Back to cellulite. All those expensive cellulite creams and scrubs have one thing in common – your hands. No matter what you use, all those potions requires you to massage vigorously and continue this process for a certain amount of time. There’s no need to waste money on something you can make yourself and get equal results with. You’ve already got hands! So, the next time you clean out your coffee maker, save all that coffee bean waste you think has no more good use. This super easy coffee bean scrub smells amazing and polishes off dead skin cells. Massaging and applying pressure increases blood flow and smooths out the cellulite cells. And that’s exactly how to care for those dimpled body parts. Massage, exfoliate and drinking enough water will improve those “troubled” areas. Don’t just use this once and forget it, though. Continue this for a few weeks and see a visible difference in how your thighs (or other cellulite attacked areas) smooth out.
DIY DRY SCRUB
1. Leftover ground coffee bean from your coffee maker
2. Keep your body dry (so scurb before you shower)
3. Start by scrubbing your troubled areas, thighs/hips etc, and scrub with pressure. Take your time! The more you massage the more you stimulate blood veins.
4. Brush in up and down motion
What Is Cellulite
Cellulite is just normal fat underneath the skin. The fat seems bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker and dimple – almost as if it were being caught by a net. Having cellulite doesn’t mean you are overweight. Even “skinny” people can have it. If you are overweight, however, losing weight will reduce cellulite. Cellulite forms in areas with the least blood circulation so it means that area has least activity, it’s very hard to budge. If you are consistent with energizing and warming movements (exercise and massage) then saying goodbye to cellulite is as easy as setting up a workout routine. Of course, we women get cellulite more than men because mother nature blessed us with estrogen that seems to wreak havoc even when a little bit off balance. But cursing our hormones won’t do any good considering we have the power to balance them. So if you are inactive in your daily lifestyle (less movement/exercise, not eating/drinking properly), cellulite will be a big fan of settling down on you.
Cellulite forms in areas with the least blood circulation…
How Massage Actually Works
Body Brush Daily! Body brushing and stroking in the direction towards your heart will increase blood flow and increase fat dispersion. A strong-handed massage on the thighs will work, too. Keep up with this routine as consistency is the key to ridding that orange peel skin syndrome.
- Centella asiatica is the key ingredient in cellulite creams. This restores the elastic quality of skin.
- Ginkgo Biloba is a powerful antioxidant that effectively oxidises fat cells that are present below the skin’s surface and helps to increase blood circulation by strengthening the veins.
- Methyl nicotinate promotes the decongestion of tissues, reducing the amount of retained liquid. It also stimulates the drainage of liquids and toxins.
But all this happens at a microscopic level. So you can not expect wowing results after using these creams a few times. You still need to incorporate exercise, scrubbing and proper eating.
If you didn’t already get the point: the goal is to increase blood flow and disperse the fat cells. Exercise results in the same affect. Reducing overall fat will reduce cellulite, improve metabolism and balance hormones. So it’s a triple whammy!
Please remember: that nearly everyone has cellulite. It’s a part of the natural body aging process and it’s not the end of the world if you have it. If you’re looking to simply reduce the amount of cellulite you have, the above tips will work great. If you’re looking for a Photoshopped derriere and thighs or some magic fix, you’ll have to turn to just that – Photoshop (or plastic surgery – which I never recommend for unnecessary work). Either way, love your body the way it is – just be sure to take care of it.