I love my thighs, I do. Aging, however, has made me take a second look at the skin. It seems like the cellulite-related dimples have increased a bit. I still have my beach body; I simply want to give it back the strong, sexy and beautiful skin that was there 10 years ago.
As you know, cellulite is caused by fat that builds ups deep down in your innermost layering. As your connective tissue fibers push down on it, this restricts the flow of blood causing your fat cells to become engorged, and that is when we start to notice it.
I have discovered a simple home remedy for cellulite. Ladies, brace yourselves and start relying on the power of the anti-cellulite massage! After all, no one looks good with a cottage cheese-like ass in a bikini.
The Benefits of Anti-Cellulite Massages
- The buildup of fatty tissue underneath the skin and the loss of collagen work together to create that cottage cheese-like skin. It certainly is fat from aesthetically pleasing, but a daily massage could be an efficient and a cheap solution.
- A firm massage can break the fatty deposit up. At the same time, you will be doing something great for improving circulation. Better circulation reduces the ability of the body to continue storing fat in the same spots.
- Finally, an anti-cellulite massage will also stimulate the functioning of the lymphatic system. Cellulite and toxin buildups go hand in hand. Making it easier for the body to eliminate waste will also help you get rid of that unsightly cellulite once and for all.
- We try and be as healthy as possible, but there is always going to be a certain number of toxins that need to be filtered out of your body.
Your lymphatic system manages this waste-control and giving yourself a good massage can help repair and rejuvenate that system so not only will your lymphatic work better, but your skin will look better too.
How to Give Yourself the Best Anti-Cellulite Massage
The anti-cellulite massage is quite different from the relaxing, pampering treatments you have probably gotten to enjoy in the past.
It needs to be a little bit firmer but I promise you this – your thighs and buttocks will love the results.
1Use a Natural Oil
Proper lubrication is essential for such massages. You can use any kind of lube on your skin or use this homemade anti cellulite cream and natural oils happen to be one of the safest, most efficient possibilities. All you have to do is rub some into your cellulite zones and remember, a little goes a long way.
Coconut oil is delicious, and your skin will find it yummy, as well. Avoid cosmetics that get absorbed by the skin quickly. You need the oiliness to protect your skin during the massage.
2The Correct Motion
Start with the cellulite areas that are furthest away from your heart and move towards it. Apply pressure and move your fingers in small circles up your thighs.
The motion towards the heart is essential for stimulating better circulation and lymph drainage. You will probably feel quite weird at first, but you will get used to it.
Massage each trouble zone for 3-5 minutes before moving on to the next.
3Give Yourself a Little Squeeze
Squeezing your skin between your fingers will reveal any bit of fat that is trying to hide and persevere.
The inner thighs will usually have some fatty deposit that will be difficult to see without squeezing the skin. If you make a discovery in this area, you will need to perform the massage there, as well.
By giving such areas a good anti-cellulite massage, you will be reducing the risk of having them turn into yet another dimpled disaster area.
4Time for a Gentle Pat Down
After applying a bit of pressure to the skin, it is time to go into a gentler mode.
Pat down your skin in a delicate, relaxed manner. Run your hands down the length of your freshly-massaged skin. This way, you will be stimulating circulation even further and help get those lymph nodes working. Most professional massage sessions end this way for a reason.
The anti-cellulite massage is quite simple, and you will soon get the hang of it. Give your skin the treatment on a daily basis, and the results will beat anything that you will ever achieve through the use of anti-cellulite creams or gels.