underlying fat deposits is the main culprit in cellulite, it is a good idea to lessen intake of food that would increase it in your body. And what better alternative is it than to fill your diet with leafy greens and fruits that are high in water content to keep you hydrated and feeling full.
Vegetables such as celery, broccoli, greens and carrots are good choices to add in your diet, as they are rich in antioxidants and nutrients. If you do not like the taste of veggies, try adding them as ingredients to smoothies combined with fruits for a sweeter taste.
Drink plenty of water. Do not underestimate the power of this universal liquid. Keeping your body hydrated could do wonders to your skin as it leaves it looking refreshed. Dull and dry skin could increase the appearance of dimpled skin. At least 8 glasses of water daily is enough to keep your skin looking healthy and renewed. Always start a meal with a glass of water to help you feel full faster.
Switch unhealthy fats with healthy ones. Load up on food such as nuts, avocados, olive oil and meat high in omega-3 fatty acids that do wonders to your skin and aid in keeping it healthy. On the other hand, avoid foods that are high in salt and grease such as packaged and processed meals.
Add weight training to your workout routine. While cardio is great in losing weight, that is not enough to build muscle that would fill in the skin to make it taut. On the other hand, weight training exercises tone it.
If you want to go the inexpensive way, check out the Internet for routines you could to your workout at home. But another option you could do is to enroll in a gym so that professional trainers could guide you in the exercises and help you adjust and ease into the workout.
High Intensity Interval Workouts or HIIT could also help in pushing your heart to increase its activity. This way, the body is forced to produce muscle mass that would fill in your thighs and buttocks, making it more toned.
Skin Care Regimen
Another way to lessen the appearance of cellulite is to exfoliate the problem area to increase circulation. Not only that but the massage movements that accompany exfoliation also rids the body of toxins that could deposit fats under the skin, causing cellulite.
After exfoliating, it is recommended that you moisturize your skin to help keep it supple. This way, the skin’s tone gets better and gives of the appearance of tight skin. Lotions with cocoa and shea butter are the best options to in keeping your skin soft and hydrated. You could also opt to look for creams that have coffee in the ingredients as the caffeine also boost circulation of the skin.
These tips, though tried and tested, do not guarantee the complete removal of cellulite. The results vary per person so do not be concerned if one method worked for another while it did not produce the same effect on you.