Get Rid of Cellulite With a DIY Cellulite Remedy Using Coffee
Guest Article by Vanessa
Last week I went through the equivalent of a week's worth of coffee in a day! It's not what you think, honestly!
A friend of mine the day before, who is also a full time model, told me about a recipe she uses to smooth out her legs before she goes into a shoot or an audition. It's a two part remedy that uses coffee as the primary ingredient. She swore to me that it's by far the most potent recipe she's ever come across for removing the appearance of cellulite. So being the DIY Diva I decided to give it a go the following day — once I'd broken out of my wine hangover of course.
Anyway, needless to say, I was totally amazed by the results this cellulite remedy offered. I mean, it seriously did compare to any paid treatment I had done in the past. And best of all, I could see the effects almost instantly after application.
Of course it's not a long term approach to ridding yourself of the problem, but if you're in desperate need of a "quick smooth", this might be your answer, girl!
As I mentioned before this is a two part remedy, so you're going to have to gather together two sets of ingredients before you can start making each mixture.
Making Part Two First
We're going to make the second part of this remedy first as we need to freeze it for a couple of hours before we can start Part One. Gather together the following:
- 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsps of coffee (brewed)
- 1 tsps of evening primrose oil
- white tea, green tea and black tea (1 tea bag of each)
- 2 Tbs of parsley, rosemary and some kind of seaweed powder (I like spirulina)
Some of these you may already have in your kitchen, but for the others you should be able to pick them up from your local grocery store or a natural food store.
Step One: Take a medium sized pot, put it on the stove at a medium temperature and throw in all of the above ingredients, except for the apple cider vinegar and the primrose oil.
Step Two: Next, pour in 6 cups of water and simmer the mixture down to about half of what you originally started with. Make sure you stir all the while!
Step Three: Take the pot off the heat and pour in the remaining two ingredients, continuing to stir until the mixture looks nice and even.
Step Four: Grab your ice cube maker out of your freezer and pour in at least 5 cubes worth of the mixture before throwing it back into the freezer. Just make sure you don't use all the mix and save some to use for later.
It's going to take a couple of hours for the mix to freeze so in the meantime grab yourself a hot chocolate and chill out for a while.
Making Part One
Part one is nothing more than a coffee scrub, which is really easy to make. You'll just need the following:
- 1 Tbs of red wine
- 1 Tbs of sea salt
- 1 Tbs of the "Part Two" remedy you just made
Grab a small bowl and throw in all of the above ingredients. Mix well until it looks nice and even. And that's all there is to this scrub. It's so simple, but as you'll find out it works wonders!
Now to the Treatment
We're going to start applying both of these remedies now, but before we do, find yourself a small towel and fill a bucket up with hot water. You'll find out why shortly.
Step One: Splash some warm water onto the areas of your body you're looking to treat. Take your coffee scrub and rub it directly onto your skin, making sure you apply a fair amount of pressure. Do this for about 5 minutes before washing off with water. Don't use soap or any other product!
Step Two: Throw your small towel into the bucket of hot water. Strain it and apply it to your skin for about 20 seconds so it heats up nicely. Throw it back into the bucket of hot water.
Step Three: Take one of the frozen cubes from the first mixture and rub it all over the affected areas until it has fully melted.
Step Four: Take your hot towel and again apply it to your skin for 20 seconds.
Step Five: Take another frozen cube and rub it onto your skin until it fully melts.
All you need to do is repeat steps 4 and 5 at least four times before you can rinse your skin with warm water.
One More Thing Plus What You Can Expect
Some of these ingredients (especially the coffee) are going to dry out your skin, so it's important to moisturize immediately after treatment. If you can, try to use an all natural product as it's less likely to react poorly with the ingredients you just used.
Now, if you have severe cellulite, don't expect for it to magically disappear! What you can expect, however, is a noticeable reduction in the appearance the "cottage cheese" like effect normally associated with this condition. It's also a short term approach to the problem, so if you want to really take care of it, I would recommend using one of the many cellulite creams available today. Anyway enough said, it's time now to go out there and start scrubbing!
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