There is nothing more exciting than finding a natural beauty treatment that is also good for the environment!
If you are interested in the best of both worlds, then you can use your used coffee grounds to treat cellulite for the greater benefit of not only recycling but offering beautiful skin! One important thing to understand is that coffee has a number of skin care benefits since it contains antioxidants. That is why you may find coffee as an ingredient in many beauty products, but beyond that, it also contains caffeine, which works as a vasodilator to constrict the surface of the skin.
The benefit that this provides is that applying used coffee grounds to the skin in problem areas will push water from the surface and tighten the skin to reduce the cottage cheese appearance of cellulite. Wonderful! The easiest way to do this is to apply used coffee grounds that have been cooled to your trouble areas with cellulite, like the thighs or backside. If you are doing this at home, make sure that you do it over a towel or in your bathtub to prevent a mess. After you have rubbed the used coffee grounds into your skin, cover the area with Saran wrap to prevent a mess, and let it sit for 20 minutes.
What you will find when you have finished is that the coffee will soothe and even out the tone of the skin to reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite. This is a fantastic at-home beauty treatment that can be used to recycle used coffee grounds, so it will not only provide the benefit of reducing cellulite, but it will also benefit the environment! If you want an even greater benefit from this at-home beauty treatment, you can jump in the shower after the 20 minutes is up, remove the Saran wrap, and scrub the used coffee grounds into your skin during the shower.
This will work as a quick exfoliant to remove any dead skin so that the end result is that your skin is fresh, glowing, and has reduced cellulite! I’m sure you would agree that this is much better than simply chucking out your old coffee grounds…
Guest Bio: Bethany North is also licensed as an aesthetician and has worked professionally as a skin care specialist and wedding makeup artist for five years. She specializes in writing about beauty, skin care, Internet marketing, SEO, and coffee related topics for both of her businesses. For a great selection of all things coffee, check out Bethany North’s website, http://thecoffeebump.com.