Cellulite is one of those things that many women believe they just must live with. That couldn’t be further from the truth. While it is completely normal, there are steps that you can take to improve the look and feel of your skin. It is possible to get rid of most cellulite.
It depends on the reason for cellulite and your skin type. It can also depend on the area of your cellulite.
To get rid of cellulite, you need a body scrub. The good news is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on products in stores or online. You can create your own from (mostly) ingredients that you can find in your cupboards.
So, here’s a look at your all-in-one guide to creating and using a homemade body cellulite scrub.
What Exactly Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is known by some other names, including orange peel syndrome and dermopanniculosis. It’s a form of herniation within the skin. The fat within the connective tissue within the skin pushes its way to the top and forms in clumps. The skin then dimples around the fat.
You will usually see cellulite form in the legs and buttocks, but it can also appear in the lower limbs or the abdomen.
Women are more likely to suffer from cellulite than men, and post-pubescent women are most at risk. There are still many people researching into cellulite and how/why it forms, but it appears to be a physiological element of life. Researchers believe that it could be hereditary, but it could also be linked to female hormones.
Weight does have some bearing but doesn’t completely cause cellulite to form. In fact, skinny people can suffer from it as much as those who are overweight. It’s just more commonly visible in people who are overweight. The appearance and the link to fat pushed through the fibrous tissues are the reasons why cellulite is considered a problem for fat people.
It’s not going to affect your health, but it can look unsightly. It can cause some women to cover up their bodies more and worry about what others will say.
The good news is you don’t just have to put up with cellulite. You can make a homemade body scrub for it. The trick is to encourage the breakdown of the fat particles. When you get rid of the fat clumps, you can smooth out the skin instantly.
Treatments Are Just Temporary Options
While it is relatively easy to get rid of cellulite, you will need to keep using them. The bad news is that all are just temporary options, especially when it comes to home remedies.
When using scrubs, you’re only treating the symptoms. You won’t get into the fat and stop it pushing through your skin. You need to sever the fibrous bands and break down the fat completely to help get rid of all cellulite.
One thing that you can do is turn the homemade treatments into regular parts of your beauty routine. You can continually help to improve the look of your skin, even if it is just temporary. Most of the treatments will last a week, which means you can just make the cellulite scrubs a weekly part of your beauty routine, helping to keep costs down and feel good about yourself.
While using the homemade remedies, you will get plenty of other health benefits. Many of the treatments have extra antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. You end up with more collagen, healthier skin cells, and a better glow to your skin. You’ll want to show off your legs!
Making the Best Homemade Body Cellulite Scrub
So, with that in mind, what do you need to create your perfect homemade body scrub? Here are five recipes that will work, so you have a range depending on your dietary and lifestyle preferences.
Coffee Grounds and Avocado Are the Best Options
Out of all the homemade treatments, you will find that coffee grounds show up the most in the recipes. This is because the ingredient is one of the best.
Coffee grounds contain caffeine, which helps to stimulate various elements within your body. Most importantly, the grounds will stimulate the production of collagen. When you have more collagen, you can help to improve the elasticity within your skin, so you’ll find it easier to cover up the lumpy sections from the fat.
Coffee is also full of antioxidants. They will help to fight against the free radicals and oxidative stress build-up. Your skin cells are rejuvenated, which helps to improve the appearance of your skin. When your skin looks good, people will focus less on the appearance of the cellulite.
Avocados are excellent options with the coffee. They’re full of healthy fats.
I know what you’re thinking: surely you don’t want to add fat to your fat. Well, avocado fats are much better for your body. They help with the collagen production and will aid with some of the fatty tissue breakdowns. They also help to improve the health of the skin cells, while adding more hydration to your skin.
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 mashed avocado
- 1tsp olive oil
- Mix everything in a bowl, mashing to get a pasty consistency
You’ll need to rub the scrub into your skin in a circular motion. This helps to break down some of the particles further while boosting the blood flow in your body. When your skin gets more blood, water, and antioxidants, the collagen production will thank you.
After scrubbing, give the paste 15 minutes to soak into your skin. Rinse with some cold water. The cold water will help to tighten your pores and boost the blood flow. You’ll feel like you have a little more energy, which helps the body protect against more cellulite in a short space of time.
Switch the Avocado for Coconut
Instead of avocados, use coconut oil for the lubricant within this next scrub. The benefit of coconut oil is the antioxidants and antibacterial properties. You’ll get deep into the skin layers to fight off any chance of infection. Not only do you leave your skin looking better, but it is also healthier.
