Easy Homemade Cellulite Treatments
Before you apply any anti-cellulite treatment it’s important to exfoliate the area first using a gentle massage to loosen any toxins and fat that have accumulated.
Don’t resign yourself to living with cellulite, because you can get rid of it. And you don’t have to spend absurd amounts of money on expensive products that will empty your wallet. No, that’s completely unnecessary, because there are lots of natural cellulite treatments that will help reduce its appearance.
In today’s article we’ll tell you everything you need to know to prepare some effective homemade cellulite treatments. But you need to keep something very important in mind: in order for these natural treatments to work properly, you have to thoroughly exfoliate your skin before you apply them.
Frequent exfoliation of the areas where you have cellulite helps loosen the fat that has accumulated beneath your skin and also frees up any toxins in the region. This helps them become absorbed by the bloodstream, and then the body is able to remove them.
So the message here is: any home treatment for cellulite must always be accompanied by an exfoliating massage.
First step: exfoliationThis is simple. All you need is a little olive or sunflower oil to rub onto the areas affected by cellulite. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then take a shower, using the hottest water you can stand (unless you have spider or varicose veins, in which case you should only use warm water). Scrub the area well using mild soap and a loofa or natural bristle brush.
This exfoliating massage removes dead skin cells and opens up your pores. This helps cellulite treatments better penetrate the layers of the skin. And remember, after you exfoliate you always need to moisturize, and regenerative oils like olive or rosehip oil are ideal.
Step two (option 1): lemon and olive oilPeel several lemons and place the peels in a jar, covering them with olive oil. Seal the jar and let this sit in a cool, dark place for a week. Make sure the jar or bottle you use has been sterilized previously to keep your oil from becoming contaminated with the traces of other substances.
After a week you can open the bottle, strain off the oil and add a little more plain olive oil to dilute it.
Recall that lemon should always be diluted because it’s highly caustic due to its astringent properties, and it could irritate your skin. You should also only use it at night because citrus oils are photosensitive and can cause the skin to burn more easily if you’re exposed to direct sunlight.
Step two (option 2): avocado seedYou can also make an oil for this treatment using avocado seed. Cut four large avocado seeds into small pieces – the smaller they are, the better. Remember that avocado seeds are very hard, and you’ll need to cut them very finely to avoid damaging your food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater.
Now put the chopped or crushed seeds in a jar and add some olive, almond, or sunflower oil – whatever you prefer or have on hand. Cover this mixture and let it sit for three days in a dark, cool place. Once this time has passed, you can place it in the refrigerator to keep it from molding.
The last step is to apply one of these treatments to the areas of your skin where cellulite appears for a few minutes, and to repeat them often – at least once a week.
Now that you know how to make these simple cellulite treatments, you have some valuable weapons that will help you greatly improve your body’s appearance. So you see, you really can fight cellulite… all you need to do is start today.