You’d give almost anything to get rid of those fatty lumps on your thighs, hips or buttocks. Also called “cottage cheese” because of its resemblance to the cheese’s dimpled texture, cellulite is a collection of fat deposits underneath the surface of the skin. It’s the most visible type of fat that even skinny people have.
Genes is one factor to blame for this unsightly problem that has prompted the beauty industry to barrage consumers with countless cellulite treatments. Other causes include diet, metabolism, dehydration and hormonal changes.
Preventing cellulite can be done with the right kind of diet (think if a high fiber diet rich in fruits and vegetables), regular exercise (for keeping muscles toned), hydration, and achealthy weight. Avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking is also said to help.
How about if you already have cellulite, how do you treat it?
Some say there’s no way you can get rid of cellulite once you have it. But that’s not true. If it were, then how come celebrities can still have smooth and flawless skin after gaining and losing weight? Well, you don’t have to be a celebrity or spend thousands of dollars to have cellulite-free skin.
The answer is in your kitchen. Coffee grounds are said to be an effective way to flatten out those fat deposits so you can wear whatever clothing you like without feeling embarrassed about your lumpy skin.
In this tutorial below, you’ll learn how to make a coffee ground cellulite scrub using coffee grounds and olive oil. It gives you a step-by-step tutorial so that even if it’s your first time to make a DIY beauty recipe, you won’t get lost. If you don’t have olive oil, you can also make use of sweet almond or grapeseed oil. Use this coffee scrub in the shower. Be sure to rinse well.
There are more ways you can use coffee for cellulite. One is to grind it into fine powder and use as lotion in your problem areas. Another is to mix with essential oil and carrier oil, and use during massage.
For this, you need to mix 1/4 cup carrier oil (olive, coconut, sweet almond or jojoba) and 10 to 12 drops essential oil (juniper, fennel, rosemary, sage, grapefruit, lemon or cypress). Then add the coffee grounds to the mixture.
Finally, you can use coffee ground to dry brush your body. Just make sure you invest in a good body brush. Dry brushing is good as it detoxifies the body, and promotes skin renewal. It’s through this that this beauty regimen can help break up your cellulite.