Cellulite affects most of us at some point! Let’s be honest, we all have some areas that aren’t as smooth as want them to be.
As our lifestyle changes and we get older, our bodies change too.
Body fat under your skin causes nodules or skin dimpling often on the buttocks, legs, and abdomen.
Cellulite is most prevalent in adult females and makes most feel self-conscious or inadequate physically.
The appearance of these butt dimples is common for many women and be caused by skin issues, diet, hormone issues or it could simply be hereditary.
But that doesn’t mean that we have to just accept cellulite!
Cellulite affects all body types. Even those who lead a healthy lifestyle.
90% of women will experience it at some point in their life.
Luckily, there are a lot of great ways to remove cellulite to achieve smooth skin on your own. Each one aims to balance problems in your connective tissue that can cause the appearance of cellulite.
How To Get Rid Of Booty Dimples
#1 – Use A Cellulite Cream
There are a few creams and oils that contain ingredients to combat visible cellulite and tighten skin. I personally use the M3 Naturals Cellulite Oil which works great for me. This is my number one tool when it comes to attacking cellulite!
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I think one of the reasons that this oil works so well is because of the collagen ingredient. So, I also add collagen to my diet too…
#2 – Add Some Collagen/Gelatin to Your Diet
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Gelatin is a degraded form of this and is flavorless food and is a cooked version of collagen from animal protein. It’s used in foods, vitamin capsules, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical drugs but it’s also something that many people lack in our modern diets.
Collagen and gelatin come from animal bones, tissues, and organs that aren’t consumed in normal western diets.
You may have heard about some of the many health benefits related to consuming collagen, or gelatin on a normal basis or from using a collagen moisturizer. It can reduce wrinkles, support healthy nails, and improve the gut and hair. It can help your joints, tighten loose skin, and improve digestion. It is also scientifically proven to help improve the appearance of cellulite by building healthier connective tissues.
I simply add a scoop of Collagen Peptides to my morning coffee every day.
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After a couple of weeks, not only did I notice an improvement in cellulite, but the fine lines on my face appeared smoother and I had fewer stomach bloating issues.
In general, gelatin is made up of amino acids (proline and glycine) that are found in animal bones, tissues, and organs that often are not consumed in normal western diets. These amino acids can also be beneficial for your body in terms of weight control.
#3 – Reduce Sugar And Salt Intake
When it comes to diet, it is also a good idea to avoid salty foods. These foods that are high in sodium can increase water retention making dimply skin more visible. If you do consume salt, try to have Himalayan or sea salts which are rich in minerals.
There is also a connection between cellulite and sugar. The body can store sugar in fat cells causing them to expand. This caused an increase in dimple appearance. Instead, try to consume whole grains foods and with high fiber.
So instead of eating sugary snacks, try fruits that are skin nourishing instead. For example, watermelon is known to have a high lycopene content which helps to boost the health of collagen in the skin.
#4 – Balance Your Hormones
Your hormones are believed to be the biggest factor in cellulite production. For this reason, balancing your hormones may help get rid of cellulite visibility in your body.
You should speak to your doctor about doing this properly. If you already know about a hormone imbalance in your body you can find over-the-counter supplements that can help balance your hormones naturally but do your research and be mindful of possible side effects.
Smoking is also something that should be avoided. This can reduce blood flow and weaken the formation of collagen.
#5 – Coffee Scrubs
A popular choice for removing booty dimples is a coffee scrub. This is exactly what it sounds like, a body scrub made up of coffee grounds and other natural ingredients.
This scrub works in a similar way to the many butt creams and is beneficial in reducing the appearance of cellulite. It can also tighten your skin and stimulate lymph and blood flow thanks to the caffeine and antioxidants in the coffee. The act of scrubbing and massaging also helps in the reduction of fluid retention.
There are a lot of different methods for coffee scrubs and wraps that can reduce bum dimples. The simplest form of this is to combine two or three tablespoons of coconut oil (melted) with three tablespoons of brown sugar and ¼ cup of coffee grounds.
It will form a paste. Keep it in a clean glass jar tightly closed. When you’re ready to use it, take some of the paste and massage it into your skin for a few minutes, applying firm pressure. Wash off as you usually would. To remove cellulite, it’s recommended to use this two or three times a week to see results within two weeks.
#6 – Detox Baths
Toxins build up in your body and are believed to have an effect on your subcutaneous fat cells and lead to dimpled cellulite. Detox baths are meant to help relax you and remove the toxins from your body.
There are a number of different detox bath recipes but a common one is to mix ¼ cup of Himalayan salt with ¼ Epsom salt, ¼ cup of baking soda, and 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar along with 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender is great for relaxation!). You dissolve the salts and baking soda in boiling water and let it sit.
