Do you want to slim down for summer? Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done, especially when you’re dealing with cellulite.
Cellulite makes the skin look dimpled, puckered and lumpy, which can prevent you from looking your best in your favorite swimsuit. And for many, it seems like no amount of dieting or exercise can make the cellulite go away.
Luckily, there are things you can do to effectively deal with cellulite.
One popular home remedy for cellulite is the coffee scrub. According to fans of this method, the caffeine in the scrub shrinks the blood vessels in the skin, making it look tighter. Coffee scrubs can also spread out the fat deposits, and remove the liquid and fat that can give skin that lumpy appearance.
One simple coffee scrub recipe uses coffee grounds and olive oil. The two ingredients are combined and mixed together until they form a paste. The paste is applied to the problem area, and gently massaged into the skin in a gentle, circular motion for about five or ten minutes. Finally, warm water is used to rinse off the scrub.
To make a coffee and sugar scrub, combine coffee grounds and brown sugar, mixing them into a paste. The brown sugar will help to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. It will also exfoliate the skin, removing the dead skin cells that can make the skin look dull and lifeless.
Body contouring is a non surgical cellulite reduction technique. These treatments target problem areas where cellulite has appeared, like the hips, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. These areas are sculpted and reshaped, unsightly bulges and dimples are smoothed out, and the skin looks toned and firm.
According to Jeff Nourse, owner of Pure Med Spa, one of the most effective body sculpting techniques is called VelaShape. “The results are amazing,” Nourse says. “And you’ll start to see an incredible difference in just a few treatments.”
VelaShape uses a combination of Infrared Light Energy, Bi-Polar Radiofrequency, and Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to smooth out and reshape the skin. There is no surgery involved, so the procedure is safe and painless. And there is no downtime, so having VelaShape treatments won’t interrupt your life.
“The best part is you don’t have to wait long to start seeing results,” Jeff Nourse adds. “In fact, I’ve seen clients rave about how smooth and young their skin looks and feels after just four treatment sessions. And the more treatments they have, the better the results.”
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another popular home remedy for reducing the appearance of cellulite is apple cider vinegar. This cupboard staple can either be ingested, or applied to the skin directly.
To use apple cider vinegar as an oral remedy, you can simple add 2 tablespoons to a glass of water, and drink one glass of this mixture every day.
To use apple cider vinegar as a topical remedy, the recipe is simple.
* 3 parts apple cider vinegar
* 1 part massage oil
Once or twice a day, apply this mixture to your problem areas, and massage the mixture into the skin for five to ten minutes.
There are times when cellulite can seem unbeatable. But, by using these three methods, you can get rid of that lumpy, puckered skin, and wear your favorite swimsuit with confidence.