Reduce the appearance of cellulite with these simple steps:
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by a combination of genetic as well as lifestyle factors. Basically, it gives a dimpled effect on skin due to the presence of fat beneath the skin. It happens when fat pushes up through the connective tissues. Consequently, they start bulging and pressing against the skin, thereby causing a rippled and uneven appearance.
Most women have it!
Contrary to the popular misconception, cellulite is common in overweight as well as thin people. In fact, it is believed that about 95% of postpubertal women tend to develop cellulite at least to some extent
Cellulite can be caused by a variety of factors such as hormonal factors (estrogen, insulin, prolactin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, etc.), genetics, excess body fat, excessive dieting, changes in metabolism, stress, alteration of the connective tissue structure, microcirculation impairment, and so on. The exact cause of cellulite, however, is not well understood as yet.
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.
Diet and exercise are crucial elements that you need to incorporate into your anti-cellulite efforts, but you can also add a quick DIY scrub that helps to break up the concentration of fatty tissue deposits and give your skin a more smooth appearance.
Not only is this treatment easy to make but you can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store, if you don’t already have them lying around the kitchen.
All you need is:
½ cup ground coffee ( used or fresh)
¼ cup olive or coconut oil
¼ cup sea salt
¼ cup brown sugar
Once you have your ingredients rounded up, the process is simple:
- combine all your ingredients in a medium-size bowl and stir your mixture until evenly combined
- have a hot shower to help open up your pores
- using your hands, apply in a circular motion to targeted areas on the body
- scrub your skin as hard as you can for 5 minutes and do not rinse off
- using plastic wrap (or saran wrap), wrap the areas you have applied your scrub
- leave those parts wrapped up for 10-15 minutes
- after your 10-15 minutes are up, remove the plastic wrap and rinse off but do not use soap
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 oil gives a big dose of hydration and plumping.
Use this scrub 2-3 times a week over a couple moths time for best results. xx