Don’t you wish your stubborn cellulite would just go away? Are you sick and tired of covering up at the beach or in public places, and wish you could find find a solution? Maybe you are getting desperate, and would do almost anything to banish cellulite for good? Bikini season always seems to be just around the corner, a time in which cellulite becomes a huge problem again for millions of women around the world. If this includes you, then try not to feel too bad, as there are many things that you can do to reduce cellulite right away, as well as avoid it in the future.
Like many women who have been able to overcome having cellulite, especially at the worst part of my life when I was most socially active, I’ve been there at the end of my rope. As with many things, rather than focusing on the elimination of something such as cellulite, I know it is actually a better idea to avoid putting yourself in this frame of mind. In other words, you should be thinking prevention…not cure. This will help prevent more frustration and will actually help inspire you to overcome it.
With this in mind, here are some expert tips that show you how to avoid cellulite.
- Improve your circulation. One of the best ways to avoid cellulite forming is to increase the blood flow around the main problem areas. For example, the thighs, buttocks, and hips are well known problem areas for cellulite, so you should pay special attention to these places. One way to improve the blood flow is by using a special cellulite cream or lotion on a daily basis. This could also be supplemented with skin brushing using a special brush usually only found at health spas.
- Keep hydrated. Did you know that becoming dehydrated on a regular basis is another cause of cellulite? For this reason, it’s highly recommended that you drink enough water multiple times throughout the day. In fact, many sources cite that you should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day, but you might need more if you live in a hot city or country or do a lot of exercise.
- Keep out of the sun. Alarmingly, some scientists have recognized a link between increased exposure to the sun and cellulite. This means that if you want to avoid cellulite now or in the future, then you should be mindful about sitting in the sun for too long, and try to avoid it at peak times.
- Look after your skin. Another way to reduce and avoid cellulite is to look after your skin. As an example, if you currently smoke, drink alcohol, and don’t eat enough vegetables and fruits, then there is a good chance that you are subjecting your skin to harmful toxins that end up causing cellulite. With this in mind, why not start treating your skin a little bit better? A good place to start is by drinking lots of water, as this helps to keep you hydrated and flushes nasty toxins out of your body. Give up the smoking if you can, and reduce alcohol consumption down to a minimum (maybe just a few drinks on the weekend). When it comes to vegetables and fruits, it’s a good idea to eat a wide range that include many different colors and flavors. If you’re having trouble locating fresh and organic produce at your local supermarket, then it might be a good idea to seek out a farm shop, as these usually sell quality fruits and vegetables packed full of essential vitamins and minerals.
- Take vitamins and eat the right nutrients. As you are no doubt aware, cellulite is caused by fat pushing through to the surface of your skin, and this is what causes the unsightly marks that so many women hate. Interestingly, you can go a long way to stopping this from happening by increasing the amount of “connective tissues” in your body. The best way to do this is by getting plenty of vitamins and minerals into a healthy diet, and even supplementing with a high quality multivitamin. Let’s face it, junk food has become more prevalent in recent years, and food giants such as McDonald’s and Burger King have recently posted record profits, which means it’s no surprise to learn that cellulite is on the increase. This means you should look to get rid of things like pizza, burgers, potato chips, and chocolate snacks out of your diet, and replace them with fresh and organic foods that don’t contain large amounts of salt, sugar, and saturated fat. For example, eating lean meats such as chicken and turkey, and fish such as salmon and cod, will give your body all of the protein it needs for increased energy and healthy fat loss. Not only that, but once you get your diet right, then expect to see an improvement in the cellulite department, and this will continue long into the future as long as you stick with it.
- Get active. Another way to avoid cellulite now and in the future is to get active. Studies have shown that people who live an inactive lifestyle are more prone to developing cellulite, especially on the legs. With this in mind, your main aim should be to get as active as possible by going to the gym or exercising at home. At the end of the day, just make sure you do something. Don’t be like the millions of people out there who sit at a desk all day and then follow that with sitting on the couch during the evening. For most working people it’s incredibly hard to get into an exercise routine as many jobs now involve sitting at a desk all day. After a boring day at work, a few hours on the sofa seems like an enticing thing to do. However, you must try and break out of the rut! Join a gym, buy a treadmill, start playing a sport, take up a kickboxing class…do whatever you need to do in order to get active and beat cellulite forever.
I hope you enjoyed this article about how to avoid cellulite. As you can see, you are not doomed to live the rest of your life with unsightly marks on your skin…you can do something about it. So let’s go!