Cellulite appears to be most dreaded by women, after acne, partly because it degrades the appearance of the body and partly it suggests underlying health condition that is not being attended to. Cellulite is the name given to fat deposits under the skin that give it a dimpled, orange-peel like appearance and bars you from wearing certain types of clothing.
Here Are Some Of The Best Homemade Anti-Cellulite Treatments:
Brown Sugar-Sea Salt Anti-Cellulite Scrub
Brown sugar eliminates dead skin cells, allows for better blood circulation to the skin and eliminates toxins from it thereby contributing to the reduction of cellulite. Sea salt is an excellent peeling agent and it promotes healthy blood flow to the skin which help in expelling toxins. You would require a cup each of brown sugar and sea salt and add to it two tablespoons of olive oil and honey (for moisturizing skin), vanilla extract and fresh lemon juice. Apply the scrub on the affected region and massage in circular motion. Let it remain for 10 minutes and rinse off.
Oatmeal-Coffee Anti-Cellulite Scrub
Boil half a cup of oatmeal and let it cool. Once the temperature comes down, add to it two teaspoonfuls each of salt and ground coffee, orange essential oil (5 to 6 drops), cinnamon oil (2 to 3 drops) and rosemary essential oil (3 to 4 drops). Mix the ingredients well and use it to massage the cellulite affected areas in circular motion for 10 minutes. Use warm water to wash the scrub off your skin. Oatmeal helps in flushing out toxins from the skin. The fiber in oatmeal bonds with the toxins and thus get removed. Both rosemary and orange essential oils stimulate blood flow to the epidermis to reduce appearance of cellulite.
Coffee-Avocado Anti-Cellulite Scrub
Coffee contains caffeine that enhances blood flow by dilating blood vessels, and toning and tightening skin tissues. Avocado contains monounsaturated fats that contribute to skin elasticity. To prepare this scrub, you will need a cup each of ground coffee and brown sugar. Mash one ripe avocado and mix it with one tablespoon olive oil and add these to the coffee-brown sugar mix. Rub this mixture on the cellulite affected region in circular motion. Let it remain for 15 minutes and then wash off with regular water.
Coffee-Lemongrass Anti-Cellulite Scrub
Blend three lemongrass stems into fine powder, add three tablespoons of ground coffee and half a cup of brown sugar to it. Add three tablespoons of honey and four tablespoons of almond oil to the mix. Both almond oil and honey contain emollients that soften the skin and reduce uneven skin tone. Apply and wrap the mixture with a plastic wrap on affected part and let it remain for at least 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off. Lemongrass penetrates below the epidermis where cellulite is located and busts it from within. Besides, it fights stress which contributes to formation of cellulite.
Coffee-Coconut Anti-Cellulite Scrub
Boil half a cup of coconut oil (the extra virgin variety) all the while stirring it to avoid formation of lumps. Once the coconut oil melts completely, let it cool. Add a cup of ground coffee and sugar each and half a tablespoon of cinnamon to it. Mix the ingredients well and apply on the skin. Coconut oil exfoliates epidermis, enhances blood flow and stimulates production of new skin cells – all of which lead to disappearance of cellulite. Cinnamon enhances blood circulation and aids in release of toxins.