Cellulite is a problem that almost 90 percent of women struggle with and the fact that one of the most common internet searches is “how to reduce cellulite”, is no surprise. Luckily, various studies about cellulite have been conducted throughout the past twenty years which have given us a better understanding on the causes and treatment of cellulite.
Cellulite is a complex issue, the most widely known cause for it is fat building into the dermal layer of the skin. However, a decreased blood flow in the area can also be the cause, and this also leads to further problems such as decreased lymphatic drainage and collagen production. Other factors that contribute to cellulite are activity level, gender, age, genetics and diet.
“There are three treatable components of cellulite: you have to reduce fat, you have to address collagen and you have to increase circulations” says Katherine Harmon from the Scientific American.
Moreover, there is a variety of treatments for cellulite and there are plenty of natural options as dry brushing, coffee cellulite wraps, massaging and coffee scrubs, which in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise can give amazing results.
In addition, we present you with a coffee sugar scrub which will surely help you reduce the appearance of unwanted cellulite.
How to make a cellulite coffee scrub
Servings: A bit more than two cups
Time: 5 minutes
- ½ cup coconut oil / sweet almond oil
- 5-8 drops of cinnamon oil
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- 1 teaspoon cooking vanilla
- 2/3 cup coarse sugar
- Start by adding the coconut/almond oil, sugar, coffee grounds and essential oil into a large bowl, then stir until it is well combined.
- When done, store it into a reusable container. We recommend you use either a high-quality plastic or a glass container because of the essential oils which are part of the recipe. This scrub is safe to keep in the refrigerator up to a year.
How to use the cellulite coffee scrub
After takin a shower or a bath, start massaging with the coffee scrub and cover all the visible areas of cellulite on your body (usually the thighs and buttocks). This should be a firm massage but be careful not to overdue it because you may cause some type of damage to the skin and be extra cautious if you have sensitive skin. Once done, take some time and wash it off thoroughly and then pad dry. Due to coffee scrubs being great exfoliators, remember to always apply moisturizer in the end.
Do not be alarmed if there is some temporary redness visible after you used this scrub, this is something very common and normal. However, if you experience any particular irritation or discomfort after this procedure, next time make sure grind the coffee finer or omit cinnamon oil from the recipe.
How does this coffee scrub help with cellulite?
There are in fact two main mechanisms this scrub works by: the effects of the massage and the effect of caffeine on the fat stored into the tissue. A massage in combination with a coffee scrub brings many benefits because it reduces the activity of fat cells, stimulates the production of collagen and decreases tissue edema.
Coffee grounds to get rid of cellulite
We should make some things clear so there would not be any misunderstandings because coffee grounds do not eliminate cellulite altogether and cannot resolve you from such problems, but they are proven to be very helpful and significantly reduce cellulite. The secret to the effect of coffee grounds lays in their ability to cause dilation of the blood vessels which leads to a better blood flow and tighter skin.
What makes this coffee scrub so amazing?
- Among other benefits coconut oil is great for the skin because it aids in moisturizing.
- Cinnamon oil decreases cellulite by giving the skin a subtle plumbing effect and dilating the blood vessels.
- Sugar brings extra exfoliation to the skin.
- Not only are coffee grounds great exfoliators, they also help tighten the skin and dilate the blood vessels.
How often may the coffee scrub be used?
To fully take advantage of the benefits this scrub brings and witness faster results, we recommend using it two to three times a week.