Recent studies show that about 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. Using a coffee scrub to reduce cellulite may sound sketchy, but it turns out that the caffeine in coffee turns out to be an enemy of cellulite. Who knew?
A mixture of coffee, oil and sugar is the best combination to melt away the ugly lumps and bumps of cellulite. By using it to scrub the problem areas daily, you will begin to see the appearance fade. The exfoliation will stimulate the body’s circulation and also acts as a detox.
What Is A Coffee Scrub For Cellulite?
A coffee scrub is just what it sounds like, except you won’t be visiting your favorite corner coffee shop. This coffee scrub is made with coffee grounds with a small amount of oil, such as olive oil or almond oil. Some may even put some natural salt or brown sugar to get some extra exfoliation.
With all of these, combine them in a container that will be in a handy in the shower. Then, during your showers, a few times a week at first, then everyday if you start seeing results you like and you are not scrubbing too hard. Go gentle the first few times or you may exfoliate a little too much.
Why Does It Work?
An anti cellulite coffee scrub works because it stimulates the circulation in the cellulite areas and at the same time introduces caffeine into the skin. They have found caffeine to be the enemy of cellulite, so together with the stimulation and the caffeine the cellulite begins to give up those cottage cheese lumps.
The recommendation is about 10 minutes scrubbing time, twice a week for 4 weeks. Most report not only the visible lumps reducing but that their skin becomes tighter and firmer. After getting used to the massage, some have stepped up the stimulation to using a wooden bristle back brush to apply the mixture.
Why Use Coffee?
There are a few reasons why coffee is a good, possibly the best thing to use in an anti cellulite scrub. The first reason is for the great exfoliating effect you can get from the actual coffee grounds themselves. The second reason is that it of course contains caffeine, this is a natural enemy of cellulite.
The caffeine stimulates along with the exfoliation for a double smack at cellulite. Mixed with various oils or creams, the combination makes a great way to get smooth and tightened skin. Shea butter may be added to the mixture or essential oils.
Olive, almond, sesame, avocado, and other nourishing oils can be added to apply the coffee grounds more easily. The best place and time is to have it ready to use in your shower. You can even keep a ready-made jar that will last for a few days to a week before replenishing.
What Is The Recipe?
The recipe varies a lot around the coffee ground ingredient. Most deviations in the recipe will add salt, brown sugar or another favorite. Most agree that un-brewed grounds work best because they have more caffeine than post brewed grounds.
Although, if you have coffee grounds that you are throwing out daily, maybe upcycling will work better for you. Take them and add some essential oils or some cocoa butter lotion and scrub away.
Here’s my favorite recipe:
- 1 cup coffee grounds (this is about the right amount to make a portion at a time)
- ¼ of a cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup olive oil (or enough to make a paste)
Substitutions: Some people use cocoa butter and raw cane sugar with the coffee grounds.
Is A Coffee Scrub Right For Me?
The recipes and amount of each ingredient may vary in each recipe you find. But how to make coffee scrub for cellulite will eventually become your recipe, adapted to your preferences.
Finding out if a coffee scrub is right for you may take using it for a period of about 4 weeks to give it a fair test.
Of course, there are always more expensive and invasive methods of cellulite reduction that you may have seen advertised for the day spas, which are usually somewhat uncomfortable and definitely expensive.
There’s also the option of a cellulite reducing operation or liposuction. That may be something that you have considered doing, however, there is downtime involved in the healing process and it’s usually a large ticket item.
So to really know if the coffee scrub for cellulite is right for you, you will need to weigh all the options and consider the time, risks and costs involved with the non-DIY cellulite treatments. Do the research for the recipes and honestly give it a few weeks to see if it works for you.
You can also try adding a topical cellulite cream to help combat those bumps. Those creams are not all created equally, though, so be sure to choose an effective one that actually gets results – like my favorite, Finulite.