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8 Best Home Remedies for Cellulite

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Cellulite seems to be one of those problems that plagues many women these days. Based on the number of times cellulite remedies appear in women’s magazines, websites, and blogs, I’m guessing that this is a problem we still haven’t solved.

Most sources agree that the dimpled appearance of cellulite occurs due to problems/imbalance in the connective tissue and fat in a person’s body, but there are many theories about what may cause this imbalance. It seems that hormones, diet, lifestyle and genetics all play a role but are not absolutes. While those who are overweight tend to have a higher chance of getting cellulite, many thin women complain of it as well.

1. Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil is used traditionally to moisturize the skin in many parts of the world. It has proven antiseptic properties and contains medium-chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid which helps fight bacteria. Monolaurin, a by-product of coconut, was able to inhibit both gram positive and gram negative bacteria isolated from skin infections.

Both virgin coconut oil and monolaurin have shown significant antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, and so, have been recommended for the treatment of dermatitis (6). Coconut oil is also soothing for the skin and has healing properties.

  • Apply coconut oil on the affected area.
  • Leave it on for a few hours and then wash it off.
  • Reapply several times a day until the problem is resolved.

2. Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, making it beneficial for a lot of health and beauty issues, including cellulitis.

  • To take advantage of tea tree oil as one of effective home remedies for cellulitis, you should take these steps:
  • Take a cotton swab to moisten and put 1-2 drops of tea tree oil on the swab.
  • Dab it over your infected areas and rinse it off with cool water after several hours
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