Combat Cellulite with a Natural Treatment
Thought to occur in 80-90% of women, Cellulite a skin change that effects the top of the skin, which presents itself in a dimpling or orange peel-like appearance. Basically, it is caused by pockets of fat that are trapped beneath the skin. Stubborn as it is, there is no way to prevent it and the fat is nearly impossible to reduce through exercise.
Cellulite is most likely found on the thighs and buttocks on women and rarely seen on men.
With so many women looking for ways to treat cellulite, it’s no wonder that the market is flooded with miracle products that claim to “get rid of cellulite fast!”. Treatments like mesotherapy and endermologie are popular, and quite effective of combating cellulite. Creams and lotions with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are more effective when treating cellulite as they stimulate blood flow, which can temporarily reduce its appearance.
The majority of these expensive cellulite creams have a special, natural ingredient that not only increases blood flow, but also temporarily dehydrates fluid from fat cells, making them look smaller: caffeine.
Yes, caffeine! Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor (it shrinks blood vessels) and it will temporarily tighten skin (and even reduce dark circles - try it around your eyes! It has been said to have positive effects on varicose veins as well!). Caffeine is also an anti-oxidant – if applied to cellulite you'll also enhance the elimination of toxins.
In the shower: For areas with cellulite, mix coffee grounds with liquid soap and use your hand to massage it on the skin (in a circular motion) on any areas effected by cellulite. You'll come out with firmer skin and (a bit of a caffeine buzz!). Do this every time you take a shower - you’ll notice a difference immediately!
At home: Mix coffee grounds to your favorite lotion and use it to massage the effected areas (again, in a circular motion). After you’ve finished the massage (which increases blood flow), let the coffee lotion remain on your skin for about a half an hour, then rinse off.
The important thing to remember is that the caffeine does not combat the fat that is trapped under the skin, it simply tightens the skin that lays on top of the fat; the results are not permanent and the treatment must be continued to have results.