The 8 Best Natural Remedies for Cellulite Reduction

What if I told you that I had the cure for cellulite? Would you believe me? I wish that I did, but the sad fact is that there is no cure. Not yet, anyway. Almost every woman in this world will suffer from cellulite at some point in their life. If you are the exception, then you are very lucky.

When we first began looking for a permanent remedy for cellulite, we quickly found that there was none. This did not force us to give up the search, and eventually, we found that there were many natural remedies to lessen the effects of cellulite.

As we all age, the effects of cellulite get worse and worse. The small deposits of fat, which push up through our connective tissue, create those unsightly pumps and lumps under our skin. The fact that we lose muscle as we age does not help. So, what can we do?

We have the best natural options for you. Not only are they proven to fight cellulite, but they are also friendly on your wallet, too.

1. Healthy Diet and Exercise

We all hate to hear it, but a good diet and some exercise can do wonders for everything. The hard part is actually doing it. If you eat well, you can maintain a healthy weight. With less fat to push up through the connective fibers, you have less cellulite appearing. [1]

Combine this with some strength training. Stronger muscle fibers mean less fat being able to push its way through. Less fat and more muscle can do wonders for your life, and for your cellulite. To kick-start your cellulite blasting exercise routine, check out our article with the 5 best exercises for getting rid of cellulite fast.

Healthy Diet and Exercise

2. Foam Rolling

When you use foam-rolling massage, you are softening up and breaking up the fibrous bands of connective tissue which can be responsible for cellulite appearing. Lymphatic massage, which is similar to foam-rolling massage, has been shown to soften the tissue. [2] The boost in circulation helps to keep collagen and elastin from breaking down. This keeps your tissues soft and strong.

Foam Rolling

3. Dry Brushing

Exfoliation also increases blood flow in your skin. The increased blood flow also helps to treat inflammation. If you use a natural-bristled brush, you can do it yourself. Start at your feet and work up your legs, always brushing upwards.

To help you get started, check out our review of the best anti-cellulite massagers on the market.

4. Seaweed

We love to eat seaweed and were happy to hear about the powerful ways in which is can attract toxins and help to flush them out of your body. Seaweed is also packed with iodine, which is great for your thyroid and controlling your hormones (a factor in cellulite). [3] Feel free to eat as much as you want or have a luxurious soak in a seaweed bath.

Seaweed

5. Caffeine

We were also very happy to hear that our morning cup of coffee could be helping us to fight cellulite. Drinking coffee may have an effect and using coffee in a rub can help to lessen the effects when used to treat an area of cellulite, but green tea is where the magic is. The anti-inflammatory catechins can stimulate your nervous system, give you more energy and help to break down fat. We are going to continue drinking coffee in the morning, but we may add a cup of green tea too.

Coffee

6. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne can be spicy. If you have ever had a lot in a mouthful, then you know that it is not only your mouth which gets hot, but your body gets hot too, and you can often start sweating. This heat can boost your metabolism and digestive system. [4] The testing is ongoing, but there is a lot to suggest that your metabolism is related to the appearance of cellulite. A better metabolism means less fat build up, so either way, it is a win-win.

Cayenne Pepper

7. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has gained a lot of traction lately and is being touted as a superfood. Coconut oils is a great oil for using as a base for a moisturizing cream. Juniper is also great at fighting cellulite, and the combination of two makes for a formidable opponent in the cellulite fight. Coconut oil helps to make skin more flexible and juniper is great for getting rid of toxins.

Coconut Oil

8. Water

Water is essential to life. It is also great for lessening the effects of cellulite. The best thing you can do to improve your overall health is to drink lots of water through the day. Water helps to improve your circulation, decrease inflammation, promotes muscle growth, and helps with weight loss. Water can also help with the tightness and smoothness of your skin. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Check out this video from Dr. Axe, where he shares some extra tips for cellulite removal at home:

A Friendly Reminder

Natural remedies are great, and the remedies on our list will not do any harm. In fact, most of them will improve your overall health. What we cannot guarantee is a permanent remedy for cellulite. We are confident that our remedies will lessen the effects, and it may even look as if your cellulite is gone, but every body is different, and we cannot predict how the remedies will work for you. Cellulite is so common that it would be hard to find a woman you know who does not have cellulite. If you cannot get rid of your cellulite, then do not stress. You are not alone.

Jeanette Lynn
 

Jeanette has been a professional massage therapist since 1998. She devotes her life to helping those who suffer from musculoskeletal pain. She's also a Pilates instructor and has a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN).

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