Those darn rolly polly cellulite! I have had them since teens and they are a bugger. I have used a few different things but nothing seems to work better than Coffee Grounds. So I concocted this very simple but very effective DIY Coffee Scrub for Cellulite Reduction.
Using Coffee Scrub
The easy Recipe below will make enough to ensure you get the desired result over time. Never mix with used coffee grounds from your coffee-maker — these have already been damaged. To gain the potential benefits of the caffeine, you also want to be sure you select traditional coffee, not decaf. After massaging for a few minutes, rinse clean. Ideally, you want to complete this process in the shower to prevent messes and stains from the coffee grounds.
DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe
DIY Coffee Scrub to Reduce Cellulite
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
- 1 cup coconut oil
- Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. After you’ve washed your body, massage the scrub onto wet skin for about 60 seconds per area, where you’re targeting cellulite, then rinse with warm water.
- Pro tip: Use a tub stopper in your shower while using this scrub, as you’ll need to remove it from your shower and get rid of the waste in a regular garbage can as opposed to your shower drain, which can become clogged.
How Coffee Works to Reduce Cellulite
It’s thought that the caffeine in coffee can help dilate blood vessels and reduce the appearance of skin dimples. The skin may also tighten from the stimulating effects of caffeine by improving blood flow and eliminating excess water.
Coffee is also rich in antioxidants, which are thought to help promote overall healthier skin tone. These include phenols, the plant-based chemicals that are thought to ward off free radicals in the body.
Another benefit of a coffee scrub is the natural exfoliating effects from the coffee grounds themselves. Like other exfoliating scrubs, this can help remove dead skin cells and yield a smoother, more even look to the skin. While exfoliation itself can’t get rid of cellulite, such effects may reduce its appearance.