Beat Cellulite Naturally

Is cellulite getting you down? Well it doesn’t have to! There are ways to naturally reduce this very common beauty woe.

Cellulite affects men and women of all ages, shapes and size – contrary to popular belief. Cellulite isn’t necessarily linked to being over-weight, so before we go any further, stop beating yourself up! This condition actually occurs at some point for around 90% of women, so you are far from alone.

But cellulite does not have to be forever. There are some very simple remedies that you can do for yourself at home – get started today and before your know it your dimples will be long gone.

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What Causes Cellulite?

Although cellulite is still somewhat of a mystery, there are a few theories, which seem pretty likely to be the case.

  • Lifestyle

    Smoking, lack of exercise or sitting/standing in one position for long periods at a time are all factors to consider.

  • Hormones

    Many believe estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process.

  • Clothing

    Wearing certain types of clothing on a regular basis can contribute to cellulite. This includes anything (particularly underwear) that has very tight elastic.

  • Diet

    Certain fats, too much salt or too little fibre in your diet could be the cause of cellulite

  • Genes

    Genetics play a large role in the formation of cellulite. This may occur as slow metabolism, poor circulation and the way in which your body distributes it’s fat under the skin

How Can You Beat Cellulite Naturally?

Here at Tabitha James Kraan, we’re all for keeping things natural, whether that’s what we put into our hair products, what we eat or what we use in our beauty routines. There are many natural and effective ways to beat cellulite – Here’s a few to get you started:

Dry Skin Brushing

One of the most effective ways to diminish the appearance of cellulite is to give your skin a good brushing! By doing this, you will increase blood flow to your more ‘sluggish’ areas, help your lymphatic system to drain unwanted toxins from your body, boost cell renewal and even improve digestion and kidney function. Read our blog on dry-skin brushing to find out how you can use this simple (and very enjoyable!) beauty ritual to benefit you.

Detox Bath

Treat yourself to a regular, relaxing 30 minute baths, soaking in this homemade detox blend:

  • 1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Favorite essential oil (optional)

Up Your Omega 3s!

Too much of the wrong kind of fat can lead to cellulite, but a lack of the fats you do need can also cause an imbalance which leads to uneven skin texture.

Pop to your local health food shop and stock up on flaxseed oil, fish oil or omega 3 capsules. Better yet, start including more of it in your daily diet: Oily fish, walnuts, basil and peppers will all provide a good, healthy dose.