Summer is here and the shorts and miniskirts have arrived! After the initial excitement wears off, I remember the older I get, the more it feels like no matter how many squats and lunges I do, I just can’t get stubborn cellulite to disappear completely. That’s why this year, I’ve done some extra research to create the perfect DIY cellulite body scrub. Use it every day and within a few weeks, you should see a noticeable difference in the appearance of cellulite.
The best part about using natural, home-made beauty products is knowing there are never any fillers. Each ingredient is beneficial and serves a purpose. Here’s why each ingredient in this DIY Cellulite Body Scrub is important:
Coconut Oil has been shown to reduce cellulite all on it’s own. The most popular 2 methods is to massage the oil into your skin for ten minutes, followed by dry brushing or to use a scrub like the one we’ll be making today.
The caffeine in ground coffee actually shrinks cellulite cells while the scrubbing motion plumps your skin, making those little lumps look less obvious. Caffeine also contains loads of antioxidants, which increases collagen production.
Brown sugar has smaller particles and is softer and safer for all skin types than other sugars. It is also a powerful exfoliate that removes dead skin for improved tone, texture and softness.
(For this recipe, I like to add a hint of Vanilla Extract to create a pick-me-up, vanilla-latte scent when I shower.)
To make this scrub, carefully melt the coconut oil under warm, running water and mix with the other ingredients. Store it in an airtight container and use everyday for best results.
How To Use:
For the absolute best results, use a dry brush before you hop into the shower. Dry brushing helps remove dead skin to allow your new scrub to penetrate the skin better. Here are a few I recommend:
When you are in the shower, apply your scrub and rub for five minutes. Use it every time you shower for best results. If you are feeling brave, snap a photo of your “trouble-area” before you begin and again after 14-30 days to compare the difference!
I hope you liked this little DIY and if you did, I bet you’ll love my Caffeine Eye Serum Post.