If you’re suffering from cellulite during pregnancy, then you’re certainly not alone. This frustrating skin condition can affect anyone at anytime, but it seems to become especially persistent throughout pregnancy – much to the dismay of millions of women around the world.
Fortunately, there are several useful tricks that can help to reduce the development of cellulite, as well as mask the overall appearance of this condition.
In this post, we’re going to share a variety of proven techniques for getting rid of cellulite during pregnancy. With no further introduction, let’s get straight to the tips we have for you…
Tip 1 – Eat an unprocessed, alkaline diet
One of easiest ways to reduce the development of cellulite is to eat a healthier diet that’s mostly comprised of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. Ultimately, healthier foods will help to ‘draw out’ the accumulation of toxins that are hiding within those fatty tissue cells that cause the cellulite to occur.
It’s believed that alkaline rich fruit and vegetables can go a long way towards balancing out the acidic nature of these toxins, which ultimately ensures an improvement in overall skin texture and tone. Of course, eating healthy is also recommended for keeping your unborn child strong and healthy – so improving your diet is always a win / win situation.
Tip 2 – Drink more fluids
Keeping yourself thoroughly hydrated is essential throughout a pregnancy, but did you know that drinking more water can also help to reduce cellulite? By consuming plenty of fluids, your body will find it easier to flush out those dreaded toxins that can lead to cellulite.
What’s more, keeping yourself hydrated helps to keep your skin looking fresh and plump, rather than being dried out, lumpy, and ‘aged’ looking. If you struggle to drink enough water each day – then it’s worth making it one of your main goals for the coming week. With enough focus and attention, you’ll remember to drink more water, and you’ll certainly start to notice the benefits this can provide.
Tip 3 – Cut out the salt
Another factor that plays an important role when it comes to hydration is salt. Did you know that salt is highly acidic in nature? Of course, most people are aware of the dehydrated properties of salt, too. But when you combine the dehydration factor with the highly acidic nature of salt, you’ll soon understand why salt is the ultimate villain when it comes to reducing cellulite.
In general, aim to reduce your salt intake by eating healthier foods, and try not to add any salt to your cooking. Your body will naturally acquire plenty of salt through a balanced and varied diet, so there’s certainly no reason to add more on purpose – especially if you’re trying to avoid cellulite during pregnancy.
Tip 4 – Use skin brushing and massage techniques
Perhaps one of the most popular (and effective!) ways to treat cellulite that’s already formed is to use a special ‘skin brush’ across the skin that’s already been affected by cellulite. These brushes are available in most health stores (or online), and they work incredibly well.
All you need to do is move the brush across your skin in a circular motion, taking your time to cover the entire surface area of our buttocks and thighs. If you indulge in this activity just a few times a week, you’ll soon begin to notice the reduction of cellulite deposits across the surface of your skin, and it only takes a few minutes to see results.
What’s more, you can also try stimulating your lymphatic system through special massage techniques that also make good use of a cellulite skin brush. A quick search on YouTube will show you a variety of useful techniques to try – and while it’s natural to be skeptical at first – you’ll be shocked and delighted by how well your skin may respond to this technique, especially if the cellulite has only formed recently.
Tip 5 – Get some exercise
Working out too strenuously is often something women avoid while pregnant, but there’s no denying that maintaining a regular workout routine can help to keep the cellulite at bay. The sweat produced from exercise can help to cleanse the skin and expel any toxins lying beneath, and the additional toning of the underlying muscle tissue will also help to diminish the appearance of cellulite as well.
Overall, it’s very wise to keep exercising throughout the early stages of pregnancy – and this will go a long way towards keeping the cellulite away.
Tip 6 – Use cellulite skin creams
Finally, you may benefit from using one of the many cellulite skin creams currently on the market. These can sometimes contain chemicals that are hazardous to your baby, so always read the label carefully – but some of them use purely natural ingredients, and they certainly help to keep your skin well moisturized – which can ultimate mask the appearance of cellulite by quite some degree.