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I have a confession. I’ll be turning 30 in 2 months, and I am noticing cellulite on the back of my thighs. Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of, but I see it as my body telling me that it needs to get more active, as well as needing to take better care of the skin in that area. I am a mom of 3, I’ve put on some extra weight, and I do not exercise, which in return has caught up with me. Today I’ll be sharing some products that I started using to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, as well as prevent any future cellulite without needing to go into an office for any expensive treatments.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.
How To Help & Prevent Cellulite
- Exercise: Helps to tone muscle and tighten the skin, which in return reduces the appearance of cellulite.
- Caffeine scrubs & creams: Caffeine is awesome! It dehydrates cells making the cellulite less noticeable . It is best to use the caffeine product everyday.
- Dry Brushing: I had never heard of dry brushing, but once I tried it, I was HOOKED! I purchased a dry brush from EcoTools and use it once a day. Not only does dry brushing help remove dead skin cells, it also improves circulation. Extra blood flow helps plump the skin in that area, reducing the appearance of the lumpy cellulite areas, and because it removes a dead layer of skin, the products that you use are able to be absorbed better, which leads to better results also.
- Essential Oils: Rosemary, Lemongrass, Carrot seed, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Juniper, Celery seed, and Geranium are known to help dissolve cellulite when diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the skin.
Products That Help Reduce Cellulite
- Majestic Pure Cellulite Massage Oil: This oil helps to sooth and firm skin while increasing the health of your skin with improved elasticity. I love massaging this in while my skin is damp after the shower. It has a really nice citrus scent to it too! Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Geranium Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Oil, Grapefruit Oil make this all natural product well worth it, and effective.
- Borika Body Coffee & Coconut Scrub: This body scrub smells like pure Heaven if you are a coffee addict like me. I take a handful of this scrub while I’m in the shower, and apply it to the back of my thighs rubbing in a circular motion. It’s helping to remove dead skin, as well as release antioxidants and vitamins into the skin. I let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing to really soak in the benefits. I follow with the Majestic Pure Cellulite Massage Oil.
- Pur~lisse Coconut Oil & Coffee Sugar Body Scrub: I like to switch up between this and the Borika scrub. This scrub smells like a coffee shop which is always a plus, and leaves the skin nicely moisturized and reinvigorated, reducing cellulite.
- Majestic Pure Argan Oil: Argan Oil has a high content of Vitamin E which makes it awesome to fight against cellulite as well as stretch marks.
- Eco Tools DryBody Brush: The best dry brush I have ever used! It is not harsh, and I love that it has a band across the top to secure your hand. All you have to do is brush in an upwards motion before showering.
- Wonder Therapy Coffee Scrub Cream Vanilla Coconut: This is more of a recent purchase of mine. It contains a blend of essential oils that are perfect for fighting cellulite.
I still have a long way to go before I see my cellulite completely disappear, but the key is to stay consistent with these products, and tips.
What do you use to help fight the appearance of cellulite? Let me know in a comment!
Thanks for reading!