Dimples on the face are usually considered attractive, dimples on your thighs and buttocks, not so much. Cellulite is very common for women and has been for years. That’s why our grandmothers found ways to deal with it.
Cellulite shows up when a pocket of fat beneath the skin pushes on the connective tissue, creating a cottage cheese effect. Women are particularly prone to cellulite because their connective tissue is softer than that of men. Usually the troublesome bumps appear on the buttocks, hips and thighs. Try the following natural homemade treatments:
To make effective massage oil, pour a little more than ¾ cup of wheat germ oil over a handful of fresh ivy leaves and let steep for two weeks in a sealed container in a warm location. Strain and mix in 2 drops of rosemary oil. Rub into your trouble spots daily, using circular motions.
Other oils such as cinnamon, lavender, chamomile, clove, rosemary, and sandalwood, can be mixed with a base oil to create massage oil for cellulite patches.
Potatoes possess remarkable healing powers, including the ability to tighten your connective tissue. To take advantage of this, peel one raw potato and spread thin slices onto the skin affected by cellulite. Cover with cotton cloth and let work for 15 minutes.
Create your own mixture to tighten the subcutaneous tissue by boiling about 3 tablespoons ivy leaves in 1/2 liter of water for 2 minutes, then strain. Moisten cotton cloths with the cooled liquid and apply to the affected areas once a day for 20 minutes.
Massaging sea salt into your moist skin can also be effective. Do it after taking a shower, then rinse off with warm water.
Also remember, that diet and exercise are also key to preventing cellulite. First and foremost, people carrying excess pounds must slim down.
From: Natural Remedies for Healthy Living , The Readers Digest Association,2011