WIWUIMM – Homemade Coffee Scrub
How to fight back Cellulite With a Homemade Coffee Scrub
“In India, people love turmeric. They make turmeric milk, and sometimes I mix it with some cream or yogurt and turn it into a scrub. You’d be amazed at what it can take off your skin.”
There is not immunity to this beast, happen to the best of us; there is no model or celeb safe from it. But with summer in full swing, you might have banishing cellulite on the brain—or at least reducing its appearance. This is a DIY to do just that, thanks to a couple of secret ingredients.
Cellulite enemy #1 is caffeine, which tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin when applied. When applied religiously, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite—especially over time. Here, we combine coffee grounds with moisturizing, skin-soothing coconut oil and a bit of sea salt for an extra exfoliating kick. By massaging this concoction into any problem area, you’ll stimulate blood flow resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
Plus, it smells great.
If you’re looking for extra credit, steal this bonus step from gorgeous-legged insiders like Miranda Kerr and Elle Macpherson: Invest in a dry brush. Because it also exfoliates and gets lymph and blood more dynamic, it has also been touted as a cellulite combatant. Brush and scrub those dimples away…
What You Need
• 1 cup coffee grounds
• 6 tbsp coconut oil
• 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar (brown sugar cane the best)
• empty jar
• dry brush (optional)
Step 1 – Measure out the dry ingredients and combine in a large measuring cup or bowl.
Step 2 – Melt the coconut oil in the microwave if solid, and add to the mixture.
Step 3 – Mix well.
Step 4 – Transfer contents to a jar or container.
Step 5 – OPTIONAL: Before getting in the shower, use your dry brush to exfoliate and stimulate blood flow. Brush lightly in circles on any problem areas, or all over your body to reap the full benefits of dry brushing.
Step 6 – In the shower, apply your scrub to areas with cellulite. Massage the scrub onto skin in a circular way before rinsing. Repeat every time you shower for best results.