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(Nearly) Free -All natural- Cellulite Remover

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Did you know you have an all natural cellulite remover right in your very own home?

Well, maybe not everyone but most people have these ingredients already handy.
It's a very easy and cheap recipe!!
 
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Step 1: And the secret ingredient is.....

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COFFEE!!!!

Ingredients:
  Coffee
  Sugar (optional)
  Honey

That's it!!!

The first step is brew yourself some coffee. 
Drink it!!
Then - wait for the grounds to cool.

Step 2: Add other ingredients!

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Next add some sugar if you'd like a sweeter scrub.
Add a bit of honey, and feel free to mix it with your hands to get a nice consistency.

You don't have to be too precise, just make sure there's more scrub than honey.

Step 3: Scrub, scrub, scrub.

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The act of scrubbing isn't the important part.
The ingredients are.

Even though this recipe only has a few ingredients there are two "super ingredients" with tons of benefits
Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory and purifying agent. It will both moisturize and soften the skin.
Coffee also does a number of things for the skin. The coffee has natural caffeine and antioxidants to work to tighten and invigorate the skin promoting circulation. This gives it the ability to smooth out skin and reduce that dreaded cellulite

It's also been said that coffee (caffeine) applied topically can reduce varicose veins as the result of its ability to shrink blood vessels.

Be sure to rinse well when complete.
sossydj1 year ago
As an experienced phlebologist (vein doctor), I can assure you that there is no cliniical proof that coffee can reduce the appearance of varicose veins. The only effective vein treatment procedures are through surgical procedures, which nowadays are office-based and minimally invasive.
sms0172 years ago
Can this be stored?
solemnraven (author)  sms0172 years ago
I wouldn't store this for more than a day or two. It's an organic product with no preservatives, so it will more than likely spoil. To be honest I haven't tried storing it, so if you do and see that it can keep please let us know. I just make up a small batch for use when I make coffee which is only every once in a while.
mygibzone2 years ago
I don't care whether it works. It is still a great idea for a simple scrub. Good Job!
srohwer2 years ago
From Wikipedia:

"In an interview with the New York Times, Dr. Molly Wanner, an instructor in dermatology at Harvard Medical School and an author of a 2008 evidence-based review of existing treatments, asserted: “At this point, there is no outstanding treatment for cellulite.”[13]

Dr. Michael F. McGuire, a clinical associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, confirmed “realistically, there is no cure for cellulite.”

This scrub may have other benefits, such as exfoliation, but I doubt it does anything to the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue.
solemnraven (author)  srohwer2 years ago
I never said it was a "cure." For things to be called a "cure" the affliction has to be labeled a "disease" first by the FDA.

This is an all natural remedy. If you really want to get "technical" with someone on Instructables about how well this works or not. There are several reputable companies making over the counter cellulite removers or inhibitors sold at places like Sephora which include the active ingredient as caffeine. But I am no doctor and make no claims to "cure" anyone. The same can pretty much be said for any "all natural" treatment, or remedy.
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