How to Use Lemon and Honey to Help With Cellulite

Cellulite may appear around the waist, thighs and buttocks.
Cellulite may appear around the waist, thighs and buttocks. (Image: Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Cellulite is the uneven deposit of fat underneath the top layers of skin. Cellulite, often nicknamed "cottage cheese," may appear as dimpling of the skin or larger uneven lumps. There is no cure for this skin disorder but it is not physically harmful. A few ingredients around the home will give you smoother skin if used regularly. Honey is a natural humectant that attracts and retains moisture in the skin. The natural acids in lemon juice works as an antiseptic and smooths the skin's surface. Together, these two make may help you reduce lumpy imperfections in your skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Honey
  • Glass bowl
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Cling wrap
  • Sheet
  • Blanket
  • Warm cloth
  • Essential oils

Pour 1/4 cup of honey in a microwave-proof glass bowl. Heat the honey for 10 to 15 seconds in the microwave, just enough to warm up the honey.

Squeeze 1 or 2 tsp. of fresh lemon juice to the bowl. Mix the two together with a spoon.

Apply the honey-lemon mixture to the area affected. Use your fingers or a rubber spatula to apply the mix. Wrap the skin loosely with plastic wrap. This keeps the skin moist as the honey softens the skin.

Cover a bed with a cotton sheet then lie on the bed. Pull a warm blanket over your body and rest for 15 minutes.

Remove the blanket and the plastic wrap. Wash the honey mixture away using a warm cloth. Take a shower if necessary to remove any sticky residue. Repeat the treatment three times a week.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add 2 or 3 drops of orange or eucalyptus oil to the treatment for a fragrant massage treatment.
  • Do not use honey on your skin if you are allergic to honey.

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