Don’t you just hate that bumpy fat in your thigh or buttocks? Known as cellulite, this condition is characterized by dimpled and lumpy appearance on the skin due to fat deposits underneath. It’s more common than you realize. More than 80 percent of women over 20 years of age develop cellulite. It seems rather unfair that men don’t usually suffer from this, especially when it’s the women who generally care more about how their skin looks. About 95 to 98 percent of cellulite cases occur in women.
So what causes this unsightly problem? Possible causes include:
- Unhealthy diet
- Yo-yo dieting
- Poor metabolism
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Hormonal changes
- Excess body fat
If you have anyone in the family that has cellulite, chances are you’ll develop this too. But don’t worry, there is something that you can do about it. Cellulite creams, mesotherapy and liposuction are some of the options.
However, it’s important to know the risks and side effects of these treatments. The creams are said to cause narrowing of the blood vessels which can endanger people who suffer from circulatory ailments. These creams also contain a chemical called aminophylline, which trigger allergies in some people.
Mesotherapy, a therapy designed to provide pain relief for people with inflammatory skin conditions, breaks down fat to reduce cellulite. But there are possible side effects such as infection and swelling. Then there’s liposuction, which you probably know has put millions of lives in danger ever since it was first practiced.
With all these risks, you’d be better off with a natural cellulite treatment. In the post below, you’ll learn how coffee scrubs can diminish the appearance of cellulite. How does this work? Coffee contains caffeine that can dilate blood vessels and tighten skin tissues. It also boosts circulation and decrease fluid retention. Antioxidants meanwhile help flush out the toxins from the body. The effect is much smoother skin minus the rumpled cellulite.
Apart from the coffee grounds, the post gives other tips on how to finally bid goodbye to cellulite. Some of the tips that you might want to try include using olive oil before showering, adding sea salt to bath, and drinking lots of water to keep oneself hydrated all the time.
The recipe that calls for coffee scrubs is very easy to follow. You’ll have no qualms making this a daily habit.