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10 things that DON'T help you get rid of cellulite

Lemon juice, aloe vera, sea salt, coconut oil, tomatoes +5 more home remedies that do NOT work!

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Updated : November 21, 2016 7:23 PM IST



Most of us might have tried every home remedy to treat cellulite naturally only to know that these solutions fail to show the desired results! Dr Smirit Naswa, Consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai says rather than applying anything on your skin, eating certain foods can be beneficial for your overall health. Here are a few things you should NEVER use to treat cellulite naturally.



Coconut oil: Coconut oil is used as a natural moisturiser, especially for people with dry skin. However, its role in treating cellulite is not yet proved. So don't expect cellulite to vanish after massaging your thighs with coconut oil.



Aloe vera: Right from removing impurities from the face to dealing with itchy skin, aloe vera is packed with skin benefits. However, its role as a natural remedy to treat cellulite has not yet been established.



Coffee: Yes, most people even use ground coffee beans as it acts a powerful body scrub, but it lacks the power to remove stored body fat in the septae, a layer of the skin where connective tissue and fat cells are present.



Orange: Just like lemon, using oranges or orange peel on cellulite might not help! This is because external application cannot remove the accumulation of fat inside the fat cells of the skin.



Sea salt: If you thought that scrubbing thighs and arms with salt might help in fading those marks, then you are wrong. Sea salt can help in remove dirt from the face and body but not in removing internal fat. Also Read - 5 Dos And Don'ts For Parenting Your Teenager



Castor oil: Known to be a magical potion for hair, castor oil is widely used to lighten stretch marks and treat cellulite. This oil can aid in hair growth and smoothness but not in treating cellulite.