Have you noticed the cheese-like dimpled skin whenever you wear a sleeveless blouse or a short dress? Be it a skinny or a plump person, that dimpled skin peeping out of your dress can be extremely embarrassing and literally ruin your A-game.
This lumpy fat having a dimpled appearance that appears on the thighs, upper arms and buttocks of a person is nothing but cellulite. Cellulite usually occurs due to the accumulation of fats, proteins and toxins which are not eliminated by the body and eventually these fats stored deep inside the body pushes up against the outer tissue giving a dimpled appearance.
Cellulite is quite common and hence one can easily find solutions like scrubs, gels, oils, skin tightening creams or go for cosmetic treatments to reduce it easily. But if you don't want to spend a fortune in looking presentable and want to go the natural way, here comes Coffee, as your knight in shining armour, helping you get rid of the dimpled skin right at home.
Multi-Faceted Benefits Of Coffee
Sanctified with a quarry of antioxidants and healthful nutrients, the incredible benefits of coffee encompass far beyond just an energizing beverage and an exfoliator. It is even great for improving cognitive abilities, regulating pressure, managing diabetes and alleviating stress and depression.
- Diminishes appearance of cellulite
- Reverses free radical damage
- Hydrates and nourishes the skin
- Boosts collagen production
- Acts as a mild exfoliator to remove dead skin cells.
- Arrests the various signs of ageing
- Depuffs under-eye bags and tightens saggy skin
- Promotes blood flow
How Does Coffee Help With Cellulite?
Although coffee grounds when used as a scrub cannot eliminate the cellulite altogether, several studies show that they visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite and gradually vanish the marks. When the coffee grounds are employed for cellulite treatment, they chiefly function into two main modes. Firstly, loaded with caffeine, it directly attacks the adipose tissue, dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow while effectively tightening the skin. Secondly, the massaging action diminishes tissue oedema, triggers the cells to produce collagen (i.e. keratinocytes) and reduces the activity of fat cells (i.e. adipocytes).
How Often Should The Scrubs Be Used?
Well, since too much exfoliation can cause peeling of skin, ultra-dryness and loss of natural oils present in the body, the coffee scrubs should only be used 2-3 times a week to ensure that the cells get ample time for tissue regeneration.
Well, without further ado, let's bring down the bottle of coffee from the kitchen shelf and whip up these cool homemade body scrubs to get cellulite-free, flawless skin naturally.
Homemade Anti-Cellulite Body Scrubs
Coffee-Sea Salt Scrub
5 tbsp grounded coffee
2 tbsp sea salt
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 drops of cinnamon essential oil
Mix everything into a coarse paste.
Apply it on high cellulite areas.
Massage it in circular motions.
Wash off with cool water.
How It Works:
Imbued with caffeine and antioxidants, coffee grounds actively exfoliate the skin and removes dead skin cells, sea salt scrubs off dirt and grime particles while tightening the skin. The addition of coconut oil provides moisturisation and nourishment to the skin, whereas cinnamon oil not only soothes irritated and inflamed skin but also brightens complexion.
4-5 tbsp ground coffee
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
Blend all the ingredients in a coarse mixture.
Smear the mixture all over your skin and gently massage in circular motions.
Gently massage and exfoliate every part for 2-3 minutes.
Wash the scrub off your body with lukewarm water.
Apply some moisturiser afterwards.
How It Works:
Laden with exfoliative properties, coffee helps reducing cellulite, whereas sugar granules scourges away dead skin cells. The addition of honey moisturises and lightens the skin and prevents bacterial infection whereas olive oil reverses the various signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentations, saggy skin and speeds up healing scars. Use this scrub twice a week, to reduce cellulite and get smooth, supple skin.
5 tbsp of steamed oatmeal
3 tbsp coffee grounds
1 -2 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp salt
5 drops of rose essential oil
Blend the ingredients to get a coarse mixture.
Apply it all over your arms, legs, thigh and buttocks.
Massage every part for 5-10 minutes in a circular motion.
Wash off with cool water and apply some moisturiser.
How It Works:
Both coffee and oatmeal have incredible antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties that acts like a magical remedy to gradually vanish the dimpled skin and renew the cell regeneration process. While salt absorbs dirt, grime, and dust particles and offers deep pore cleansing, yoghurt locks in the natural moisture of the skin. The addition of rose essential oil minimizes appearance of scars, reverses sun damage and nourishes the skin.