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DIY anti-cellulite cream & coffee scrub

By Faeza
30 May 2016

Things You’ll Need ~

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup caffeinated ground coffee
  • 1 cup olive oil (I use less oil & add some water)

  1. To make the best cellulite cream, place ingredients in blender
  2. Blend on medium speed until you get a smooth mixture
  3. Pour cellulite cream in a clean jar with lid
  4. When showering, wash and clean your body first then turn off the shower to apply the cream
  5. Smooth on cream to problem areas then massage in a circular motion, do this for several minutes
  6. Rinse off and pat dry.

The sugar act as an exfoliant and scrub, while the olive oil works to smooth and hydrate your skin, the caffeinated coffee does the magic!

Health Benefits of Coffee Scrub

Aromatherapy

  • Coffee oil is often used in aromatherapy treatments. The scent of coffee acts to clear a person’s mind of excessive thoughts. The scent also works as an anti-depressant and can combat feelings of nausea. Using a coffee body scrub will allow you to take advantage of its aromatherapy features.

Antioxidants

  • The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants have many benefits, including heart disease- and cancer-fighting properties. Antioxidants also neutralize the effects of free radicals, which can damage the inner layer of skin. This damage is often reflected in age spots and wrinkles. When a coffee body scrub is applied, the skin absorbs this antioxidant and can help prevent premature aging.

Exfoliation

  • Because coffee scrubs are made with coarse grounds and salt or sugar, they act as exfoliates for the skin. Regular exfoliation of the skin removes residual dirt and dead skin to give you younger looking, fresh skin. After the skin is exfoliated, it is able to absorb moisture more effectively as well. All beauty regimens should include exfoliation treatments, and the coffee scrub provides it.

Blood Flow

  • Some people use coffee body scrubs to combat the occurrence of varicose veins. The caffeine found in coffee scrubs typically increases blood flow and may reduce the appearance of cellulite. Even the action of applying the coffee scrub can help with these types of skin issues because squeezing and massaging the body helps to release toxins and fats held in the skin.

Skin Texture

  • Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin texture.