Sorry to be so candid but it really does and worst of all, you don’t even have to be THAT overweight for it to start showing. Did you know that the main cause of cellulite doesn’t have anything to do with excess fatty tissue, but instead most of the time it appears due to an overload of toxins beneath your skin?
You see, we all have fatty tissue below our skin(mostly on our legs and bums), but it won’t show up in the form of cellulite unless there is a problem with the toxicity levels that can effect water absorption in fat cells.
It’s these toxins that can force individual fat cells to take on water, expanding up to 500 times their regular size. When this occurs, the fibrous connective tissue that holds the normal layer of fat in place, cannot sufficiently do so, leading to a cottage-cheese-like effect.
Imagine filling up a water balloon(fatty tissue) then rapping it with 10 elastic bands(connective fibers). That’s the kind of look you can expect to see on your own skin.
So in order to reduce cellulite you don’t need to focus on burning fat, but instead on removing the toxins that cause fatty cells to expand.
You could use a good cellulite cream to treat the problem or if you ain’t willing to spend the cash, then this at home remedy for cellulite I’m about to show you, is one of the best “cheap” methods I know of for bringing down inflammation.
Here’s What You Need for Your Home Remedy for Cellulite
Just so you know, this is going to be a two part cellulite treatment made up of:
- A scrub that uses coffee as the primary ingredient
- Hot/cold treatment using the main remedy.
The first thing we’re going to do is create a tincture that we’ll freeze and use for the second part of the treatment. You’ll need the following ingredients, some of which you may already have at home:
- 2 tbs rosemary, parsley and a seaweed powder(spirulina is the best)
- 2 tbs brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon evening primrose oil
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 teabag of each; white tea, black tea and green tea
Making Your Tincture
- Combine together all of the above ingredients into a pot, except the primrose oil and apple cider vinegar.
- Pour 6 cups of water into the pot and stir the mixture.
- Turn the heat onto about a medium temperature and allow the mixture to simmer slowly until there is about half as much as what you previously started with, before taking it off the heat and allowing to cool.
- Add in the primrose oil and apple cider vinegar and stir.
- When the mix is cool enough, take an ice cube maker and fill all the sections with the tincture you just created before placing into the freezer(make sure you don’t use all of your tincture as we’ll need some for later!). It’s going to take a couple of hours to freeze, so grab a cup of coffee and take it easy!
Making Your Scrub
This is really easy to make and it’s likely you’ll already have all of these ingredients. You just need the following:
- 1tbs of the tincture you just made
- 1tbs of red wine
- 1/2 cup of ground coffee beans
- 1tbs of sea salt
All you need to do now is mix all of the above together into a bowl until it looks nice and even.
The actual treatment will take around 15-20 minutes to complete and once you’re done you should notice the effects almost immediately.
- Take your scrub and exfoliate it into your skin, making sure to push down hard enough so as to help allow the nutrients to properly enter deep into your skin.
- Rub in for about 5 minutes before washing off with water. DON’T use soap or any other product.
- Grab your frozen cubes of tincture and a small towel. Drench the towel in hot water and strain it until it’s damp. Apply one frozen tincture cube at a time directly to the areas of your skin mostly effected by cellulite. Wait for it to fully melt and immediately place the hot towel on the area you just treated.
- Repeat this process 3 or 4 times and you’re done.
Before I leave you, I should mention a couple of things. The coffee in the scrub and tincture, combined with the apple cider vinegar is likely to dry your skin out significantly. Therefore it’s really important that you apply a moisturizer directly after treatment to restore the lost moisture.
The last thing you want is to have the skin on your legs dry out because girl, that definitely ain’t a good look!
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