What is cellulite?
Cellulite is body fat pushing against the connective tissues of your skin, creating the ugly dimpling of the skin (resembling cottage cheese). While there are many treatments available one of the easiest is using coconut oil.
Cellulite is very common, but more so in women than men. It is found most often around thighs, hips, butt, and abdomen. Cellulite effects people in their teens and older. Anybody can have cellulite and it is only a problem if it bothers you to have it. Continue reading this article to learn 5 ways to use coconut oil to remove cellulite.
5 Effective ways to reduce cellulite with coconut oil
1. Consuming Coconut Oil Daily
No matter how strange this may sound, if you consume coconut oil daily you can actually reduce cellulite. Start by taking two or three teaspoons of coconut oil before working out which will speed the process of ketosis or fat burning.
The coconut oil creats more energy in the body and at the same time increases the metabolic rate which helps burn calories faster. It also keeps your body pepped up and energetic which will make your gym sessions more effective.
The coconut oil helps flush out toxins and stored body fats which helps in reducing or eliminating cellulite from the body. When complimented with a proper diet and exercise program you can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
2. Apply Coconut Oil To Your Body
Another way to get the benefits of coconut oil and reduce cellulite is to use it as a lotion or body oil daily. You can uses it as a full body oil or apply it to just the affected areas. Slightly warming the oil and applying it in a massaging motion helps the coconut oil to be absorbed by the skin.
This technique will help break up the fatty deposits and create a smoother, younger and softer appearance.
3. Dry Brushing And Coconut Oil
This is a popular method used throughout the world. Apply a generous amount of coconut oil to the affected areas, then using a dry brush massage the area for sometime which will help smooth out the cellulite.
The correct way to start is to take a hot shower then start the massage while the pores are still open. First target the higher lymph node areas like the armpits and groin and then move on to the outer parts of the body.
Dry brushing helps improve circulation, tightening the epidermis and also breaks up the toxins helping to reduce the cellulite. Drink plenty of water before beginning the message to remove the toxins faster. If this method is done on a daily basis significant results will be seen in a months time.
The Perfect Way To Dry Brush
Slather your body well with coconut oil. Now, brush your body in circular motions, starting from feet and then to legs, chest, abdomen, and arms. Make sure you brush counterclockwise on your stomach. Brush in long sweeps and totally avoid going all back and forth. Try not to scrub too hard as it may cause redness and burns.
The best time for a dry brush is just before taking a shower. This way, you can easily wash off the excess oil. You can make use of this technique twice a day.