A natural cellulite treatment
It's late spring and your friends are already planning that perfect summer vacation. You can't wait! The Airbnb listing is epic. The house is located next to the ocean and the pool looks breathtaking. But wait a minute! You've been feeling bad lately about breaking your New Year's Resolutions of exercising and dieting. At the same time, you've been spending too much time on Instagram looking at models and influencers with stunning bods in their bikinis.
You noticed a tad bit of cellulite on your thighs and buttocks and ask "why can't I look like those models?"
Truth be told, cellulite happens to the best of us; yes, even the Instagram models and celebs you look at aren't immune. Cellulite is one of those problems that plague many women and some men these days.
What is cellulite anyways?
Cellulite itself refers to the dimples in the skin that affect most women and some men. The dimples develop when fatty tissues under your skin press against tissues closer to the skin’s surface. Cellulite can occur anywhere but tends to be most prevalent in areas where fatty tissues are present, such as the buttocks and thighs. Most sources agree that the dimpled appearance of cellulite occurs due to problems in the connective tissue and fat in a person’s body. Once a person has it, cellulite can be difficult to get rid of and treatment usually focuses on decreasing the appearance of the dimples.
What leads a person to develop cellulite on their body?
Hormones, diet, lifestyle and genetics all play a role but are not absolutes. While those who are overweight tend to have a higher chance of getting cellulite, many thin women complain of it as well. Genetics can play an important role in developing cellulite, but usually contributing factors for cellulite include eating too much sodium, fat or carbohydrates. Additionally, smoking, lack of exercise, and wearing tight garments that restrict blood flow can also contribute to cellulite. Fortunately, cellulite does not cause any medical problems. It is purely an aesthetic annoyance.
Is there a remedy to combat cellulite?
Yes, starting with leading a healthy lifestyle; frequently exercising and eating properly is the best start! However, there are a few available alternatives including painful injections, surgeries, or laser treatments. However, cellulite is one such skin problem which woman want to get rid of the natural way. Homemade remedies are in vogue again because they have no side effects. The leading natural combatant of cellulite is caffeine. Yes, you read that right. The coffee you drank this morning has lump-combating ingredients that do a darn good job at reducing the visibility of cellulite the natural way.
Cellulite #1 enemy: Caffeine!
Coffee contains protective antioxidant benefits that fight premature aging and increase collagen production of the skin. Coffee grounds naturally exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving the skin texture smooth and tight. One study published in the "Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology" in 2008 found that caffeine, applied topically to mice, reduced the diameter of fatty cells by 17 percent, lessening the appearance of cellulite. Caffeine acts as a diuretic, drawing fluid away from fat cells and temporarily minimizing the visibility of cellulite. The coffee scrubs increase circulation and stimulate blood flow, resulting in smoother, firmer skin. That's why coffee and caffeine are active ingredients in topical cellulite treatments.
How long does this natural solution last?
The effects of caffeine on cellulite are immediate but temporary and can last about a week. For the most benefits, you want to use the coffee exfoliation a few times a week. Researchers suggest that when applied in a circular motion and routinely, caffeine can reduce the extra fat on the thighs and buttocks for longer time periods.
How should you apply the topical treatment?
We recommend using a homemade coffee scrub mixed with coconut oil or Urbanized's exfoliating soap to scrub those dimples away! When taking a bath or using the shower, massage the scrub or soap onto the skin using firm pressure in a circular motion before rinsing on any problem areas, or all over your body for full benefits. The massage and exfoliation stimulate the blood flow and the caffeine in the coffee tightens the skin and eliminates excess water. Repeat every time you shower for best results.
To conclude, when you are headed for your beach vacation or wear a thigh-exposing mini soon, try massaging Urbanized's Exfoliating Soap onto your skin. Not only will you be beach ready, but you'll also be giving yourself a relaxing and delightful-smelling spa treatment at home.