How To Get Rid of Cellulite

Do you struggle with fat or worse, cellulite – that ugly cottage cheese effect under the skin? In this blog post, I am going to tell you how to get rid of cellulite using essential oils. But, before we grab our essential oils and starting blending, we need to understand how cellulite got there in the first place so we can avoid it from coming back.

The causes of cellulite are:

  1. Slowing down of the body’s waste removal system.
  2. Hardening of the connective tissue.
  3. Water retention.
  4. Imprisonment of waste material.
  5. Lack of blood, lymph and water flow through cellular-pone areas.
  6. Toxic body and lifestyle.

As stated earlier, cellulite is a fat tissue that appears below the skin’s surface. People does not need to be overweight to have cellulite. In fact, skinny people can have some on their buttocks, breasts, thighs, and abdomen. Cellulite is a common term used to describe overfilled fat pockets right under your skin. These are fat cells that have become enlarged causing these cells to take up more space between the skin’s connective tissues than normal. The fat then expands these spaces resulting in the overlying skin dimpling, often called the orange peel effect.

It appears in ninety percent of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men. Common areas where cellulite is found, are the thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen. Cellulite causes many image problems and many women avoid wearing short skirts or shorts because of it.

Other causes of cellulite could be the following:

1. Genetics.

People who have close relatives that have cellulite are more prone to it. Studies show that almost 85% of women who have cellulite have relatives (mostly parents) affected by the same problem at least once in their lives.

2. Lack of exercise.

People who do not exercise need to tone their muscles to prevent cellulite formation. Saturated fats can block the arteries and get trapped in the tissue as well, preventing sufficient waste and toxin elimination. Following a cardiovascular program or strength training is one way in keeping cellulite away from the body. Walking, jogging, and swimming are also fun activities to avoid cellulite.

3. Poor eating habits.

Unhealthy food together with excess consumption of alcohol, caffeine or spicy foods are closely linked to cellulite formation. When a person takes in too much of these foods, the body loses its ability to flush the toxins they produce so they are stored in the fatty tissue. Experts recommend 8 glasses of water everyday instead of caffeine or alcoholic beverages.

4. Smoking.

Few people know that smoking is one of the causes of cellulite formation. It weakens the skin by constricting the capillaries and harms the connective tissue. As a result, the skin develops cellulite.

5. Medication.

Medication can disturb the body’s natural processes, disrupting the purification system that is naturally in place. Diet pills, sleeping pills and diuretics can all lead to cellulite; oral contraceptives, which increase the body’s estrogen, cause fat cells to enlarge, leading to water retention. Retaining water inhibits the body from flushing the system of toxins, leading to the formation of cellulite.

A surefire way to reduce or eliminate cellulite is through a healthy diet, consistent exercise, and enough water to remove the toxins from the body.

How To Get Rid of Cellulite

There are a lot of cellulite remedies in the market today. Some of them are the following:

Using this recipe with a carrier oil or a cream that contain minerals, herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils is one of the easiest ways on how to get rid of cellulite. This recipe will provide the needed moisture and increase the blood supply to remedy damaged and dehydrated cellulite-affected body parts. It does take time though before you will see results.

Cellulite is one of the biggest problems being faced by Americans today. However, using essential oils that increase circulation and help to remove trapped toxins beneath the skin will help you reduce and eliminate cellulite in no time at all! Try this recipe to help fight it and get a body beautiful in no time.

Cellulite Massage Oil

What You Will Need:

2 tablespoons Almond oil
1/2 teaspoon Jojoba oil
1/2 teaspoon Carrot oil
14 drops Geranium essential oil
6 drops Lemongrass essential oil
4 drops Cypress essential oil

What To Do:

  1. You need a 1 ounce glass jar with a tight fitting cover.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the jar and shake vigorously to combine.
  3. After taking a shower or bath, pat the skin dry.
  4. Using circular movements, massage a small amount of the oil on cellulite affected areas.
  5. Use approximately 1/4 to a 1/2 teaspoon, depending on the size of the area you are treating.

Here are some of the products I have tried: