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With swimsuit season in full force, many of us are trying our best to look good in that itsy bitsy bikini. Even if you opt for more coverage with a one piece and a cover-up, skin will still be showing. Get those legs beach ready with this cellulite busting coffee scrub.
What is cellulite anyway?
Even with months of dieting, skin can still have the puckered appearance known as cellulite. In fact, fad dieting can even make the issue worse. This condition is caused when fat cells become too large and skin elasticity increases, causing a dimpled appearance. Dimples on a baby are cute, but on a grown women’s legs? Not so much.
It’s important to eat whole, real foods for a healthier body. The saying, “you are what you eat,” is very true. In addition to a healthy diet, here are some natural remedies to get beach ready legs.
Why you NEED this scrub
Coffee contains caffeine to stimulate blood flow for smoother, less pitted looking skin. The grounds rough surface also help to exfoliate the skin for silky legs.
Coconut oil nourishes your legs with healthy fats that have been shown to actually help you LOSE weight. The oil contains medium chain fatty acids, or MCFA’s that are converted by your body into energy, not stored as fat. When applied topically, the oil helps strengthen connective tissues and deeply moisturize the skin. And like the coffee grounds, it can help with exfoliation (source).
Most importantly though, grapefruit essential oil supports detox and is a powerful player on your cellulite busting team. This essential oil helps to shrink the overgrown fat cells that are causing the dimpled skin appearance. It also contains the enzyme bromelain, which can help dissolve the tissues keeping the cellulite together (source).
To top it all off, throw in some raw honey for the icing on the exfoliating cake. Raw honey is full of vitamins and minerals that nourish your skin and increase softness. By massaging it into the skin, it helps to tighten and improve skin elasticity.
Cellulite Busting Coffee Scrub
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Squish the mixture around with a spatula or fork to really make sure everything is mixed.
- To use, apply liberally to problem areas and massage for several minutes. Leave the mixture on the skin for about ten minutes before washing it all off.