Cellulite can happen to anyone! Yes, even models and actresses are not immune to this problem. And unfortunately for us women, it loves to hug our butts and legs - without a doubt the worst and last possible place we would want this cheese-like dimply skin to be present. But don’t fret, lovelies, we give you 8 awesome cellulite-busting DIY treatment recipes.
What is cellulite and why is it so ugly!?
Cellulite is a buildup of fat within the deeper layers of your skin. This fat is held in place by various connective tissue fibers. Cellulite becomes prominent when the fibres push down on fat tissue, restricting the flow of blood thereby causing a backup of fluid. This is what causes the fat cells to enlarge and swell to give that hated bumpy-dimply look.
You should know what causes cellulite
It is believed that your diet, lifestyle, hormones and genetics all play an evil role in giving rise cellulite. However, these aren’t the only contributors. Guess you’ll never really know. Though overweight women are more prone to cellulite, even if you’re slim you can still face this problem
What you need to know about banishing cellulite
It isn’t easy to get rid of cellulite once you have it, but there ARE certain things that you can do to aid the process. And you can do them at home!
1. Coffee To The Rescue!
Coffee is undoubtedly the best way to kick cellulite in the ass! (Pun intended!)
A coffee body scrub stimulates circulation to remove cellulite. Caffeine tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin when applied topically. When used regularly over time, it is known to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Coffee combined with coconut oil helps to exfoliate and moisturize simultaneously. The massage and exfoliation benefits skin by stimulating blood/ lymph flow and the caffeine in the coffee has a tightening effect.
2. Dry Brushing
Although this isn’t a scrub, it is just as effective. Use it along with a DIY scrub for maximum benefits.
Dry brushing is simply using a brush to massage and exfoliate your skin before a shower. Exactly as the name suggests, you needn’t use any creams lotions or scrubs. Just invest in a dry brush. This technique exfoliates and gets lymph and blood moving. It is known to be a popular cellulite combatant.
You can use this technique before your coffee scrub for maximum results.
Brush away those unwanted dimples, ladies! Brush lightly in a circular motion on problem areas, or all over your body to reap the full benefits of dry brushing.
3. Coconut Oil + Coffee + Sea Salt / Sugar
This easy Coconut Oil + Coffee recipe is your Holy Grail scrub for cellulite
Step 1: Combine 1 cup of fresh coffee grounds with 6 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of sea salt or sugar. Sugar is an additional exfoliant that opens and clears pores, allowing them to absorb the ingredients more easily. You can substitute the coconut oil with olive oil too.
Step 2: Mix all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. You can even freeze it for longevity.
Step 3: In the shower, apply your scrub to the cellulite stricken areas liberally and massage in circular motions for a few minutes before rinsing. Repeat every time you shower for best results.
PS – This smells absolutely divine.
4. Coffee + Sugar + Olive Oil + Glycerin + Vit E Oil
The caffeine and antioxidants found in coffee get rid of the free radicals, stimulate blood flow, and improve circulation. Ultimately helping you get smooth firm skin. Olive and Vitamin E Oil help restore moisture to your skin and keep it hydrated. These oils are also packed full of healthy fats that help to protect your skin and firm it up with antioxidants.
You Will Need:
Step 1: Whip up all the ingredients in a big bowl. Once combined store in an airtight container.
Step 2: Have a nice hot shower and apply the scrub to the areas you have cellulite. Massage in gentle circular motions for a couple of minutes and wash off.
This scrub also doubles up as a cellulite-busting wrap. Simply cover the scrub area with plastic wrap for 10 minutes or longer if you can tolerate it and rinse off without using soap.
Step 3: Moisturize after your shower.
- 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Glycerin
- 2 teaspoons of Vitamin E (Oil or capsules)
- Half a cup of ground coffee
5. Coffee + Avocado + Brown Sugar + Olive Oil
Combining avocado and olive oil is a magical concoction to banish cellulite and deeply moisturize your skin. It’s a win-win!
You will need:
Step 1: Combine fresh coffee grounds with brown sugar, a mashed avocado and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl and mash to get a scrub-like consistency.
Step 2: Take a nice hot shower and apply the scrub onto the cellulite areas in circular motions. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. Don’t forget to moisturize after!
- 1 Cup coffee grounds
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 1 ripe avocado – mashed up
- 1 Teaspoon of olive oil
6. Coffee + Coconut + Cinnamon + Sugar
Cinnamon plumps the skin, prevents ageing, and improves your complexion. Avocado is rich in Vitamin C & E – both of which work wonders for your skin; it is also a great moisturizer.
You Will Need:
Step 1: Combine the ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Step 2: Apply the scrub onto the cellulite areas and massage in circular motions and rinse off.
- Half a cup of coconut oil
- 1 Cup of ground coffee
- 1 Cup of sugar
- A dash of cinnamon
7. Oatmeal + Coffee + Salt + Essential oil
This relaxing spa-scrub is sure to leave you feeling awake and pampered.
You Will Need:
Step 1: Stir the mixture and apply on the trouble spots.
Step 2: Massage into damp skin for 5-10 minutes and wash with warm water. Do not forget to moisturize after!
- Half a cup of steamed oatmeal
- A tablespoon of ground coffee
- A tablespoon of. salt
- 10-15 drops of essential oils (EO)
- 5-6 drops of orange EO, 3-4 drops rosemary EO and 2-3 drops of cinnamon EO.
8. Aloe Vera + Grapefruit Gel
Grapefruit EO being a citrus-based oil can cause sun damage if applied during the day, so don’t step out for a few afters after trying this scrub. Citrus-based oils can irritate your skin, so patch test it first for safety.
You Will Need:
Step 1: Mix well and place this mixture in a dark glass bottle.
Step 2: Massage it gently into affected areas at night until absorbed into skin.
We suggest you load up on patience, cellulite does not appear or go away in a day, you are going to need constant perseverance to treat this issue. Remember to supplement these treatments with a healthy diet and regular exercise if you really want that cellulite to stay away!
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- 100g Aloe Vera Gel
- 15-20 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
Published on Nov 20, 2015