What can be done against cellulite problems

Cellulite Remedies

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Cellulite is the bane of many women who bemoan their “cottage cheese thighs” and saggy bottoms. Professional treatments and products abound, but some are costly and have potential side effects. If you prefer all-natural treatments,

a few options exist. It’s important to remember that even the most effective treatments generally only reduce the appearance of cellulite for short periods of time, rather than rid you of the actual problem. Consult your doctor before attempting any treatments for cellulite, because even herbal remedies may cause side effects or drug interactions.


Cellulite shows itself as dimpled, loose skin on the thighs, buttocks and hips. The condition stems from age-related loose skin externally and a buildup of fat deposits under the skin’s surface. This combination of the loss of elasticity and the push-pull of fat cells muscle cords leads to the dimpled skin surface known as cellulite. Water retention can also “plump up” the appearance of cellulite.


Some professional treatments may deliver more dramatic cellulite reduction than natural cures, but carry health risks and heavy price tags. Laser therapy offers deeply penetrating, precision cellulite treatment, but requires several weeks of twice-weekly sessions and only last about six months. And liposuction is expensive and generally ineffective for cellulite, MayoClinic.com notes. Another potential treatment, mesotherapy, involves an injection of drugs, herbs, minerals, vitamins, hormones and enzymes under the skin. This treatment is also potentially expensive and carries a risk of infection and allergic reactions as well.


Massage represents the best natural strategy for temporarily breaking up the fatty deposits under your skin, according to MayoClinic.com. Massage may also reduce the appearance of the cellulite by improving circulation, which enables the release of toxins and excess fluids. Your massage therapist will likely recommend either vigorous hand massage or a type that uses electronic rollers to deeply work the skin. Natural beauty author Jeanne Rose suggests a multi-step self treatment that involves brushing your skin with a loofah, soaking in an herbal “detox” bath and vigorously massaging your body using a vinegar friction rub.

Herbal Soaks

The herbs and essential oils Rose recommends for an herbal bath are geared to releasing toxins and increasing circulation. She suggests making an herbal infusion by steeping 4 oz. herbs in 2 qt. of just-boiled water. Lemon peel, lavender, juniper berries, seaweed fronds and rosemary all may be effective at improving cellulite, according to Rose. Let the water cool slightly and add 3 drops each of juniper, rosemary and lemon essential oils. Pour this herb and oil infusion into the bath and soak for 20 minutes. Epsom salts also may help by allowing you to sweat out impurities.

Herbal Tea

Certain herbs may help you rid your body of excess water weight and toxins, temporarily making cellulite less prominent. Rose suggests a tea made from a blend of plants that have diuretic properties. These include parsley, celery tops, cherry stems, fennel seeds, corn silk, blackberry leaf and dandelion. Use 1/4 cup herbs to 1 qt. water, and sip several glasses of the chilled or warm tea throughout the day, one day a week.

Natural Supplements

Opinions differ on the efficacy of herbal supplements to treat cellulite. Some botanicals used in anti-cellulite formulas include circulation-boosting fish, borage and evening primrose oils, ginkgo biloba and red clover extract, according to Huntington College of Health Sciences. Fat-burning or fat-blocking botanicals used in cellulite supplements include dandelion, yerba mate and grape seed extract.

[From the Health Remedies excerpts   AWHW]

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