There are many people who are generally happy with the way they look, but have that bit of cellulite where they least want it: on their thighs, around the butt, or on the legs. This can definitely take an otherwise outstanding looking part of the body and make an individual feel frustrated and self-conscious. The good news is that although it might not be easy, there are definitely ways to get rid of cellulite once and for all!
The first thing is to understand that cellulite is fat. Most fat in the body appears as layers but for some people in certain areas, it gathers as lumps. Getting rid of that fat or minimizing its appearance is what it takes to smooth out that area and get you looking better when it matters most to you (and where it matters most).
You can’t overemphasize just how important keeping your skin as flexible and malleable as possible is. Whether the problem is loose skin, stretch marks, or dealing with cellulite, the more hydrated you are, the more flexible that skin is going to be. This makes it more likely to react to other treatments, heal itself to the extent that it can, and keeping hydrated and drinking plenty of water is always a good idea for health for many reasons.
Healthy hydrated skin will look better than dry skin or flaky skin, and also helps to reduce irritation or the potential of outbreaks. In addition to this, taking care of this problem will also make your skin more porous and open to treatments like natural skin boosters or topical treatments.
The side benefit is that you will feel better hydrated, which makes it easier to push yourself while working out and get the most out of other options. This also lays down the foundation for everything to follow.
Drop a Few LBS
At the end of the day cellulite is body fat, so reducing your overall body fat is going to reduce the amount of cellulite you have, as well as how obvious it is to others looking or paying attention. This actually goes hand in hand with the next step. If you’re sitting at 30% body fat, you’re not going to be able to prevent cellulite. While it’s easy to get a lot of conflicting information a general rule of thumb is to raise the amount of lean protein and healthy fat in your diet, and eliminate sugars and reduce non-veggie carbohydrates, especially grains, bread, or other similar.
Some studies have shown that an alkaline diet can have a major positive effect on helping to get rid of cellulite, especially in women. There are a lot of arguments about what role fruit plays and whether it is a positive, a negative, or if it depends on the amount when it is eaten, and what type. If this seems like a lot of confusion, feel free to experiment with dropping it for more lean protein, healthy fats (eggs especially – don’t cut too much fat out of your diet, that’s not the issue and if you do so it can turn protein into sugar!), and veggies to take the place of the departed fruit.
If you have consistently struggled to find a diet that works, the ketogenic diet is virtually guaranteed to work and actually switches the body to burning fat for energy instead of carbs, which is perfect for what you are trying to accomplish. This is a challenging diet to stick with, so be warned, but if nothing else is working, this will get the job done.
A positive diet is essential and must be combined with the best exercises.
Add Muscle Tone
Bigger muscles burn fat in addition to making an area look tighter, fitter, and better on your body. While you can’t spot remove fat via natural means per se when you focus on exercises that tighten and buff up the areas you want to look better. This means exercises that focus on the legs, thighs, and butt.
First of all, weight lifting should absolutely be a part of any exercise regiment. Build the muscle, tone the muscle. Many of these exercises can have an even better effect if some dumbbells are added. While you can learn these exercises through pictures and videos, it is also worth noting that if you’re heading to a gym it is often worth paying for a personal trainer to check your form, to give you advice or adjustment, and to help you make sure you’re doing each exercise right to get the absolute most out of them.
Some exercises you should always have to get those legs, thighs, and butt looking stunning (and to squeeze out that cellulite):
- Farmer’s walk
- Dumbbell Lunges
- Lateral goblet lunges
- Curtsy lunges
- Squats (with and without weights – concentrate on form)
- Bridge & weighted bridge
- Planks & myopic crunches
If you have all these exercises rotating you will notice a difference in the quality and appearance of your legs, thighs, and butt.
Look At Natural Skin Toners for Cellulite
Some supplements are good in general such as green tea extract and alpha lipoic acid, which both should be on your short list of supplements to take daily. However, there is no capsule-based supplement that will do more to help with skin issues of all kinds including cellulite and that is Gotu kola. This supplement has gained a ton of attention the past two years, in particular, because some studies and some collaborating experiential accounts indicate that although a strict regiment of daily dosing for 6-8 months is necessary, there seems to be a point after that where massive changes in skin take place.
This means massive amounts of loose skin disappearing; skin tags, marks, & stretchmarks disappearing; and even dimples and stubborn cellulite melting away – arguably because the fat re-shifts to a more conventional form where it can then be burned off or just looks better. A little junk in the trunk isn’t a bad thing after all.
There’s no doubt these should be part of your regimen for skin health, and Gotu kola is just an absolute must for best results.
The Best Topical Skin Treatments For Cellulite
Along with all these other treatments you want to add in topical treatments. A skin moisturizer is a great option and should often be applied after two minutes in the shower, when your pores are open and will absorb it the most as you step out of the stream for just a bit. Aside from a moisturizer (and if you get one that uses good natural ingredients known for healing skin, all the better), there are many creams that claim to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Some people swear by these while others have struggled to see any results. Take a look at the many top-rated options out there and you will find a few names that keep coming up. It is crucial to spend the extra money on those truly top-notch treatments to make sure they will work for you and will work in conjunction with the other options on this list to speed up the process of getting rid of cellulite and creating a better looking you.
While there are many people who focus solely on the losing fat and gaining muscle, or on the topical skin treatments, or on the supplements that can be life-changing for many people, the truth is that the best plan for taking care of cellulite is having a fully comprehensive plan where you attack it from every angle.
Going with just one or two of these options might give results or might not, but taking all the advice in this article will make sure you banish that cellulite from your body for good!