You are here for the sole purpose of learning how to get rid of cellulite without spending the big bucks to medically remove it. We don’t blame you. In fact, we are here to provide you with an affordable DIY scrub that is aromatic, exfoliating, and an excellent option for getting rid of unwanted bumps and ripples. Before we can give you the recipe, we have to hit you with some good news and bad news.
The Bad News
It’s always better to start with the bad and finish on a more positive note. Cellulite is caused by subcutaneous fat that bulges into the connective-tissue layer of the skin (the dermal layer). It can also be a result of poor blood flow, reducing collagen production and inhibiting proper lymphatic drainage. The bad news is that coffee grounds cannot make cellulite disappear forever. The fibrous bands of cellulite need to be severed in order for it to completely go away.
The Good News
The act of scrubbing coffee grounds on your skin works to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You have to continue this process on a weekly basis to increase circulation, which helps to decrease the lumpy appearance. Many dermatologists agree that coffee grounds possess excellent antioxidants that stimulate collage production. If you want to expose your thighs for a week (about as long as the effects of scrubbing last), massage a coffee scrub into your skin.
Many reports claim that roughly 80-90 percent of all women are affected by cellulite. It’s quite common and genetics, gender, diet, and level of activity all play a role in cellulite development. Many home remedies exist for getting rid of cellulite, the most common of which include dry-brushing (increasing lymphatic drainage), a balanced diet and exercise, and massaging coffee scrubs on the affected areas. Find out how to make and use the coffee scrub below.
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- ½ cup organic virgin coconut oil
- 2/3 cup coarse sugar (turbinado sugar is a great option)
- 4-8 drops cinnamon essential oil (use less if your skin is sensitive)
- 8 drops vanilla essential oil
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well to combine. Transfer the mixture to a glass, airtight container.
- Store the scrub in the refrigerator for up to one year.
How To Use
- After rinsing off your body in the shower, massage the coffee scrub onto cellulite areas, for example, the thighs and buttocks. Make sure to apply firm pressure, but don’t rub too vigorously because you don’t want to break skin.
- Rinse the scrub off and pat dry once you step out of the shower.
- Finish your routine with a high-quality moisturizer. Click here for an excellent DIY recipe.
How It Works
- Coffee grounds help to exfoliate the skin, which dilates blood vessels and helps to tighten the skin.
- Cinnamon oil also works to dilate blood vessels. This process helps to plump up the skin and decrease the appearance of cellulite.
- Sugar helps to exfoliate the skin, while coconut oil provides moisturizing properties to avoid abrasions or rough skin.