To be completely clear and transparent, almost everyone has cellulite. And it actually has very little to do with weight. Cellulite is subcutaneous fat (meaning underneath the skin) that pushes up against the skin creating a dimpled appearance. It’s most present and visible in the areas of our body that naturally have the thickest layers of subcutaneous fat—the buttocks and thighs—which also happen to be the areas of our body that get the least blood flow and activity thanks to sedentary nine-to-five jobs.
While cellulite affects people of all sizes because everyone has fat cells, ‘it’s more common in women than men because the fibrous bands of their connective tissue don’t cross over as much to provide support under the skin.
One more thing…
While dermatologists can zap out those dimpled skin with their powerful tools and high-end products, there’s no guarantee that you’ll forever be free from cellulite.
That is until you discover that the root cause of all skin problems including cellulite is actually your struggling liver functioning. How could that be, you ask?
First, the liver is where your blood gets filtered after passing the digestive tract. Its other function is to metabolize and detoxify chemicals and drugs that you ingest. Whatever you eat and drink gets processed by the liver into nutrients and enzymes that will fuel your other bodily functions. Apparently, when you leave your liver unchecked, it becomes accumulated with toxins.
So much that it cannot help but carry those harmful materials along with the nutrients throughout your bloodstream. And you’re not helping it by applying tons of skincare products loaded with questionable chemicals and traces of heavy metals. The more toxic your liver becomes, the more likely you are going to experience the consequences. Among them are acne, hair damage, brittle nails, and yes, even cellulite.
Whatever is ailing your skin can be blamed on the toxicity levels happening in your liver. Thus, you need to detoxify this organ if you are to put an end to your cellulite and other beauty-related woes.
In the next section, I’m going to show you what you can do to help with the improvement of liver health and consequently enjoy better skin condition and general well-being.
How to get rid of cellulite
1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat A Diet Rich In Foods That Support The Liver
Since the liver processes the nutrients that you eat and drink, you should prioritize the consumption of liver-friendly foods such as lettuces (red and butter leaves), hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and walnuts. They are rich in Omega-3 that is good for the liver.
Fruits such as banana, avocado, papaya, and mango all support a healthy liver by helping to flush out toxins regularly. Bananas, in particular, helps cleanse the gut and is rich in skin-nourishing potassium. Also, don’t forget figs and berries. They are both beneficial for your liver and skin.
Celery and cucumber are among the top green juices for supporting liver and skin health. However, they are best consumed plain and without flavor enhancers.
Eat More Raw Foods
Eat more fiber — in whole grains, fruit, and vegetables — instead of “empty”-calorie foods. The simple or “refined” carbs found in many breads, candy, and soft drinks add calories. This leads to fat, especially in cellulite-prone area
3. Dry brush massage
Dry Brushing does help to clear away dead skin cells, that much is true. However, if you aren’t past your 30s, your skin is capable of renewing itself without any mechanical help. The older you get, the thicker and ‘sticker’ the top layer of cells becomes, and that’s when the use of a dry brush may come in handy. However, using a dry brush, in this case, will only benefit your skin if you don’t do it too regularly or too roughly as that may damage the skin and do more harm than good.
In fact, using a dry brush too regularly and roughly has the potential to cause micro-abrasions on your skin, making it more prone to infection by wearing away at the skin’s natural protective barriers. If you have a condition such as eczema or dry skin, you should probably steer clear of dry brushing altogether.
Other types of anti-cellulite massage such as bamboo sticks or vacuum will also be very effective
4. Weight loss
Weight loss might also help some people with overweight and obesity reduce cellulite. Losing excess body fat may naturally reduce the appearance of cellulite.
However, anyone at any weight can have cellulite. It’s not restricted to just those who have overweight or obesity.
If you do want to lose weight or tone your muscles, you may find that a healthy diet and exercise can help reduce cellulite on your thighs. Consider some of the exercises below.
5. Use a coffee scrub
Making your own cellulite treatment coffee scrub couldn’t get any easier than this! Simply mix together the following:
- ½ cup of fractionated coconut oil
- 1 cup of fresh organic coffee grounds
- ½ cup of raw sugar
Store your scrub in a clean, dry glass jar and it will keep well for up to 2 months, but don’t worry you’ll be using this scrub at least every 3 days so it will get finished way before 2 months and you’ll soon be making your next batch!
How to Use This Coffee Scrub for Best Results
- Rub: Standing in your bathroom, scoop out a half a handful of your coffee scrub and rub it all over your cellulite-stricken areas using your fingers. Once you have covered the entire area move on to the next step.
- Massage: We are not talking about a soft, relaxing massage that puts you to sleep here. For intense cellulite-busting, we are going to need a firm, rigorous massage. Using your knuckles, begin kneading up and down your cellulite (for example on the arms or thighs) in long, stroking motions. Do this for at least 5 minutes.
- Wrap: Get some good old cling wrap and wrap up your thighs/legs or whatever part you have cellulite in. Wrap reasonable smugly and leave the wrap on for at least 15 minutes.
- Wash: Now wash off with warm water, or have a shower the way you normally do. You don’t need to use soap at all if you so wish.
6. Exercise regularly to make your body perfect
Exercise is one of the key ways you can get rid of the appearance of cellulite. As you shrink fat cells and build more muscle, cellulite dimples will shrink in size.
Arm exercises, such as presses and bicep curls, can help build muscle. But spot exercises won’t get rid of arm fat.
Not only will you burn fat and gain strength, but regular exercise also helps build skin elasticity, as well as your overall flexibility.
7. Use special anti-cellulite creams
There are 2 types of products – with deep penetration into the skin and without penetration. If the drug does not affect the internal parts of the skin, then it is unlikely to remove the obvious problem. Most often, this type is selected not for the treatment of cellulite and getting rid of existing shortcomings, but rather as a prevention.
Penetrating deep into the skin, the cream warms up the dermis, and then begins an active effect on the orange peel. When the skin is warmed up, the capillaries become dilated, and the rest of the active substances penetrate into the problem areas.
It is best to select such creams with a specialist.