A friend of mine asked me yesterday if I had heard of the use of coffee grounds as an effective cellulite treatment – wait, what? This was news to me! I decided to do some checking around this morning, and here’s what I found.
Per Cellulitetreatment.org, mixing hand lotion or olive oil with warm caffeinated coffee grounds is an effective treatment for cellulite. Their given reason is that the caffeine in coffee is known to increase blood flow, and cellulite is a form of fat that your body can build up due to lack of blood flow. Therefore, when coffee is applied to the skin’s cellulite trouble zones it will improve the formation of blood vessels and support the removal of toxins and promote cellulite breakdown. They also pointed out that many cellulite creams in fact contain coffee as an active ingredient.
I also confirmed the same thing with livestrong.com, who also pointed out that since coffee is a stimulant it helps boost the releasing of stored water in the body, thus promoting circulation. Livestrong.com does mention the notion, however, that this cellulite treatment could only be temporary.
So, it appears that a “coffee and cream” concoction, while messy, could possibly help diminish that nasty cellulite. As far as cellulite treatments go, I am not aware of one that has been proven 100% effective, so all you can do is try and see what works for you. If you’re interested in trying this method out, I have listed a recipe below. I also listed a few pre made products you can purchase. Good luck!
Coffee Grounds Cellulite Treatment
- 1/2 cup of warm coffee grounds
- 1 tbs of olive oil or hand cream
- 1 roll of plastic wrap
Mix all ingredients together and heat in microwave for 20 seconds. Apply your coffee ground mixture to your affected areas, then promptly wrap with plastic wrap. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Note: It’s probably best to do this in the bathroom, as it is pretty messy.
Pre Made Coffee Cellulite Treatments
Organice Fresh Coffee and Hazelnut Anti-Cellulite Scrub: http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Organic-Fresh-Coffee-Hazelnut-Anti-cellulite-Scrub/17468250
Coffee Cellulite Detox Herbal Scrub Spa:
Brazilian Coffee Scrub – Cellulite Reducer: