Dimples are cute, but no woman wants them on her thighs. Unfortunately, over the years, we’ve simply come to accept them as a part of growing older and the slowing down of metabolisms. The good news is, if you know what’s really causing cellulite, you’re back in the driving seat on how to heal and prevent it. There are a handful of bigger lifestyle changes you can make to begin reducing your amassed and unwelcome bum, tum and thigh orange peel. But just for some good measure, here’s nature’s helping hand where herbs, oils and supplements are concerned. They’ll help to strengthen your connective tissue, improve your lymph drainage and stimulate circulation. These magical natural ingredients can be eaten, brewed in teas or applied topically.

Choose a handful of these handy herbs to include in your diet and skincare regime. If you’re already getting these in, then you might like to know what they’re really doing for you.

 

1. GINGER

Ginger is a peripheral circulatory stimulant and so increases your circulation.

Get your ginger dose in through:

2. GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit stimulates lymphatic drainage by stimulating the natural removal of excess water and unwanted toxins from the body. These are some of its other cellulite busting hidden talents:

  • Supports the connective tissue by reinforcing the crosslinking structure of collagen
  • Helps maintain the elasticity of the blood vessels for a healthy circulation

Go grapefruit crazy on your skin with these favourites:

3. HORSETAIL

Horsetail (or horse chestnut) contains high levels of the mineral silica, which is used in the repair and maintenance of skin cells.

  • The flavonoids and saponins in horsetail have great cell rejuvenating and regenerating properties
  • Horsetail has a stabilizing effect on the connective tissue,  increasing the firmness and elasticity of the skin
  • It improves blood circulation by reducing inflammation and build up on your capillary walls

Treat yourself to a deep soak in Dr Hauschka horse tail enriched bath essence.

4. GOTU KOLA

Gotu Kola is a natural source of caffeine making it ideal for treating cellulite.

  • It strengthens the connective tissues by stimulating the body’s production of the ground substance that keeps collagen fibres locked in place
  • It enhances the structure of the connective tissue surrounding the fat chambers which help stimulate the circulation of blood

Ways to get in Gotu kola:

5. COCONUT OIL 

Coconut Oil contains medium chain triglycerides which are easily absorbed and used by the body for fuel.

  • It has the capability of stimulating the thyroid gland, which increases body temperature and metabolism
  • Coconut oil is known for improving the burning of excess fat

Popular coconut oil remedies:

6. BENTONITE CLAY 

Bentonite Clay is a natural mineral clay known for its ability to absorb impurities and toxins from the skin through the pores.

7. ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera contains allantoin, which soothes and heals skin. It has been shown clinically to increase microcirculation of the skin and to speed healing of skin tissues.

Say hello to these aloe fixes:

8. GINKO BILOBA

Ginkgo Biloba is a natural blood thinner that increases the micro-circulation to skin and fat cells.

 

9. GREEN TEA

Green tea is a mild stimulant that contains caffeine as well as powerful antioxidants that aid in the proper replication and repair of skin cells.

Popular green teas to try:

10. ROSEMARY

Rosemary has amazing anti-oxidant properties and is also very effective at increasing and stimulating circulation due to its rubefacient properties.

We hope this solution packed list of natural cellulite cures inspires you to find a remedy in nature that works for you. We’re pretty sure the only skin she wanted those dimples on are oranges after all.