Do you know what just isn’t fair? Losing 90 lbs. and still having cellulite. While my weight-loss journey has brought me to the happy destination I like to call lifelong maintenance, I haven’t even started working on cellulite…mainly because I always believed it was a naturally occurring phenomenon and that those “cellulite removal” products were scams. But my favorite doc on television was just talking about a few strategies to naturally reduce those annoying orange-peel dimples, and fortunately, they look pretty easy and inexpensive to add them to my routine.
Water, water everywhere—drink more water and eat water-dense produce like radishes, carrots, strawberries, cucumbers and cantaloupe.
Caffeine cream—We sell a raw and natural product here at Vitacost.com called Cellulite Butter that’s packed with caffeine, and also contains ingredients like orange butter and almond oil. I just opened my first bottle and I can’t tell yet whether it’s working, but I can say it’s a very nice product. It feels light, rubs in easily and smells very nice, too, a little bit minty—no “eau de old lady” like you get with other products!
Body brushing—Take a regular old body brush you’d use to exfoliate the skin and use it in an upward motion for five minutes pre-shower. Make sure it’s not too soft (it won’t be effective) or too rough (this shouldn’t feel like self-abuse.) Earth Therapeutics makes one that has just the right amount of “necessary roughness,” and I like the extra-long handle since I find it very hard to reach the areas where I need it most with the ones I’ve seen in the store!
These strategies might work for some people better than others…I sure hope they work for me! I figure after years of hard work in the kitchen as well as the gym, I owe it to myself to try!
Have you had any luck with reducing cellulite? Comment below or tweet me at @AnitasJourney!