Bye Bye Cellulite!

Well, maybe not entirely, but even a little bit of loss in this department is surely welcomed by all. The undesired dimpling of the skin known as cellulite is experienced by women of all ages, weights and body types (so try to take some solace in knowing most women have to deal with this super common occurrence). There are a ton of products and gimmicks out there that I wouldn’t waste my money on, but there’s one thing I would highly suggest trying — Before you throw out the grinds from your morning java, consider using them for a very wallet savvy yet effective cellulite treatment. Using coffee as a topical exfoliant has been known to help break up fatty deposits that may cause cellulite (exciting!). Plus, coffee is full of antioxidants so it’s great for your skin in general.

You simply want to rub the moist grinds on the trouble spots (this should be done over an old towel or anything else you don’t mind dirtying because you definitely do not want those grinds clogging up your drain). Then just shower/bathe after a minute or two of exfoliating. A little messy, but pretty simple.

You can also add some fresh, dry coffee grinds to your body lotion (about a teaspoon for a 12 ounce lotion) and apply daily to those trouble areas (best to do this one at night because it can be a bit messy). If you keep up with this natural treatment you’ll likely see some perkier, smoother skin just in time for summer!

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