No woman likes to deal with the likes of cellulite, it shows up in the worst spots, completely ruining the toned look you are going for and on top of that, there are limited effective ways to get rid of them.
Magazines and blogs are loaded with home remedies that you can try that claim to successfully remove cellulite but the fact that there are so many remedies just means that there aren’t a few definitive ones. Each body responds to home remedies in a different way when it comes to cellulite.
When it comes to home remedies, you’ll find that the more absurd they sound, they better they work (who knew leaving toothpaste helps dry up pimples overnight).
Here’s a list of scrubs that have are effective in reducing cellulite in problem areas.
The Coffee Scrub
For this specific scrub, opt for freshly ground coffee because of its high content of anti-oxidants and caffeine compared to used coffee grounds.
To make the scrub, put around 3 tablespoons of hot water into a bowl and then mix in ¼ cup of ground coffee. Put it aside for 10 minutes, so the coffee absorbs the water and forms a paste. To ensure the grinds hold together, mix in some olive oil, it should make it easier to spread the paste on the body. It also adds some moisturizing properties to the paste.
If you have any sensitive areas, cleanse them in a warm shower. Turn off the water and apply the scrub on to areas with cellulite, rubbing the paste on in a circular motion using either your hands or a washcloth. Do this for 3-5 minutes. If for whatever reason there is any irritation, stop rubbing the paste in more with less pressure.
Coffee beans make an excellent ingredient when it comes to tackling cellulite. It has inflammatory and fat-burning properties which is what makes them so great for tightening skin during and after weight-loss.
The antioxidants and the caffeine present in the coffee can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite in the short-term. The caffeine also serves as a stimulant which dilates blood vessels. In addition to tightening and toning the tissue, caffeine also enhances circulation while lessening water retention. This helps smoothen the puckered appearance of the skin caused by cellulite. The antioxidants in coffee help with cellulite and in making the skin look healthier generally.
Coffee and Coconut Oil
People claim that using a dry brush and coconut oil can be effective in reducing cellulite over the course of a month or more. Dry brushing on its own has proven to be effecting in lightening the appearance of cellulite however it can cause the irritation and dryness in the area which may worsen the area.
For all those ladies that aren’t keen on using a dry brush to vigorously rubbing themselves, we have the coffee and coconut oil scrub.
You require 1 part melted virgin coconut oil, 1 part sugar and 15 parts ground coffee. Mix the ingredients together to formulate a paste of good consistency that can be spread easily. Massage areas with the paste a few times a week. You can store the paste in a container but you will have to heat the container under the faucet to melt the oil before you reuse the paste.
Grapefruit Cellulite Coffee Scrub
For this scrub, you need ½ a cup of sugar, ½ a cups of coffee grounds, ½ a cup of oil (either almond, coconut or olive) and of course, the main ingredient – 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil.
Simply place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until the ingredients form a thick paste. You can always add more oil or coffee to get your desired consistency. Rub the paste onto the affected areas in a circular motion for 6-8 minutes.
The grapefruit essential oil comprises of large amounts of bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that breaks down cellulite which is why grapefruit essential oil is so effective in reducing cellulite.
Deep-tissue massages have a way of targeting tissue that lay beneath the layers of skin. Through deep tissue massages, you can engage these tissue and stimulate skin cell growth which should even out rumpled skin.
Cellulite is triggered by the buildup of both fat deposits and toxins that layer up in skin cells. A lymphatic massage will aid in getting rid of toxins by stimulating the lymph. Once the toxins are out of your system, the appearance of your skin on your belly, thighs, and glutes should improve.