The struggle is real! Cellulite can affect women and men and in some cases even children. Cellulite itself refers to the dimples in the skin. The dimples develop when fatty tissues under your skin press against tissues closer to the skin’s surface.
Cellulite can occur anywhere but tends to be most prevalent in areas where fatty tissues are present, such as the buttocks and thighs. Once you have cellulite it’s very difficult, almost impossible; to get rid of.
One thing is certain about cellulite, it is not appealing and can make you self-conscious. However, there is light at the end of the tunel. There are a number of products in the market that assure you amazing result but the truth is you don't need to spend a lot of money when you can use cheap and natural ingredients to make your cellulite appearance improve.
We tend to forget that most of the time we have the solution right in front of us, at home. You should always consider a natural, drug-free option first. So, for this home remedy all you'll be needing is coffee grounds and olive oil! Of which you probably already have at home.
Why it works? Coffee acts as a mild diuretic when we drink it, the caffeine-rich grounds will draw water out of your fat cells, shrinking them. While scrubs made with coffee grounds cannot eliminate cellulite altogether, they have been found to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite -which is honestly the next best thing.
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.
Adding olive oil will help bind the grinds; this will make it easier to spread on, and offer extra moisturizing effects.
Mix coffee and oil to make a paste, then spread generously, in upward strokes, over any cellulite-prone areas.
Massage in for 2 minutes, then rinse.