Cellulite is where skin appears dimpled and also causes an “orange peel” impression to the skin. It usually occurs on hips, thighs, and buttocks. There are natural ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite such as exercising, eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and taking extra gelatin.
Why Cellulite Happens
Cellulite is also one of the more common unwelcome side-effects associated with pregnancy. It can anywhere on the body including breasts, upper arms or belly. Unfortunately, cellulite occurs more in females and during pregnancy. The hormonal changes or the diet followed may contribute and results in the formation of cellulite.
How to get rid of Cellulite after pregnancy
Below are some of the ways you may be able to get rid of or prevent post-pregnancy cellulite in a natural way. From doing the right exercises, to making some major changes in diet, to the use of creams like Revitol Cellulite cream, all of the methods are worth a try.
Burning calories and increasing muscle mass is a must when it comes to elimination or reduction of cellulite. Both strength training and weight training will prove helpful.
Aerobic exercises may help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Exercises that I recommend are:
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For more suggestions, read: Best Pregnancy Workouts For A Healthy Mom and Baby
How long should I exercise?
It's recommended to spend 30 minutes exercising at least 3-4 times/week . Of course, women who had a c-section should be sure to consult a doctor before resuming or beginning an exercise routine post-pregnancy.
Diet plays a pivotal role in the reduction of cellulite. Post-pregnancy too, every woman should follow a healthy, nutritious, and balanced diet. There is evidence that consuming salmon, omega-3 fatty acids, and fat-soluble vitamins are important for the body and can help to reduce cellulite. Also, avoid consuming processed and packaged beverages + drink lots of water and keep your body well hydrated.
You must have an healthy diet in order to reduce cellulite. It is highly advisable to consume foods that are rich in fiber and Vitamin C and give up on foods high in saturated fat. If needed, consult a dietitian for help with a proper diet.
- Cellulite Creams
Cellulite creams are also an effective way of reducing the appearance of cellulite. Not all creams can give you a permanent solution.
Another remedy that can help you reduce the appearance of cellulite is dry brushing, because it helps in stimulating blood and lymph flow in the body. Dry brushing opens up the pores on the skin. This is something that you must do in order to get rid of cellulite.
How to Dry Brush
Softly and gently brush the affected part of the body for at least 5 minutes at a time. Remember, don’t get the brush wet, and the bristles of the brush should be natural, soft, and non-synthetic.
Coffee scrubs are another effective method that can help in eliminating or reducing the appearance of cellulite.
How to make a coffee scrub
Mix dry coffee grounds with 2-3 tablespoons of sugar and about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients well and massage in to skin for several minutes.
Apply coffee scrub about 2-3 times a week, you could see results within a few weeks.
Collagen is a protein in our bodies responsible for keeping our joints healthy and skin young. Did you know that cellulite damages collagen within our skin?
According to Medical News Today, "taking supplementary collagen may help repair [damaged collagen] and other structures and boost metabolism within dermal cells".
You can add collagen easily to your diet by eating collagen gummies or including a tasteless collagen powder in your favorite smoothie or recipe.
Detox baths may help remove toxins that can lead to skin problems but it is really very important to keep our skin moisturized. Constantly adding toxins back to the skin in the form of chemical-laden beauty products probably doesn’t help much in reducing cellulite.
It is really very important to use a good quality moisturizer. It not only provides moisturizes but additionally reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Hydrating the body is very important as well, and the need for hydration cannot be overstated. Water does not only helps in the flushing of the fat being stored in the body (including cellulite) but it also helps in keeping all the nutrients circulating in the body.
Read How to Drink for Water During Pregnancy for additional tips
- Consuming Omega-3s
Consumption of the wrong kinds of fats leads to an imbalance of the fatty acid composition in the body. The body needs important fats for smooth skin and tissue, among many other things.
Consuming enough Omega-3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins can help reduce the appearance of cellulite over time. As mentioned before, Omega-3s and fat soluble vitamins are not only important for your skin but also helps in many other functions in the body, so it definitely doesn't hurt to try it.
In Closing on Pregnancy Cellulite
There are many natural and inexpensive ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite such as exercise, diet, cellulite creams, and supplements.
Some women consider Liposuction as a solution. Liposuction is invasive surgery when fat is extracted from areas of the body by injecting a small hose. It should be the last option and after all the other methods have failed. Liposuction is typically a costly method but is the most permanent of all the above mentioned methods.