Cellulite is formed when fat accumulates around our thighs, hips, butt, and abdomen. This results in the dimpling of your skin (resembling cottage cheese). It looks really unattractive and makes you very conscious of what you wear. This skin condition becomes highly visible when the connective cords holding the skin and muscles underneath produce a distinct fat layer in between, making a sandwich. The dimpling is caused due to the pushing of the excess fat onto the skin.
Cellulite isn’t very uncommon. A lot of women, especially those who are in their teens and middle age, are prone to it. It might sound a bit surprising, but genetics play an important part in the formation of cellulite. And it goes without saying that overweight people are more prone to it as compared to the healthier ones.
Ways to use Coconut Oil for Cellulite Removal
- Internal Consumption: Regular consumption of coconut oil will help to burn your fatty deposits and thereby clears cellulite internally. Consume 2 tablespoons of virgin organic coconut oil on daily basis. You can consume it directly (in the morning before workout) or use it in your cooking. Or simply mix coconut oil with beverages and other foods and have it.
- Application On Cellulite-Affected Areas: The topical application of coconut oil is the easiest way to get rid of cellulite. Massage virgin coconut oil every day on the cellulite-affected parts of your body. This oil gets absorbed by the human skin easily, and it breaks the fatty deposits in cells. It also nourishes the skin and makes it softer, smoother, and younger-looking.
- Dry Brush and Coconut Oil for Cellulite: This is a very popular method to remove cellulite. In this method, coconut oil is applied on the cellulite-affected skin areas. Then, the areas are massaged with a dry brush. For best results, choose a natural, preferably vegetable-based brush. Avoid using the ones made with artificial fibers. Applying coconut oil immediately after a hot shower and then rubbing your skin with a brush stimulates your body’s lymphatic system. This method further helps in eliminating toxins and fats accumulated in the cells by opening up the pores. Dry brushing also helps to get rid of dry skin on the kneecaps, elbows, and ankles. This ensures tighter skin and proper blood flow to all the organs.