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10 Natural Quick Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite

10 Natural Quick Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite

As bad as it looks, more or less every woman is embraced by cellulite. There are many factors that play roles in producing cellulite in bodies, especially that of the women. There is a common misconception that only obese women suffer from cellulite. This information is incorrect. Even slim ladies can have this dimpled presence of cellulite in certain body parts such as thigh, hips, and buttocks. Regardless of whether one is thin or fat, cellulite can appear for various reasons. Some of the main reasons are:

  • Total body fats
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of proper exercises
  • Hormone changes
  • Slow metabolism
  • Density and the color of the skin

There are many options to get rid of cellulite. Visiting the doctor and spending bag full of dollars in liposuction is one option. Another is buying expensive creams from the pharmacy. There are little verification that such treatments work permanently. But opting for a much cheaper and natural ways to get rid of cellulite is a win-win situation for all. Here are 10 natural quick ways to get rid of cellulite for your convenient.

1. Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

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    Coffee grounds are a good source of exfoliation. This scrub will assist to remove dead cells from the skin and produce new, healthy cells instead. Massaging this scrub will stimulate blood circulation, and can tighten the loose skin caused by cellulite.

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    • 1/4 cup coffee grounds
    • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil (if you don’t have coconut oil at home, replace it with extra virgin olive oil)
    • Mix everything together and form a paste. Use a little bit of this paste and firmly message for several minutes on the affected areas. Wash as usual. Don’t use it for more than 3 times per week. Continue this massage weekly until you get your desired results. Store the mixture in a airtight jar for further treatment.

    2. Apple Cider Vinegar To Get Rid Of Cellulite

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      Apple cider vinegar is a multi-purposeful solution to many complicated situations. Similarly, apple cider vinegar can be used to get rid of cellulite. The vinegar contains potassium, magnesium, minerals, and calcium. These chemical components decreases cellulite, eliminates toxins, and controls excess water around the thighs and stomach. Here’s how:

      • 1 part of apple cider vinegar
      • 2 parts of water
      • Few drops of honey
      • Mix the above ingredients, massage the mixture on the affected areas and leave for 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a day and continue till you are satisfied with the result.

      3. Hydrate Your Body With Water

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        Water is one component that can heal anything. Cellulite has toxins in it. Drinking adequate amount of water per day is sufficient enough to flush out toxins from the body, maintaining a healthy glow, and a stronger immune system. Add different flavorful ices into your water to add extra zeal to it.

        • Drink 2liters, or 8 glasses of water per day.

        4. Dry Brushing

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          Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate blood circulation around your body, brushes off dead skins, and helps to grow new cells on your skin. Dry brushing is one of the cheapest option to stimulate lymphatic drainage, and removes build-ups from the toxins in the body, thus, leaving your skin cellulite free, and glowing.

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          • Take a natural bristle brush and softly brush starting from your feet and stopping at your shoulders. You can also brush in a counter clockwise motion while brushing up, and especially on your stomach. Do it for five minutes, twice a day, and of course, before shower or before going to bed.
          • Make sure both the brush and your body remain dry during this massage.

          5. Juniper Oil To Help Get Rid Of Cellulite

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            Juniper essential oil is effective in reducing the fluid absorption in the body. Thus, it is very helpful in reducing cellulite as well.

            • 10 drops of juniper oil
            • 1/4 cup of olive oil
            • Mix the two oils and gently rub on the cellulite areas for 10 minutes.
            • Massage this oil mixture twice daily for a month. Your skin will be smoother and firmer than before.

            6. Daily Moisturizing Your Body

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              Daily moisturizing will assist in eliminating cellulite from your body, leaving your skin smoother, softer, and better. Regardless of the season, one should have the daily habit of moisturizing the body. Opt for natural ones rather than chemical infused lotions. The best natural moisturizing lotion can be found in coconut oil. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, it has anti fungal as well as antibacterial properties. Massaging this oil after shower will firm the skin, deleting cellulite, if done on a daily basis.

              • Take few drops of coconut oil and rub it on your entire body. Do this after shower. The wetness of the shower will lock in the coconut oil’s moisture in your body.

              7. Tangerine Oil

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                Another essential oil, tangerine, has a vital role in abolishing toxins from the body. Similar to other oils, tangerine oil also stimulates blood circulation and cutting down the fats, which eventually lead to cellulite.

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                • 5 drops of tangerine oil
                • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
                • Combine the two oils together and massage the affected areas for 10 minutes. Use this combination twice a day.
                • Avoid exposing to sunlight one hour after using this.

                8. A Diet Enrich In Omega-3

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                  Omega-3 contains fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins that helps to build a strong immune system, making the tissues and the skin smooth, eventually reducing cellulite over time. Taking proper portion of Omega-3 daily will result in a cellulite free body. Salmon contains Omega-3. If you don’t like to take fish, opt for Cod Liver Oil capsules or syrup. One teaspoon daily, or one capsule daily.

                  9. Seaweed

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                    Seaweed is also a natural exfoliator, similar to coffee grounds. Massaging a seaweed paste has benefits of activating proper blood circulation, eliminates toxins from the body, and improves the skin, making it smooth and cellulite free.

                    • 3 tablespoon of ground seaweed
                    • 1/4 cup of sea salt
                    • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
                    • Few drops of essential oil (your preferred one)
                    • Combine altogether and rub into the affected areas for 10 minutes before going to shower.
                    • Apply moisturizer later.
                    • Continue this once a week till you get your desired result.

                    10. Stable Hormones

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                      A  well balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle produce a stable hormone. And hormones are important not only to stay fit, but also to fight against cellulite. Add colors to your meal. Introduce varieties of vegetables, fresh fruit, lean meat, and fish. Sleep adequately, and drink plenty of water. Exercise properly, and stay anxiety-free. You will gradually and successfully get rid of cellulite.

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                      Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                      • (1) Research
                      • (2) Deciding the topic
                      • (3) Creating the outline
                      • (4) Drafting the content
                      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                      • (6) Revision
                      • (7) etc.

                      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                      2. Change Your Environment

                      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                      6. Get a Buddy

                      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                      Reality check:

                      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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