When looking at ways to improve the look of cellulite and stretch marks, it’s important to understand what causes them. Some of the main causes are weight gain, stress, not enough exercise and even our own hormones. Age is something that can’t be controlled and is also a factor in the development of cellulite. Stretch marks, on the other hand, can be caused by a growth spurt in youth or again as a result of ageing. Pregnancy and giving birth also contribute to stretch marks as part of mother nature’s natural process.
What is cellulite?
Sometimes referred to as orange peel, cellulite develops in the area of fat that sits between the muscle and the skin. In women the arrangement of the fat cells is vertical but in men, it has a more Criss-cross design. This may have something to do with why men don’t develop cellulite as often as women. It creates a lumpy look in the skin so that area is no longer smooth looking and can undermine your confidence.
What do stretch marks look like?
Stretch Marks appear on your skin and are noticeable because they’re a different texture and colour from the area surrounding it. They tend to form long looking lines but can also be bumpy. They can appear anywhere on your body, but the most common places are the legs, stomach, breasts and bottoms. They can also sometimes be a little itchy and annoying as well as looking and feeling unpleasant.
How do coffee treatments work?
Coffee is jam packed full of antioxidants and nutrients that can reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples in the skin. Caffeine stimulates the blood vessels, which in turn, tighten and tone the affected skin tissue. It also reduces water retention and helps to increase the circulation of blood around the body. Scrubbing the areas, you want to improve stimulates dilation and plumps up the skin, so the dimples are much less noticeable.
The antioxidants help to cleanse your skin of toxic waste which improves the look and feel of skin. Tighter skin looks and feels healthier and has a better visual appearance giving you back the confidence to hit the beach or wear that skirt. Coffee-based body scrubs also provide protection from the sun’s UV rays and keep those sunspots at bay.
Coffee has a natural exfoliating property. Exfoliation clears away dead skin cells, dirt, impurities and any loose skin. With the added benefit of coffee scrubs producing extra collagen which lighten and tighten the skin, you can easily help those stretch marks to fade away.
If you haven’t tried a coffee-based body scrub, then we recommend you take advantage of caffeine’s natural healing properties. Coffee is a natural product that can help with the natural reduction of uncomfortable stretch marks and cellulite, leaving you free to focus on what’s important. Don’t let stretch marks and cellulite define you and your choices of what to wear and when.