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coffee grounds for cellulite?
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babybelle
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:52 pm      Reply with quote
I've heard that coffee grounds can be a treatment for cellulite. Anyone here who has tried or heard of that method? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Thu May 03, 2007 1:01 pm      Reply with quote
really? it is my first time to hear that!
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Thu May 03, 2007 1:06 pm      Reply with quote
My cellulite looks like coffee grounds! Laughing
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Thu May 03, 2007 1:16 pm      Reply with quote
Debster1000 wrote:
My cellulite looks like coffee grounds! Laughing


I hear that! Mine are more of a pastry dough appearance (after a bad beating!)

Oh, this is gonna haunt me during my next Starbucks visit...

But seriously, is caffeine (as an ingredient in cellulite creams) an effective treatment for cellulite?
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:20 pm      Reply with quote
Have tried coffee grounds.

Have also tried seaweed baths.

Made the most horrible mess! Stained the rug, and clogged the tub.

To get rid of cellulite, get a jumprope, a good sports bra, and serve that cellulite its eviction notice!

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Fri May 04, 2007 1:49 pm      Reply with quote
Runway models have been using coffee ground cellulite treatments for years, but the jury is still out on how effective this treatment really is. Caffeine is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and for this reason is very popular as an ingredient in anti-cellulite products. It has also been tested in studies and found to work well to reduce cellulite (if not temporarily). Now whether or not you can extract the same benefits directly through the application of coffee grounds to your skin is a different matter.

For anyone who wants to experiment making a coffee wrap, the process is pretty easy. Take warm coffee grounds and spread on troubled areas, wrap with moist seaweed (can be purchased at health food stores) then cover with plastic wrap. Keep the wrap on for about a half hour. Unwrap and rinse off in the shower. Massage your thighs as you rinse off.

Oh, and don't forget to use regular coffee - not decaf!!! Wink

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Tue May 08, 2007 9:45 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks, scotslass!

Come to think of it, my friend who let me in on this tip used to be a model!
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Tue May 08, 2007 9:48 pm      Reply with quote
I think the effect is only temporary. Once your body starts to store more water it just go back to square one.
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Tue May 08, 2007 10:02 pm      Reply with quote
Actually I read some experiment they did to test how much caffeine can penetrate the skin barrier - and the effects were minimal, especially if you are rinsing off. Though many people claim this method to work wonders, I think it could be due to the massaging effects on the thighs/stomach area and it helps to drain the lymph nodes.

I think wraps/mud packs are more effective since there is a prolonged draining and tightening effect on the whole body...
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Wed May 09, 2007 6:34 am      Reply with quote
my stylist told me about this...said its good for your face too. I'm not so sure that I would use it on my face but thighs....no problem.
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Wed May 09, 2007 10:47 am      Reply with quote
I use a Bella Pelle Skincare coffee & cream scrub that is loaded with ground coffee and sugar. I didn't have much cellulite to begin with, but what I did have has been smoothed. Overall, the stuff has a very nice firming and smoothing effect. The caffeine in the coffee (and the fact that coffee is apparently rich in anti-oxidants) seems to be the key, from what I've read. I've recently read that scrubs that use ground cocoa beans are also good for cellulite.

BTW, if you want to try adding ground coffee to a scrub you already are using, just be sure NOT to use used grinds. I've seen people ask before and the fact is that you just won't experience any benefit at all with used grinds.

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Wed May 09, 2007 11:15 am      Reply with quote
I agree with heathercolorado! Cellulite is tough to get rid of, even for some skinny people. Exercise, lots of fluids and proper diet is the only thing that's ever worked for me.

Caffeine may or may not provide a very fleeting effect because of its diuretic property. Even most doctors who say it MAY work admit that drinking beverages will then negate the water loss from the diuretic effect.

Let's face it, runway models don't exactly have much of a problem to begin with! If something as simple as coffee grounds worked well, no one would be complaining about cellulite in the first place.
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Wed May 09, 2007 1:55 pm      Reply with quote
I tried it twice; the best thing is the great smell afterwards and the smoothness. I massaged first with my hands and then with a wooden massage brush.
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