The caffeine and antioxidants in coffee are moderately effective in mitigating the appearance of cellulite in the short term . As a stimulant, the caffeine in coffee dilates blood vessels, temporarily toning and tightening tissues.


Coffee scrub to reduce cellulite

Coffee increases circulation and reduces fluid retention , which can also help smooth the wrinkled appearance of cellulite. The antioxidants in coffee can help release toxins, which is useful not only for cellulite, but for healthy skin in general. For this recipe, always use fresh ground coffee to maximize the benefits, as it has more antioxidants and caffeine than used coffee grounds.

And remember, always accompany your beauty recipes that are applied to the skin, with a diet rich in healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking the necessary water and also eliminating processed foods that cause cellulite, such as white flour , soda or cola, cold cuts, white sugar, artificial sweeteners and try to reduce the salt in your food.

Procedure for making the coffee scrub

  1. Mix 1/4 cup of ground coffee with 3 tablespoons of hot water and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to absorb the water and form a paste. Next, mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil to help stick the coffee grounds together. (This will make it easier to spread on the skin, and offer additional hydrating effects.)
  2. Before applying the mixture, clean the area with the cellulite problem in a hot shower, then apply the scrub by massaging in a circular motion for two to four minutes with your hands or a washcloth.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water to remove all traces, then pat dry and hydrate if desired.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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