This post will show you how to get rid of underbutt cellulite, including our best strategies to banish cellulite dimples and attain a firm, smooth booty.
If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably one of the 90% of women who have cellulite. Has that figure made you feel any better? If not, it’s okay – we’re here to share our best cellulite-busting strategies with you.
In this post, we specifically focus on how to get rid of cellulite on the bum and underbutt. What’s the underbutt, you might ask? It’s the area directly under the butt where the glutes and hamstrings meet.
When this area is underworked (as is often the case), fat tends to build up there. These fat pockets are sometimes called “banana rolls” – a cute name for a not so cute problem! Not surprisingly, the underbutt is also a prime area for cellulite.
So, what can we do to tackle cellulite on the buttocks and underbutt? We’re glad you asked! Read on for 7 ways to get rid of underbutt cellulite and stubborn dimples on the booty.
1. Cellulite-Fighting Superfoods
Diet is a big part of ditching the cellulite on your bum and underbutt. Superfoods full of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals are all healthy options to add to your plate – tomatoes, garlic, seaweed, artichoke, and flaxseed, for example.
All these foods aid in collagen production, reducing bloat, regulating the metabolism, and balancing hormones, which can help minimize the look of cellulite.
2. Stop Sitting So Much
Reducing the amount of time you spend sitting down can rid your bum, legs, and underbutt of stubborn cellulite. Too much time parked on your bottom can impede circulation, compress tissue, and cause blood to pool in the lower legs. This can damage the small capillaries that carry nutrients to the cells.
It’s no coincidence that cellulite is often worse on the backs of our legs than on the front – it all comes down to sitting!
3. Dry Brushing
Dry body brushing is a popular and effective way to reduce cellulite anywhere on the body – including the underbutt area.
The massaging motion of the bristles penetrates into the under layers of skin to help increase circulation and reduce water retention. It’s best to use a natural bristle brush like the Tone & Glow Body Brush that isn’t too harsh on the skin.
Brush in long strokes for 3-5 minutes, brushing towards the direction of the heart. For cellulite-prone areas such as the underbutt, a circular motion can give some extra needed stimulation.
4. Underbutt Exercises
Exercises that target the underbutt are a great way to minimize cellulite, and they also give you a firm and lifted-looking booty! This area can be a bit tricky to target since many common glute exercises (like squats) miss the underbutt area entirely.
The best exercises for the underbutt target the top of the hamstrings. Glute bridges and leg lifts are two great options. Check out the video above for a quick and effective underbutt isolation workout.
5. Firming Skincare
Skincare can go a long way in helping fight the appearance of cellulite. Look for products packed full of beneficial ingredients, such as caffeine and essential oils.
Essential oils of juniper, grapefruit, and geranium are great for reducing water retention and boosting circulation, while caffeine works as a diuretic to temporarily tighten skin.
The herb, gotu kola, is also a great ingredient to look for, as it encourages collagen production and fights free radicals. You can find gotu kola and all three essential oils in our Contour Sleek Cellulite Firming Body Oil.
6. Avoid Tight Undies
You’d be surprised at how much damage those tight undies are doing to your bottom and underbutt! It all has to do with blood and lymph flow, or lack of it. Tight undergarments – yes, Spanx, we’re talking to you – can restrict circulation to your tush and stop your lymph nodes from properly draining.
It’s not just shapewear either. Underwear with tight elastic cutting over your buttocks is a definite no-no, too. Your butt needs a breather, so make sure to give it one!
7. Cupping Massage
For those unfamiliar with cupping, it’s an ancient Chinese therapy that uses cups to apply vacuum pressure to the skin. This process helps to decompress and strengthen fascia while boosting blood flow and flushing out any trapped toxins.
Using silicone cups such as Cheeky Cups, rather than traditional glass, will let your skin reap the benefits of cupping without suffering from any bruising.
You’ll find that cupping works best on lubricated skin too, so we recommend using both the Cheeky Cups and Contour Sleek body oil available in the Bye Bye Cellulite Kit!