You should then run your bath with warm to hot water and add the apple cider vinegar then pour in the salt mixture and then add the essential oil.
Soak in the bath for at least 30 minutes. You might feel tired or even lightheaded so don’t soak too long. You may also need to have someone else around to help you if you’re too tired or dizzy.
#7 – Dry Brushing
This is the act of brushing your dry skin with a dry, natural-bristled body brush as a means to open your pores. It has a number of benefits including helping with circulation and stimulating blood flow and lymph flow and helping to break down the excess fluid in your body.
Dry brushing also helps remove dry skin and can help keep your skin tight. There are also theories that say this technique can detoxify your body, help improve your kidney function and help you digest your food. The blood stimulation and detoxifying effects of dry brushing are what are believed to help get rid of cellulite in the body.
It is recommended to do this daily or twice a day (best to do it before jumping in the shower). Move the brush towards your heart using long, sweeping motions instead of back-and-forth motions or circular scrubbing.
Start at your feet and legs and work your way up to your arms. Then, move on to your stomach and brush in a counterclockwise motion. Avoid brushing too hard. You want to stimulate your skin, not irritate it and make it red.
You may already have a stiff bristle brush as one of those beauty tools sitting at the back of your bathroom cabinet. But if not, choose a brush with stiff bristles and preferably a long, detachable handle so you can reach all parts of your body easily.
#8 – Kettlebells
Exercise usually isn’t listed as a way of getting rid of booty dimples and even relatively thin people can have cellulite.
However, kettlebells, which strengthen your stomach, hips, buttocks, and thighs, can help reduce dimples on your bum. Performing lower body exercise and improving your fitness with kettlebells can stimulate blood flow to those parts of your body which are prone to a dimpled appearance.
Lower body workouts can smooth out the connective tissue and build muscle mass in that area while burning body fat. So it has benefits for the health of the entire body.
#9 – Myofascial Massages
Everyone possesses a fat layer between their skin and muscles. This is a smooth layer of fat for some.
Cellulite forms in the superficial fascia layer of the connective tissue under your skin. So it is also believed that any trauma to that layer of tissue from injuries, scar tissue, improper exercise, or simply inactivity could contribute to the dimpled skin and cottage cheese appearance on the skin’s surface.
This is because the superficial fascia is fibrous. These fibrous bands (fibrous septae) that connect your skin to muscle tissue can tighten or become more fibrous and thick which increases the appearance of the butt dimples.
Myofascial massages can be a short-term treatment for cellulite. It is performed by massage therapists and is believed to smooth out the connective tissue that makes cellulite. They can also help with joint and muscle pains related to your body’s fascia.
While it might not be as good as a professional massage, adding the use of a deep tissue foam roller to your routine can have similar effects for you when you use it at home on your own.
There are also treatment options available from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Medical cellulite treatments such as Cellfina involve the use of a microneedle to sever the connective bands and break up cellulite dimples. Cellulaze is a different procedure that involves inserting a laser fiber beneath the skin to cut connective fibrous bands. With these tough bands broken the appearance of simply skin is reduced.
There are also injectable treatments on the market for severe cellulite when deep peaks and valleys are visible in the skin. But it’s important to get realistic expectations from a medical professional with this sort of procedure.
#10 – Omega-3
It’s possible that eating too much of the wrong fats can cause a fatty acid imbalance in your body that is causing bunched-up fibrous tissue and cellulite.
There are some theories that state that eating more Omega-3 fatty acids or supplements can help erase cellulite in your body over time. Luckily, Omega-3s contribute to a healthy diet and have many other benefits for your body. These include cardiovascular health so increasing consumption of these fatty acids can only be a good thing for you.
Any of these ways to get rid of cellulite can help you reduce the appearance of dimples or nodules caused by the bunched-up connective tissue in your body. Try one or more of them at home and see what works best for you.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by an interplay between the connective tissue beneath the skin and the layer of fat just under it. Unlike men, who have crisis-crossing connective tissues between their fat cells, which allow them to expand into each other, female fat cells are contained within “chambers” that encourage fat cells to expand into the skin.
Over 90% of women will have some degree of cellulite.
As a woman gets older, her level of estrogen drops especially as she approaches menopause. This causes less blood circulation around the connective tissues under the skin and results in reduced collagen production. Lowering levels of estrogen also causes more fat storage in the female body. The formation of cellulite is increased by both of these factors.
This video goes into detail as to what cellulite is:
Many people assume that weight gain is the reason for increases in cellulite. But actually, weight loss can also be a cause of simply skin.