How To Reduce the Look of Cellulite
Believe it or not, your favorite morning brew can help you achieve firm, cellulite-free skin. That’s because, when applied to the skin, caffeine and other antioxidants in the coffee, stimulate the skin to promote circulation. This smoothes the skin and helps reduce the look of cellulite.
Furthermore, when you apply it as a body scrub, it acts like a vasorestrictor, tightening and shrinking blood vessels which helps eliminate spider veins and varicose veins.
Try this body scrub recipe – it’s a favorite treatment in spas in Brazil, Hawaii and Bali.
You will need:
½ cup coarsely ground coffee
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
½ cup raw sugar or sea salt (we prefer sea salt)
1 cup cups massage oil or sunflower oil
Mix all the ingredients together well until evenly blended. Store in an airtight jar. This recipe will keep for about 30 days.
Take a shower to moisten the skin and open the pores. Gently rub the coffee body scrub onto your skin using wide, circular motions. Don’t rub to hard – let the scrub do the work. Rinse well, towel dry skin and apply your favorite body lotion.
For a quick and easy coffee facial that will leave the skin both toned, calm and soft, simply mix equal parts of coffee grounds with honey. Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory, purifying agent that moisturizes and softens the skin. The coffee will tighten and energize skin while also promoting circulation. Apply to the face and leave on the 10 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.