The sad truth is that any one of us can develop cellulite. Cellulite affects 8 out of 10 women, and can affect men as well. Whether you are in your 20s or 40s, you can still get cellulite. If there is anything good with having cellulite, it is that there are several ways of treating cellulite. Furthermore, you do not have to spend an entire fortune for it. Many people try to treat cellulite on their own first. Home treatments are quite popular, so find out which one might work best for you.
Recent studies have shown that caffeine helps burn fat, and therefore cellulite. Since this speculation several techniques have been created that have something to do with coffee. Make your own coffee treatment by brewing coffee with coffee grounds. Depending on the area of cellulite on your skin, prepare sufficient amounts of coffee so that you get a good amount of coffee grounds when the coffee is finished.
Use the coffee grounds as you massage the areas on your skin where cellulite is present. You can then wrap the affected areas using plastic wrap like cellophane. The warmer the area the better, so you may want to wear something warm while treatment is ongoing. This helps the application penetrate deeper into the skin. Use oil with the coffee grounds to make application easier.
It is not a new finding that herbs and other kitchen remedies can really help treat several health conditions. Many people have been using herbs and other food products to treat skin conditions, whether it is to sooth affected areas or as a preventative measure. Many herbs and kitchen remedies have been used specifically to treat cellulite. Green tea is just one of the many other herbs used to treat cellulite.
Common helpful ingredients that can be found in your kitchen are dried thyme and a bit of grapefruit juice. Mix them together in corn oil and apply the whole concoction on your hips, thighs and buttocks. You may also mix together rosemary, fennel oils and almond oil and apply to areas where cellulite is present. A tip is to apply a heating pad on the areas after applying the herbal mixtures. This helps the mixture absorb better into the skin.
There are many other natural treatments you can apply to affected areas. Aloe Vera can be used to sooth and heal the skin and improve microcirculation so that damaged skin tissues can be repaired. You may also try applying betonite clay, which sucks in toxins from the skin and therefore clears the pores. You can even add herbs to your regular skin lotion or cream before applying the cream to your skin. You can add horsetail, kelp and ginkgo biloba to your skin creams or lotions. Herbs in general have been found to be useful for the skin as it improves immunity and converts glucose in the blood.
Diet And Exercise
When it comes to cellulite diets, you should eat more foods that maintain glucose levels in your body. These foods include vegetables and fruits. You should also drink sufficient amounts of water to flush away wastes and toxins from your body. Avoid eating fatty foods and foods that do not have enough nutritional content. And of course, you need to exercise regularly to burn fat and prevent more cellulite from forming.
As you can see, there are many ways to treat cellulite at home. However, if you want more convenience in applying treatment, you can try getting anti cellulite creams. There are now creams that contain all-natural ingredients, which are safe and easy to apply.