The relationship between coffee and cellulite dates back to ancient times and is sustained mainly by two of the main components of coffee: antioxidants and caffeine. And it is precisely these two elements that are great allies against cellulite.
Cellulite affects most women (9 out of 10 suffer at some point in their lives, according to the latest studies). It has its origin in the retention of liquids that causes, in the long run, the appearance of small bags of fat, usually in the back of the legs.
For cellulite, coffee is an effective remedy due to its natural properties, but as long as we can use it properly. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this article.
Tips to reduce cellulite with coffee
If you want to eliminate cellulite with coffee, the only tip or remedy is to rub the skin or keep it in contact with the coffee itself. It is no coincidence that many anti-cellulite cosmetic products have caffeine among their ingredients.
To apply the coffee to our skin, we will make a kind of coffee paste or mask, which is easier to spread (as if it were a cream). We will see later how to make it at home.
Once we have our homemade coffee cream against cellulite, we must apply it giving a gentle circular massage with the hands in the affected area. In this way, the caffeine will penetrate the skin better and act more effectively against those fat sachets.
How to prepare coffee for cellulite
There are numerous ways to use coffee to eliminate cellulite, and here we will review the most common. We begin with one of the most widespread: rub coffee with a homemade exfoliant. Check out this video before moving into our recipe:
The simplest coffee exfoliant: ingredients
Coffee exfoliation for cellulite is achieved with a coffee paste or coffee mask, which is made from the following ingredients:
- Ground coffee (half a cup).
- Olive oil.
- Cling film.
To start making your homemade coffee exfoliant, you have to mix the ground coffee with a couple of spoonfuls of olive oil until you get a homogeneous paste.
Then apply the paste to the area where you have cellulite and give circular massages with your hands. Finally, wrap the area well with cling film. This step strengthens the anti-cellulite effect of the coffee, and you should keep it for 20-25 minutes.
Finally, rinse the mixture with lukewarm water to clean the area thoroughly, and after drying, apply the anti-cellulite cream of your confidence so that the skin is even firmer.
Of course, today, everything has been homemade, but you can buy your coffee exfoliant on Amazon:
- Natural Coffee Scrub with Organic Coffee Body Scrub, Best Acne
- Exfoliating Arabica Coffee Body Scrub
Effects of coffee on cellulite: before and after
The impact of ground coffee on cellulite is visible after several weeks of continuous application. In other words: do not expect a miraculous performance or a visible result after the first application. It is necessary to be constant and have patience. For this reason, it is sometimes more practical to make a large amount of cream or coffee paste, to be able to apply it in successive days, rather than having to do it every time you want to use it.
In any case, it will always be more useful to maintain the treatment indefinitely than to start it with a lot of desire and then stop applying it after a few weeks. Consistency is the key to success.
Is coffee against cellulite a myth?
The use of coffee to eliminate cellulite is not a myth, but there are many myths around this subject. It seems the same, but it is not the same. One of the most widespread is that coffee can favour the appearance of cellulite, something that crashes head-on against what we are trying to explain in this article. The answer is simple, and it has less to do with coffee than with caffeine.
Does coffee cause cellulite?
No, coffee does not directly cause cellulite, but caffeine (one of its main elements) can help the retention of liquids that lead to the appearance of those fat bags so characteristic of cellulite, especially if you combine it with sugar. For this reason, coffee to avoid cellulite is not as harmful as, for example, sugary cola soft drinks.
On the other hand, coffee naturally has excellent draining power, which always helps against the retention of liquids. So, taken in moderation (beyond creams, oils, and other home applications), coffee against cellulite can even be an ally.
In any case, you already know that in this article, we are talking more about the direct application of coffee (on the skin) and not so much about its ingestion as a drink or food.