Dimples on the face are usually considered attractive, dimples on your thighs and buttocks, not so much. Cellulite is common for women and some men, and has been for years, that’s why our grandmothers found ways to get rid of it.
Cellulite shows up when a pocket of fat beneath the skin pushes on the connective tissue, creating a cottage cheese effect. Women are particularly prone to cellulite because their connective tissue is softer than that of men. Usually the troublesome bumps appear on the buttocks, hips, and thighs. Try the following natural homemade treatments:
To make an effective massage oil pour a little more than ¾ cup wheat germ oil over a handful of fresh ivy leaves and let steep for two weeks in a sealed container in a warm location. Strain and mix in 2 drops of rosemary oil. Rub into your trouble spots daily, using a circular motion.
Other oils can be mixed with the base oil including cinnamon, lavender, chamomile, clove, rosemary, and sandalwood for making massage oil.
Potatoes possess remarkable healing powers, including the ability to tighten your connective tissue. To take advantage of this peel a raw potato and spread thin slices on the skin affected by cellulite. Cover with a cotton cloth and let it work for 15 minutes.
Create your own mixture to tighten the subcutaneous tissue by boiling 3 tablespoons ivy leaves in one-half cup (1/2 liter) water for 2 minutes, then strain. Moisten cotton cloths with the cooled liquid and apply to the affected areas once a day for 20 minutes.
Massaging sea salt into moist skin can also be effective. Do it after taking a shower, then rinse off with warm water.
Remember that diet and exercise are key to preventing cellulite. First and foremost, people carrying excess pounds should try to slim down.
From: Natural Remedies for Healthy Living , The Readers Digest Association,2011
Edited 8/11/14 SCD