If you're looking for an all-natural and affordable solution to cellulite and the appearance of cellulite, you might want to try making your own coffee scrub.
Cellulite, the dimpled appearance of the skin that commonly appears on thighs, hips, and buttocks, can be stubborn and hard to get rid of. However, caffeine has been shown to temporarily tighten and plump the skin, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite. The caffeine in coffee can also help dilate blood vessels and reduce the appearance of skin dimples in the problem areas making this a great cellulite treatment especially when swimsuit season is in full swing!
By combining coffee grounds with other skin-nourishing ingredients, you can create a simple yet effective scrub that can help you achieve smoother skin, firmer-looking skin, and remove dead skin cells while increasing blood circulation.
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Below are the ingredients used to make this organic exfoliating body scrub. I have included helpful links.
- Coconut Oil- or sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil or other carrier oils
- Coffee Grounds
- Turbinado Brown Sugar
- In a small bowl, mix together the coffee grounds, brown sugar, and cinnamon (if using).
- Add the coconut oil to the mixture and stir until well combined.
- Apply the scrub to damp skin, focusing on areas with cellulite.
- Use a massaging action in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes to stimulate blood flow.
- Rinse off the scrub with warm water and pat your skin dry.
- I like to store this in a glass wide mouth mason jar. It's easy to scoop out and stays fresher longer.
- Store in a cool place or refrigerate.
The scrub should last up to three months if it is kept cool and dry. If you notice an odd smell or any discoloration discontinue use.
I like to make this in small batches so that it's always fresh.
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Why these ingredients work:
Coffee grounds: coffee’s secret weapon is that it's rich in caffeine, which has been shown to temporarily tighten and plump the skin. Additionally, the texture of the grounds can help to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote circulation.
Brown sugar: Brown sugar is a gentle exfoliant that can help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. It also contains glycolic acid, which can help to improve skin texture and tone.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin. It also contains lauric acid, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Cinnamon (optional): Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce inflammation and redness in the skin. It also has a warming effect that can help to increase circulation.
For Shower Use
***If you use this in the shower please be careful and use caution. Coconut Oil is VERY slippery so stand on a bath mat, towel or other NON-SLIPPERY surface while using and rinse your shower/bathtub well after use.
The easiest way to keep your shower drain working well is by running hot water down the drain after use.
Tips for Getting the Best Results
- This is not meant for entire body, everyday use or for use on sensitive areas of the skin.
- A little goes a long way - start with a small scoop and use more as needed.
- If dry patches and flaky skin is a concern, give this a try to lessen the flakiness of the affected area and to encourage soft skin.
- As with most skin care products and conventional body scrubs test DIY products on a small area of our skin first to check for skin irritation.
- Organic scrubs like this one are among my top picks to help get rid of dull skin, shed dead cells, and may also be helpful in preventing ingrown hairs.
Benefits of Coffee for a Body Scrub
- Organic homemade scrubs like this one are among my top picks to help get rid of dull dry skin, shed dead cells, and may also be helpful in preventing ingrown hairs.
- With regular use a few times a week as part of a regular skincare routine a coffee sugar scrub can help with scars and stretch marks.
- Old coffee grounds can be used - I dump the ground coffee from my reusable pods onto a plate and let them dry out. Once they are dry, they can be used in this homemade body scrub
Overall, this DIY coffee scrub is a great option for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the texture of their skin. It's easy to make, affordable, and uses all-natural ingredients that are good for your skin. Plus, the energizing scent of coffee is a great way to start your day off on the right foot!