While not a major health condition, cellulite can be an embarrassing problem that results in dimpled skin. Cellulite is most commonly found near the hips, thighs, and butt and the appearance of it is more prevalent in women because of the distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissue in their bodies. Having cellulite does not mean that one is overweight, though, because people of any age or weight can have cellulite too.
While there are plenty of cellulite treatments that promise amazing results, it’s important to not fall for the hype. Most of these treatments make false promises, and you are actually better off going the natural route to get rid of cellulite. Using coconut oil is a great way to reduce cellulite, but what makes it such a great tool for the job?
- Is easily absorbed by the body and helps to break down fatty deposits in cells
- Helps to improve thyroid function, which helps you maintain constant energy levels
- Exfoliates the epidermis (outer layer of cells) to boost blood and lymphatic flow, which boosts new skin cell production
- Boosts the fat-burning process and helps to burn cellulite
- Reduces overall cellulite and helps the skin look younger, smoother, and more beautiful
- Helps to speed up the metabolism and works to flush cellulite from the body
Applying virgin coconut oil topically helps to break down the fatty deposits in the skin. Massage the oil on the cellulite area(s) for a few minutes and leave it for a few hours or leave it on overnight. Repeat this process once daily.
Coconut & Essential Oil Mix
Mixing virgin coconut oil with essential oils works wonders if you are trying to get rid of cellulite. Use lavender or citrus essential oils to help dissolve excess fat that is stored under the top layers of your skin.
Regularly consuming coconut oil can help burn the fatty deposits in your body, which helps you naturally get rid of cellulite. Make sure that you are consuming organic, virgin coconut oil for best results. It is beneficial to consume 2 tablespoons a day and best to consume before you eat breakfast so it can jumpstart your metabolism.
Coconut Oil Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is a notorious natural remedy for getting rid of cellulite. Not only does dry brushing help to exfoliate the skin, but it is also helps to eliminate accumulated fats and toxins from skin cells, which helps to promote healthy circulation. Apply virgin coconut oil to the cellulite area and start brushing (with a stiff bristle brush) in a circular motion. Start near your ankles and work your way up to your hips, glutes, and arms. Avoid brushing around your neck and heart. Do this twice a day for best results.