Yes, we should all appreciate our bodies! But, there’s something about cellulite that makes most women reach for jeans instead of shorts. It’s distinct appearance, like cottage cheese or the dimpled surface of an orange peel is to blame for this. And, while hormones and genetics can cause it, an unhealthy lifestyle is the main cause of cellulite.
I know that cellulite tends to get worse with age. So, I’ve been trying out a new remedy that’s working wonders. I use this brown sugar and coffee scrub and, it has radically diminished the appearance of cellulite on my thighs.
Hope it works for you too.
The benefits of coffee and brown sugar
Coffee benefits go beyond just your morning caffeinated boost of energy. Caffeine is known as a diuretic and can eliminate cellulite when applied topically. Furthermore, coffee is loaded with a good dose of antioxidants, which help promote general skin health.
Brown sugar, on the other hand, is packed with glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. It not only helps moisturize and condition your skin, but protects it from toxins. It’s glycolic acid that is usually a key ingredient in pricey products. In addition, brown sugar is an excellent natural exfoliator. It effectively sloughs off dead skin cells and can even help improve blood circulation.
Cellulite scrub recipe
500 ml glass jar (dip it in hot water to sterilise)
1 cup brown sugar
A cup grape seed oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup freshly ground coffee
10 drops essential oil of choice (you can use sweet almond or grapefruit)
Mix the brown sugar and coffee in the jar and pour the oils in over it. Then, add vanilla extract and stir well.
Apply a generous amount of the scrub to affected areas, preferably damp or wet skin. Massage into the skin in circular motion, then rinse off with warm water.
You could get a little water in the scrub as you scoop out. This greatly diminishes the shelf life because adding water into the mix allows bacteria to breed. So, it’s best to scoop the product out of the jar before you start the process. If you keep it dry, you can use it for at most six months.