Coconut oil is one of the best hydrating oils for the skin. It takes it time to soak in, getting deep within the layers.
This isn’t the best option if you have oily skin. Coconut oil sits on top of the pores and can clog them, causing issues with your natural oil production. However, it’s an excellent option for those with extremely dry skin.
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2tbsp cinnamon
- Melt the coconut oil
- Mix everything in a jar
Store the scrub in an airtight container. You’ll want to use this at least once a week for the best benefits. The sugar within the mixture is good for exfoliating your skin at the same time. You can use salt instead if you’d like. Salt tends to be preferred for its purifying benefits. Opt for sea salt if you do, as this is less dehydrating for the skin.
Opt for Oatmeal Instead
Oatmeal has long been used as an ingredient for skin care. It’s soothing and hydrating. It can get into the layers and help to support the development of the fibrous tissue. It is possible that it will help to break some of the tissue down.
Oatmeal is something to consider if you have irritated or sensitive skin. It’s neutral regarding pH level and helps to cool down and reduce inflammation.
- ½ cup of oatmeal, steamed
- 2tsp salt
- 2tsp coffee grounds
- 10 drops of essential oil of choice
- 2-3 drops of cinnamon oil
- Mix everything in a jar, shaking to combine thoroughly
You’ll want to massage the mixture into your skin. This will help to improve the blood circulating your body. With good blood circulation, you will find the collagen production is increased. This will help to improve the look of your skin further.
Wash off with some warm water, but finish the rinse with colder water. This just helps to re-energise the skin.
This treatment can be drying after a while, especially depending on the type of essential oil you decide to use. It’s also an exfoliating option that doesn’t include a lot of natural oil. You’ll want to condition and moisturize your skin after using it.
Milk is a good conditioning ingredient. It is full of protein, which will help to support the collage production further.
Mix Sea Salt and Brown Sugar
If you want to step away from the coffee grounds, then you can opt for a mixture of sugar and salt. Sea salt is by far your best option, as it is less dehydrating for the skin. You want to avoid table salt as it tends to have added chemicals to it.
Salt and brown sugar will exfoliate the skin. It can help to invigorate the fibrous bands, breaking them down to help get rid of the fatty clumps.
This recipe also calls for lemon juice and honey. Both ingredients are full of antioxidants and antibacterial benefits. They can brighten the skin and unclog the pores. Not only do you get cellulite free skin, but you can get rid of the acne causing bacteria and dark spots at the same time!
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of sea salt
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 2tbsp vanilla extract
- 2tbsp lemon juice
- 2tbsp raw honey
- Mix everything in a jar to thoroughly combine
Use the scrub directly on your damp skin. This is something you can use in the sugar too, as it doesn’t need to sit and soak in your skin for a while. Rub in circular motions to improve the blood flow in your skin. opt for a loofah or washcloth to help improve the exfoliating benefits.
Try to use cold water to rinse everything off your skin. This will just help to add benefits to your skin further to get rid of the cellulite.
Opt for Grapefruit and Aloe Vera
The fifth option on the list is full of vitamin E benefits. You want to get aloe vera—and look out for pure aloe vera for all the benefits. Vitamin E will help to repair damage to your skin. It fully hydrates and will help to work on the fibrous strands. There is the ability to break down some of the strands, helping to give you more time between uses of the treatment.
Grapefruit essential oil is good for its acidic benefits. It’s not as bad as a lemon on sensitive skin and doesn’t cause the same problems of more UV sensitivity. However, it is a citrus oil. You will want to do a patch test just to make sure you don’t break out or suffer irritation.
- 100g aloe vera gel
- 15-20 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- Mix the two ingredients
Massage the mixture directly into your skin and let it completely absorbed. This is one of those recipes that you don’t need to rinse off afterward, so opt for it on a night when you don’t have to rush around.
Getting Rid of Cellulite Takes Time
Getting rid of the cellulite in your body isn’t something that will happen overnight. You won’t be able to use any of the treatments above and instantly see results. It can take a couple of uses to see some of the breakdown within the body initially. You’ll need to use the treatments to see great looking skin consistently.
Homemade treatments need to become part of your routine. Your cellulite will appear again if you stop using the treatments for long periods of time.
These are more temporary options. You can opt for permanent ones through surgery and laser treatment, but these homemade options are cheaper, less invasive, and safer.