Cellulite, the fatty deposits that look like orange peel right under your skin, often appear on your thighs, hips and buttocks. About 90 percent of women will develop this subcutaneous fat at some point in their lives.
Cellulite is fat that collects in pockets that can make the skin look dimpled. Fibers of collagen, a protein that firms the skin, connect fat to the skin. As these fibers stretch, break down or pull tight, the fat cells bulge out — creating the appearance of cellulite. Because it’s so close to the surface of the skin, it’s more visible than other fat in your body. Your diet, level of hydration, hormones and metabolic efficiency all contribute to cellulite development and appearance.
Women apply creams, undergo laser treatment, go under the knife and use tight herbal wraps in hopes of making cellulite disappear. But they are not an effective long-term solutions. So, instead of throwing away your money, you can dedicate to a healthier diet and start practicing body wraps to remove cellulite and to prevent it from appearing again.
Body wraps are now being called “miracle” potions and products that claim to get rid of cellulite in a snap. And today we are going to show you some recipes you can use!
Wrap with coffee grounds
One of the main cosmetic effects of coffee grounds consists in melting fat layers and removing the orange peel appearance associated with cellulite. Mix a cup of coffee grounds with two tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds , then apply it to problem areas through vigorous massage. Cover with foil and let the ingredients to penetrate the skin for about 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Apply a cream with anti-cellulite effect in those areas.
Wrap with seaweed strips
Another recipe involves massaging warm coffee grounds on the affected area, wrapping it with moist seaweed strips, followed by a plastic wrap.
After half an hour, remove the wrap and rinse the skin with warm water while massaging it in circular motion. You can use this recipe a couple of times in a week.
Herbal Body Wrap
- Corn oil – 2 cups
- Dried thyme – 4 teaspoons
- Grapefruit juice – 1 cup
Herbs like thyme are super effective for cellulite reduction. So, you can try this herbal body wrap to lose those extra few inches. Just put the dried thyme in a bowl and add both corn oil and grapefruit juice to it. Mix them well. After that, massage the areas you have developed cellulite with this blend and lock the natural heat of your body by covering with plastic wraps.
DIY Coconut Sugar Body Wrap & Scrub
This version of a DIY body wrap uses a homemade sugar scrub and then half an hour to work. To get started you need:
- 1 part coconut oil. Any oil will do if you don’t like the smell of the coconut oil.
- 2 parts sugar. Use fine granules, larger ones can tear the skin.
- 2 drops essential oil. This is optional. Choose a scent you enjoy. Some even specify they are good for detoxing the body.
- Clear plastic wrap. The brand or size are not relevant, just make sure you will have enough to cover the desired area with at least 2 layers of plastic wrap.
- A blanket or heating pad.
DIY Vicks Body Wrap
If you aren’t interested in using a homemade wrap mix, this DIY stomach wrap uses Vicks VapoRub to help with weight loss. It also has a chance to help with stretch marks and cellulite. It only requires 45 minutes and three items:
- Vicks VapoRub. Rub this on your stomach.
- Clear plastic wrap. Any kind will work, you just gather enough to cover the targeted area with at least 2 layers.
- A blanket. Stay warm wrapped in your favorite blanket for 45 minutes.
Clay Body Wrap
- Green clay – 2 cups
- Sea salt – (1/2) cup
- Olive oil – 4 tablespoons
- Water – 4 cups
At first, boil the water and dissolve the sea salt in it. Now, put the green clay and the olive oil in the salt and stir until a moderate paste is formed. Spread this paste all over your skin, which has developed cellulite. Covering it with wrapping sheets will make your task even easier. After 50 to 60 minutes, remove the wraps. You can skip the olive oil while preparing this body wrap at your home. It will make the paste thicker and reduce your waiting time to as low as 15 minutes.