Coffee is a popular beverage, known for its numerous health benefits and outright deliciousness.
We say ‘numerous’ because you can reap the benefits of coffee not only by putting it in your body but also by putting it on your body.
Apart from being beneficial for your internal health, the antioxidants and nutrients present in coffee can do wonders for your external appearance when you apply the coffee grounds on your skin and to your hair.
Does coffee help in reducing cellulite?
Let’s first understand what exactly cellulite is.
Cellulite is simply fat deposits beneath our skin. It can appear on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach. This condition affects 90% of women and 10% of men.
Some factors that contribute to cellulite formation are age, estrogen, family history, tissue inflammation, and weight gain.
Coffee scrubs are highly effective for the skin in general, as they help reduce inflammation, acne, dark circles, and much more. It also helps remove dead skin cells to achieve a smoother, more even look to the skin.
But are they also effective for cellulite reduction?
Apart from eating a healthy diet, hydrating yourself, and losing weight, massaging coffee scrubs around the area of concern can assist you in reducing the appearance of cellulite - when applied over a period of time, of course.
This may be only a temporary solution but is very helpful, cheap, and painless compared to other options available such as cosmetic procedures.
Many nutritionists and dermatologists suggest using coffee to reduce cellulite. Dermatologist Dr. Mona Gohara says, “Caffeine stimulates dilation while the scrubbing motion increases circulation, plumping up the skin and making cellulite look less obvious. Plus, coffee grounds contain antioxidants, so they can increase collagen production."
Coffee Scrub for Cellulite Reduction
Here’s how you can make a simple DIY Coffee Scrub to help reduce cellulite appearance.
- 1 cup ground coffee
- 6 tbsp coconut or olive oil
- 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
- empty jar
- dry brush (optional)
- Mix all the dry ingredients well in a bowl.
- Heat the coconut oil in a microwave. You can also use olive oil too.
- Combine the dry ingredients and the oil until there are no lumps.
- Transfer the mixture into a jar and use as required.
- To apply the scrub, you can use a dry brush or your fingers.
- The key is to apply the cellulite and massage it in a circular motion for 15-20 minutes continuously.
- You can apply it every time you shower or during your evening routine for the best results.
Using a coffee scrub does provide you with great results for improving the appearance of cellulite. It also leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated, softer, and healthier overall. There’s really nothing to lose, so give it a shot!
A change in lifestyle, along with using coffee scrub as frequently as possible will surely make a huge difference for your cellulite appearance and skin overall.
We hope you enjoy giving yourself some self-care time at home with this delightful-smelling coffee scrub.