The cellulite , “headache” of women of all races, is summarized in fat deposited beneath the surface of the skin around the hips, buttocks and thighs. Although it is usually seen more in obese women, cellulite does not spare thin women either and although some develop more than others, most always look for solutions to reduce it. Also, cellulite tends to be less sensitive on darker skin.

Cellulite is not indicative of any serious disease but it is indicative of metabolic imbalances that can be improved . It cannot disappear definitively when it is very severe, but it can be reduced if you lose weight among other things. If you are looking for a natural method, this is a remedy that meets the characteristics to be of help in your goal of reducing cellulite, we are talking about apple cider vinegar or also called apple cider vinegar But first of all, let’s learn a little about cellulite.

What is cellulite

The skin contains bands of elastic tissue that extend from the skin to the deeper layers of muscle tissue. These bands are inelastic and in the form of fat are deposited in the subcutaneous area, the only way for them to move is to bulge out on the surface of the skin. The strands of connective tissue try to hold the skin rather than give the effect of dimples on the skin. The formation of cellulite is mainly due to an imbalance in the metabolism of fatty acids.

What Causes Cellulite

  • Poor diet
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration
  • Total body fat
  • The thickness and color of your skin

Many remedies are available for the treatment of cellulite and natural remedies are favored for their safety profile. Apple cider vinegar is one of the natural remedies used for the treatment of cellulite, which has also been known since ancient times in weight loss therapies.

Apple vinager

Apple cider vinegar is made by crushing fresh organically grown apples and allowing them to ripen in wooden barrels. This increases the natural fermentation and allows the vinegar to ripen. It is an effective natural bacteria-fighting agent containing many vital minerals and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, copper, iron, silicon, and fluorine that are vital to a healthy body. You can see our article that shows you step by step the preparation of homemade apple cider vinegar .

The role of apple cider vinegar in cellulite therapy

  • Apple cider vinegar strengthens the immune system and cures many infections. It also increases the body’s metabolism and promotes thermogenesis.
  • Due to the increased basal metabolic rate there is an increase in fat burning which in turn balances cholesterol and causes weight loss.
  • Other micronutrients present in apple cider vinegar such as vitamin B6 and lecithin also contribute to weight loss. Since weight control is an essential aspect of cellulite therapy, apple cider vinegar becomes extremely helpful.
  • Apple cider vinegar also helps to get rid of excess fluids accumulated in the body, helping to improve blood circulation.
  • It is also known to curb the appetite.

How to use apple cider vinegar to treat cellulite

Apple cider vinegar is available for use in capsule or liquid form. It can be used orally or as a body scrub applied directly to the affected part.

Oral apple cider vinegar dosage

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of the vinegar in an 8-ounce glass of water
  • Optionally add a small amount of honey as a sweetener
  • Take this glass every morning before breakfast

Apple cider vinegar as a body scrub for cellulite

To use apple cider vinegar to treat cellulite as a body scrub

  • Combine 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with cocoa butter or maybe essential oils
  • Apply it to the affected area once or twice a day, after showering when your pores are open
  •   Rub in a circular massage in the area with the help of a sponge to exfoliate more deeply.
  • Do this as often as you can if you don’t notice irritation on your skin.

The advantages of apple cider vinegar is that it is a natural remedy with proven efficacy since ancient times in reducing weight, apart from the fact that it is easy to use and effective in treating these skin problems.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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