If you're a coffee lover, you know that coffee has benefits that are touted by enthusiasts and skincare addicts. But did you know that many people apply coffee to their legs? Using coffee grounds to eliminate cellulite is often used as a beauty trick that has led to innumerable DIY recipes and cosmetic products — but does it actually get rid of those annoying bumps and thigh ripples? Well, there's good news and there's bad news.
"Cellulite is an exceedingly common concern for women, affecting up to 90 percent of women and approximately 10 percent of men," says Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., a plastic surgeon based on Long Island. "Cellulite is considered normal and very, very common," he emphasizes. Most people think that cellulite is simply fat, but it's a little more complicated than that. Cellulite is actually caused by fibrous tethers that run through your fat and pull on the fascia that lies underneath your skin, creating a dimpled appearance, meaning that it's not just fat accumulation, but rather the structure of the fat, that causes it. Unfortunately for those who seek to make cellulite disappear, coffee grounds can't achieve this indefinitely.
Now for the good news: Scrubbing coffee grounds on your skin can reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily. Caffeine can stimulate dilation while the scrubbing motion increases circulation, plumping up the skin and making cellulite look less obvious. Plus, coffee grounds contain antioxidants, so they can increase collagen production. So it "wakes" up skin...temporarily.
So if you're headed on beach vacation or wear a thigh-exposing mini in the near future, try massaging a coffee scrub into your skin. You'll be giving yourself a delightful scented and yummy spa treatment at home, that will wake-up your senses and give your skin an added pick-me-up.
If you're really into smoothing out your legs, try our "Pink Me Up" Coffee Scrub scented with Dark Espresso. It will polish your skin and give a glow to dull skin. Do this before your upcoming red carpet event and see the difference.