There are many ways to get cellulite and stretch marks yet very little ways to get rid of them. In fact, most of the time, it’s impossible to get rid of. Here are some ways you can reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks and hopefully, get rid of them altogether!
This works somewhat like exfoliation. Dry skin brushing helps to stimulate blood and lymph flow in the body and also gets rid of dry dead skin. It also aids the lymphatic system in releasing toxins, aiding in digestion.
Keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized is one of the best ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and to keep more from forming.
Aloe vera helps your skin stay moisturized and contains plant collagen which helps to rejuvenate the skin. Leave aloe vera gel on your skin for one to two hours before rinsing it off with water. This will help boost your skin’s healing process.
Massage the problem area
Massaging your body regularly helps to speed up your body’s healing process and detoxes your body which, in turn, fades the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. Using almond oil for this is a great idea as it’s rich in Vitamin E, which helps in the development of collagen and elastin and is one of the best natural scar remedies, and safe for use even during pregnancy! If you have a nut allergy, olive oil would be a great alternative.
If you subscribe to the belief that cellulite forms in the superficial fascia which is the layer of connective tissue that contains fat cells beneath the skin, you can try a myofascial massage. This massage would help to smooth this layer of connective tissue, reducing the rippled or uneven appearance of the skin.
If you don’t have regular massages, you can use a deep tissue foam roller regularly!
- 1/4 cup coffee grounds
- 3 tablespoons sugar or brown sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
All you have to do is massage it into your skin and then wash it off.
Coffee scrubs are great for reducing the appearance of cellulite. Caffeine has a tightening effect on your skin while the massage and exfoliation stimulate blood and lymph flow.
Coffee grinds with olive oil
Mixing some coffee grinds with olive oil will produce a mixture that is great for massaging your stretch marks with – the coffee grinds will exfoliate your skin and stimulate repair while the olive oil moisturizes and softens your skin. Do this two to three times a week.
Exfoliation is one of the most vital steps in skin care, regardless of whether it’s for the face or for the body. This is due to the fact that exfoliating regularly is very effective in addressing your skin concerns, including stretch marks. Your skin’s flaws are accentuated by the dead skin and dirt that collects on your skin as you go about your daily activities. When you exfoliate your skin, you are essentially removing all the dead skin and dirt, stimulating your cell turnover and revealing the new skin underneath. This also helps your stretch marks fade faster. Try exfoliating once or twice a week!
Drinking carbonated and caffeinated drinks might increase the appearance of cellulite. Drinking more water, on the other hand, reduces it as it supports connective tissue and keeps you hydrated.
While this is a theory, it does make sense that hormones play an important part in cellulite formation – after all, it seems like only women get cellulite (how unfair)! Working towards and maintaining proper hormone balance can help to reduce cellulite. Things like sleeping more, eating more healthy fats while avoiding caffeine, and exercising help!
Watch your diet
Pay attention to what you eat. Stay away from sugary foods or foods with high sodium content as they will cause bloating and fluid retention. Instead, go for more vegetables, which will help reduce inflammation, as well as fatty fish and nuts for fatty acids, which will strengthen your connective tissue.
Gelatin has lots of advantages from simulating skin, hair, and nail growth to tightening loose skin to even helping joint recovery! It is also said to help with cellulite. Eating more gelatin would help you in more ways than one.
Cardio and strength training really helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite as exercise strengthens the connective fibers in your legs and stomach.
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