Most of us ladies have some degree of cellulite. Once it’s there, it’s pretty much impossible to get rid of. The good news is that you can actually minimize its appearance so you feel better about how you look. According to experts, morning is a prime time to target your cellulite. Chances are you have more energy for it and can incorporate it into your morning routine. Here’s how to get it done just right.
1. Drop Those Last Few Pesky Pounds
You won’t entirely get rid of cellulite by losing weight, but experts at Shape magazine say that slimming down a bit can mask the appearance of it. You can do this by making healthy diet and exercise choices. Of course, it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting a new weight loss regime. Starting your morning with healthy habits can help you make them all day long.
2. Massage Lotion into Affected Areas
Massage boosts blood flow, which can create a smoother look to your legs and butt, which is where most women have cellulite. When you apply your morning lotions and potions, take a few extra minutes to really massage it into your body. Over time, the increase in blood flow can keep cellulite from ruining your entire day.
3. Do Leg Moves to Tone Your Muscles
Many experts will tell you that toning and shaping your leg muscles can help keep cellulite from being so obvious. Ideally, you should be doing two 20-minute strength training workouts each week. At each session, include moves for your legs, such as squats, lunges and leg raises, to help shape your entire leg, smoothing the surface and creating the muscle definition you crave. You can get up that much earlier, right?
4. Get Yourself a Safe Fake Tan
Tanning beds and extreme sun exposure can be detrimental to your health, but it’s no secret that great glow can really go a long way toward masking cellulite. You don’t want to compromise your health, but using a good quality tanning cream or tinted body lotion can help you get the results you want without the dangers of skin cancer. Apply the product first thing before you get dressed and build it up each morning until you get the color you want.
5. Create a Well Rounded Meal Plan
Part of losing weight is eating healthy, but the right foods can also enhance the health of your skin and muscles, helping you hide cellulite underneath. Experts recommend eating a good mixture of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein to support a healthy body and prevent cellulite from ruining the day. When you wake up have a veggie omelet with fruit salad and a slice of 100% whole wheat toast and you’re well on your way to a cellulite-free day.
6. Drink Lots of Water in the Morning and All Day Long
Think about this – when you wake up in the morning, you have just gone many hours without a drink. Your body naturally needs some hydration, stat. Chug plenty of water upon waking up and continue the habit all day. Dried out and dehydrated skin can exacerbate the appearance of cellulite so it makes sense that staying hydrated helps keep skin plump, helping to hide the cellulite.
7. Wake up Only after 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep
Adequate amounts of sleep can help you hide cellulite when you get up in several ways. It helps promote healthy skin, which can mask the bumps. It also helps control appetite so you won’t overeat. Finally, studies show that getting enough sleep can actually help prevent cellulite from appearing in the first place and minimizing what’s already there. What better reason for a good night’s sleep than that?
8. Say Yes to Cardio
Cardio is absolutely crucial if you're trying to get rid of cellulite. So put on your running shoes, strap on your fitness tracker, and get started! Brisk walking, running, cycling, hiking are all great forms of cardio. Of course, if these sound boring to you, there's always dancing!
9. Reduce Your Sodium Intake
Experts say that the saltier your food, the more your fat cells swell and the more pronounced your cellulite becomes. So reduce your sodium intake and opt instead for whole grain foods and plenty of fiber.
10. Try Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is an amazing way to get rid of cellulite! It improves blood circulation and aids in lymphatic drainage, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite. So don't forget to add dry brushing to your morning beauty routine.
Do you suffer from cellulite? Which of these is going to become part of your mornings?