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Cellulite Body Scrub

Sonia Nair
Cellulite is one of the common beauty concerns, especially for women. Though men are also prone to develop this skin condition, it is the fair sex, who is found to develop it commonly. A majority of women develop cellulite after a certain age. It is said that cellulite is formed by deposits of water and fat molecules in the sub cutaneous layer of the skin.
These deposits harden with time, thereby making the skin appear pitted. As the skin looks like an orange peel, this condition is also referred to as orange peel syndrome.
Whatever may be the scientific reasons, it is a cause of worry for females. Though, cellulite is not a life-threatening condition (it is not even a health concern), it can mar the looks of the skin.

How to Make Cellulite Body Scrub

There are various anti cellulite products available in the market. You may also come across beauty treatments aimed at controlling cellulite. Such products and treatments can be expensive and may not provide you with any noticeable results. So, it is always better to adopt a multifaceted approach for getting rid of this skin condition.
Apart from making some diet changes, you have to adopt a right exercise regimen too. You can also try some home remedies for cellulite, along with the above said measures. There are certain body scrubs that can work wonders in getting rid of cellulite. Here are some cellulite body scrub recipes that can be prepared at home.
These recipes make use of certain ingredients like coffee, grape seed oil, clay, salt and sugar, which are said to be beneficial in tackling cellulite to a great extent.

Recipe I

  • Coffee grounds (fresh) - ¼ cup
  • Grape seed oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Plain yogurt - ¼ cup
  • Honey - 2 tablespoons
All you have to do is to warm honey and grape seed oil over low heat, till they combine well. Once done, remove from heat and add coffee grounds, followed by yogurt. Once the ingredients get mixed well, you have to apply it on damp skin. Gently massage the skin in circular motions.
Allow the scrub to sit on the skin for at least ten minutes. After that, rinse off the scrub with lukewarm water & pat dry the skin. Make sure to moisturize the skin as the last step. Your skin will look clean, glowing & smooth. In this recipe, you may use almond or coconut oil instead of grape seed oil & buttermilk can be an excellent alternative to yogurt.

Recipe II

  • Freshly ground coffee - 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt - ½ cup
  • Clay - ¼ cup
  • Peppermint oil - 8 drops
  • Orange essential oil - 8 drops
  • Grapefruit essential oil - 8 drops
  • Ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
Mix the ingredients in an air tight container. Take out the required amounts of the mixture and mix it with enough milk to make a smooth paste (make sure to secure the lid tightly, before returning the container for safe storage). Now, apply it on the skin and massage gently, before rinsing it off. Let the scrub sit on the skin for at least ten minutes.
You may also make a third type by mixing a cup of freshly ground coffee beans with ¼ cup of sea salt and three tablespoons of argan oil. The method of application of this scrub is same as discussed in the above said recipes.
Even though these body scrubs are said to be useful for reducing cellulite, the effects may not be long-lasting. So, as mentioned above, you have to adopt other measures like regular exercises.
Cardiovascular exercises and strength training may work wonders in reducing cellulite. You may also resort to bicycle riding, running and walking on a regular basis. Diet restrictions include avoidance of fatty and sugary food. Consume more fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water. All these measures will help you in achieving your goal - cellulite reduction.