Caffeine in coffee is the stuff that wakes us up in the morning. It does not only wake us up, it also gives us the energy to do our everyday stuff. But did you know that caffeine can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite? Caffeine is a relatively inexpensive ingredient used in lotions, serums topical creams and gels designed to fight against cellulite.
When applied topically, caffeine can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. It works by reducing the fat content in a person’s cells. Caffeine is a stimulant and dilates blood vessels in the skin. This temporarily tones and tightens your tissues as it spikes blood circulation and shrinks fat cells. This creates an immediate improvement and can give your skin a smoother appearance in about a month. Another way caffeine fights cellulite is by preventing the breakdown of fat. By inhibiting this process, the body is able to burn off the deposits of fatty tissue that causes the appearance of cellulite.
The answer is yes and no. Caffeine is effective when applied topically. However, ingesting caffeine can aggravate cellulite and worsen its symptoms. So when fighting cellulite, apply directly to skin and don’t drink it. The only exception to this rule is green tea which contains a substance called theobromine which helps get rid of fat from the body.
How Do I Apply Caffeine Topically?
Use this recipe: mix ¼ cups ground coffee with 3 tablespoons of hot water. Let this mixture sit for around 10 minutes so that the coffee grounds can absorb the water and make a paste. Once it has turned into a pasty consistency add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil to help bind the coffee grounds. Clean your problem area with soap and water. Massage a portion of your paste with your hands or washcloth using a circular motion. Do this for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
The anti-oxidants in coffee and the stimulants in the coffee grounds will help stimulate blood flow, dilate blood vessels to give your skin a tighter and toned appearance. The increase blood circulation will also decrease water retention to give your skin a smoother appearance. The anti-oxidants in coffee will help keep skin healthy.
Another option is to look for anti-cellulite creams with at least 5% caffeine in the list of ingredients. It’s also a good idea to supplement your anti-cellulite cream with a good retinol cream and to “layer” the application. The retinol cream will help boost collagen production and repair the skin’s structure over time. Apply the retinol cream first and then follow-up with the caffeine cream.
You can further reduce the appearance of cellulite by burning excess fat. You can go to the gym and exercise the fat off. Try some cardio and strength training to help reduce fat and tone muscles. Maximum fat burning moves also include interval training, however if you’re not up to these you can also use yoga to burn the fat away.
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