Cellulite is just awful, and I know a lot of girls and women are stressing about it now that swimsuit season is looming ahead. I happen to be one of them. I like to think that I have nice legs – they're short, you know, but still pretty shapely, and thanks to years of marching band, my calves are toned no matter what – but there's still that little problem up around the thighs. I don't want anyone to see that. I don't even want to see that! If you suffer from this as well, then I'm more than happy to share with you some secrets to banish cellulite.
1. H2O Awesome
The first secret to banish cellulite involves drinking lots of water. When you keep your skin well hydrated, it really does reward you for it. Besides, by drinking a lot of water, you get rid of the toxins in your body, and that can be enormously helpful.
2. Moisturize Much and Often
Making sure that you keep your skin moisturized is another way to make your skin happy. Moisturized skin and healthy skin, and there is quite a bit of proof that healthy skin is less likely to show cellulite. Your skin will stay smooth and soft to the touch as well, and that's always lovely.
3. Do a Detox
A good detox diet is another great secret to banish cellulite. It's also gaining both popularity and credibility. All you have to do is stay away from processed foods. Instead, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, incorporate whole grains into your diet, and again, drink plenty of water. When you do this, then your body is getting rid of tons of preservatives and chemicals, and it can make those lumpy, bumpy patches far less noticeable.
4. Munch Blueberries
Evidently, blueberries are the new super fruit. One of the reasons they are so great is because they are full of antioxidants. As it happens, there are lots of studies right now that strongly suggest – and go a long way toward proving – that blueberries are actually quite magical. They can fight cellulite! Hey, they're tasty and good for you, so you might as well chow down!
5. Coffee Scrubs
You can also use all those old coffee grinds in your fight against cellulite. Evidently, if you lather up your legs using a mixture consisting of olive oil and coffee grinds, you can banish your cellulite. After lathering, you have to wrap your legs in plastic wrap, then wrap them up in a blanket and stay that way for about twenty minutes. The key is to make sure your legs stay really warm. Hmmm, this one really sounds interesting.
6. Take a Cold Shower
Cold showers are great for many things – and taking one is also a secret to banish cellulite, which I never even suspected. You don't have to make the entire shower cold. Once you've finished with your every day shower, just switch the temperature to cold for the last minute or so. That will cause your pores to get small, which can also make cellulite less noticeable.
7. Skin Brushing
Skin brushing is a great way to fight cellulite, especially if it's a dry brushing. You need to do it every day before you take a bath or a shower. What happens is that the brushing will stimulate the flow of blood and lymph in your body, in addition to getting rid of dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow. All three are extremely beneficial in the battle against cellulite.
I really hope you found these secrets to banish cellulite as helpful as I did. I know everyone says there's no way to really get rid of this stuff, but it's nice to know you can seriously minimize the damage. I have to say, though, talking about it makes me feel not quite so bad. Maybe that can happy for you, too! What is it about yourself that really makes you cringe?
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