If you’re a coffee drinker like I am, you’ll benefit from this easy DIY scrub that gives you the biggest bang for your buck! Women everywhere battle with the appearance of cellulite on their bodies and are constantly searching for alternatives to reduce dramatically the appearance of it.With the coffee grounds from your coffee, you can create a moisturizing cellulite scrub that is both cheap and effective.
Here are the facts:
The majority of women have it.
Cellulite affects 90% of women, no matter their body size. Whatever misconceptions there are about cellulite being something to be ashamed of are wrong!
What is cellulite?
Basically, cellulite is developed when fat cells push into the skin’s middle layer and pull on connective tissue. This creates the appearance of cellulite “dimples.” Anything from hormones to genetics to diet can cause cellulite. Anything from your skin’s natural thickness to how fast your natural metabolism is can affect how prominent it appears.
It can be prevented but, there is no real cure.
Eating healthy, low fat foods can help you avoid cellulite, as well as exercising regularly. Drinking lots of water (especially with lemon) and eating a high-fiber diet can prevent it as well. Eating a healthy diet, exercising and exfoliating areas of your body with cellulite can all help reduce its appearance, but it won’t cure it permanently. However, massaging can stimulate circulation and break up the fluids beneath your skin, which can make your skin appear more even. There’s a new laser treatment called Cellulaze which is supposed to be able to get rid of cellulite surgically. The results are impressive, but it’s expensive. Cellulaze can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000 dollars!
Just in case you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars towards a laser treatment, there is a simple DIY scrub that will help tighten your skin.
½ cup coffee grounds
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup olive oil
Mix ingredients together in large bowl
Apply in a circular motion to targeted areas on the body (approx. 5 min)
Rinse off with warm water
Pat dry with a towel
The caffeine and antioxidants in the coffee grounds stimulate and dilate your blood vessels, which tones and tightens the tissue. The sugar further helps exfoliate and the olive oil gives a big dose of hydration and plumping.
Now, you finally have something to do with the grounds after you brew yourself a cup of fresh coffee!
**If this whole process sounds a bit messy to you, try the Bliss FatGirl Slim Treatment Kit instead!