Cellulite affects about 80–90 percent of all women. Although extremely common, one of the top internet searches revolves around how to reduce cellulite. Thanks to current research, we now understand that cellulite is a complex issue, involving numerous causes and requiring well-rounded treatment and management.
So, what causes cellulite?
Not only is cellulite caused by subcutaneous fat bulging into the top layer of the skin, but it is also a result of decreased blood flow to the area, which reduces collagen production, as well as decreased lymphatic drainage (often caused by restrictive clothing). Age, genetics, gender, ethnicity, diet, activity level and altered dermal matrix also contribute to cellulite. According to research, there are three treatable components of cellulite:
- You have to address the collagen;
- you have to reduce the fat,
- You have to increase circulation.
There are home remedies for cellulite that work well in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, such as coffee scrubs, dry brushing (to increase lymphatic drainage) or coffee cellulite wraps.
After washing in the shower, massage coffee scrub into areas where cellulite is likely to be found (buttocks and thighs) as well as into any visible areas of cellulite. Massage as vigorously as tolerated, taking care to protect sensitive skin. You do not want to break skin or cause bleeding. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Because coffee scrubs are exfoliating, you will want to finish with a high-quality moisturizer, like our anti stretchmarks butter or rosehip tissue oil.
Some temporary redness to the scrubbed areas is normal. If any discomfort or irritation persists, try rubbing less intensely.
How our Vanilla Coffee Scrub Work:
- Coffee grounds exfoliate the skin, while the caffeine helps the dilation of blood vessels and tightens skin.
- Coconut oil aids in moisturizing and has many potent skin benefits.
- Sugar helps to greater exfoliate the skin.
- Cinnamon oil causes the blood vessels to dilate as well, giving the skin a subtle plumping effect, thereby decreasing the appearance of cellulite.
Do Coffee Grounds Get Rid of Cellulite?
People are searching for answers on how to get rid of cellulite. While scrubs made with coffee grounds cannot eliminate cellulite altogether, they have been found to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is thought to be from caffeine causing dilation of blood vessels, which improves blood flow and tightens of the skin.
How Often Should You Use a Coffee Body Scrub?
Use this coffee scrub for cellulite and stretchmarks 2–3 times a week for best results.