How to get rid of cellulite

Written by c. giles | 13/05/2017
How to get rid of cellulite
Cellulite is dimpled skin, common on a woman's upper thighs and bottom. (sitting on the beach image by Bube from

Cellulite is dimpling of the skin, most commonly on the thighs and bottom, caused by fatty deposits under the skin's surface. Both women and men can be affected by cellulite, although it is far more common in women. There are many creams and lotions on the market claiming to get rid of cellulite, and while these may help to smooth the skin, unfortunately there are no such magical cures. There are, however, many natural, inexpensive steps you can take to help get rid of your cellulite.

How to get rid of cellulite
Replacing junk food with healthier options can help reduce cellulite. (Vector Illustration of Junk Food image by nezezon from

Cut out all processed and junk food from your diet. Opt for lean meats and healthy fats, fresh fruit and vegetables. Replace sugary sweets with healthier alternatives, such as organic chocolate.

How to get rid of cellulite
Brown or wholemeal bread is healthier than white bread. (bread image by Maria Brzostowska from

Replace simple carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta and rice with brown or wholemeal varieties.

How to get rid of cellulite
Drinking water helps keep the body healthy, which in turn improves skin tone. (Girl proposing a bottle of water image by Mykola Velychko from

Drink lots of water to maintain a healthy digestive system. Staying hydrated makes it easier for the body to break down fat cells. Government guidelines recommend eight glasses of water per day.

How to get rid of cellulite
Running is one form of exercise thought to help eliminate cellulite. (daily exercise. image by mdb from

Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Running, biking, Rollerblading and speed walking are all effective activities that don't cost anything. Include some aerobic weightlifting to tone specific body parts, such as the arms and legs, which will help improve skin tone.

How to get rid of cellulite
Yoga has many health benefits, including improving skin tone. (yoga image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

Take up yoga, which can increase circulation, tone the body and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

How to get rid of cellulite
Use a body brush after your bath or shower. (Body Brush image by bluefern from

Dry brush your skin with a dry body brush after every bath or shower to help with circulation and improve skin quality. Use fast, circular movements, brushing towards the heart.


Smoking is known to affect circulation; stopping smoking will also help get rid of cellulite.

If you are not sure about the quality of your tap water, use a water filter to purify it before drinking.


If you have any health concerns, always consult your doctor before embarking on a new diet and fitness programme.

Things you need

  • Daily supply of fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Filtered tap or mineral water
  • Body brush

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