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Caffeine and Shea Butter to Treat Cellulite

Posted by Keith Atkins    56 Comment(s)    Add a Comment  comment-icon.png
11/01/2012 08:22 AM

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Shea Butter and coffee can reduce the appearance of Cellulite

Cellulite is generally thought of to be fat deposits that form just below the surface of the skin. It is also a term used to describe the appearance of dimpled skin in the abdomen, lower limbs, and pelvic region. Approximately 80%-90% of women are affected by cellulite after puberty.

A few factors that influence whether or not a woman will have to deal with cellulite would include: hormone levels, genetics, an unbalanced diet, and wearing tight clothing. It is not a disease, nor is it an irreversible condition. Simple lifestyle changes such as a proper skin care routine can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Here is some advice on how to treat it.

Massaging the cellulite affected areas of your body with a homemade scrub twice a week is highly effective solution. Sea salt and sugar scrubs work well for this however, something more stimulating may be in order. It was reported by Style.lifegoesstrong.com that Halle Barry scrubs with used coffee grounds to reduce her cellulite. When absorbed into the skin, caffeine helps to break down fat cells. It also increases circulation and blood flow.  

Here is a simple way to add coffee grounds to your hygienic routine. Apply a cup of freshly used coffee grounds mixed with a tablespoon of olive oil to the areas of concern before your shower; let the mixture sit long enough to soak into your skin. Alternate between hot and cold water while rinsing off, this will also help to stimulate blood flow to that area. When using coffee grounds, be sure the coffee is not “decaffeinated” because this will defeat the entire purpose.  

After drying off, moisturize with Shea Butter to condition and soften the skin. Shea Butter is used as a base in many commercial cellulite treatments because of its anti-inflammatory properties, and it is rich in vitamins A and E.

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Shea Butter and used coffee grounds

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