Why worry about your cellulite when you can just mix up some easy DIY cellulite scrub right in your kitchen? Read on to get the full recipe.
Little about Cellulite
Cellulite is a condition where the skin takes up a lumpy, dimpled appearance which usually appears on the thighs and buttocks area. Thanks to the excess fat deposit that push through the connective tissue beneath the dermis.
Cellulite is common in females due to the different distributions of connective tissue, muscle, and fat – and their vertical arrangement. Between 80 to 95% of women may experience cellulite at some point in their lives. The criss-cross structure of connective tissues and fat cells explains why fewer males experience cellulite.
Cellulite is in grades: The mild grade (orange peel appearance) is a saggy appearance on the skin, the moderate grade (cottage cheese appearance) is when the skin appears to be moderately draped, and the severe grade (mattress appearance) is a cellulite grade where the skin appears to be severely draped.
Causes of Cellulite
Although the causes of cellulite are unknown, some factors are found to be the likely cause of fat deposit which causes cellulite. Some of them are:
- Lifestyle and Dietary Factors – While toxins do not cause cellulite, those who eat little fiber and too much salt, carbohydrates, and fat are likely to have cellulite. Do you smoke? You’re likely to have cellulite, too. Couch potatoes and people who don’t exercise regularly are also not left out.
If you have excess body fat, your chance of having cellulite is on the high side – although slim people also have it too. Also, wearing tight clothes on the buttocks and thigh such as limit blood flow to these areas will contribute to cellulite.
- Genetic Factors – This links to how fat is distributed under the skin, the speed of metabolism, circulatory level, ethnicity, and more. All these can bring about your having cellulite.
- Age and Hormonal Factors – Thyroid hormones, prolactin, noradrenaline, insulin, estrogen all contribute to cellulite development. Estrogen, for example, decreases in menopause, which enlarges the fat cells and causes more fat deposits. Age also causes the skin to be thinner, less elastic and becomes saggy due to lower production of collagen – a protein responsible for firming the skin.
Now to The Easy DIY Cellulite Scrub
Caffeine is found to dehydrate cells and make it less visible. Daily application of caffeine product on your cellulite will help melt the fat deposit on your buttock and thigh area. That’s why I’ve added coffee – a strong caffeine product – as part of our DIY cellulite scrub. So, let’s get started.
- Mix the three ingredients thoroughly in a clean bowl
- Apply your scrub on the affected area in a circular motion. Leave the scrub on the affected area for 30 minutes.
- Rinse with tepid water
- Apply this DIY cellulite scrub at least once daily
So that’s it on Easy DIY Cellulite Scrub. I hope you find this really helpful. For more questions and suggestions, please leave your comments below. Thanks for reading.