Thursday, July 5, 2012

Treating Cellulite With Coffee

Now that summer is here, many people are concerned about the appearance of their cellulite, commonly referred to as “orange peel” or “cottage cheese skin”. According to the National Institutes of Health, “Cellulite is fat that is deposited in pockets just below the surface of the skin. It occurs around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Because it is very close to the surface of the skin, cellulite leads to a dimpled appearance.”

“Orange peel skin” can affect both men and women, and although it does not pose a health risk, people may be embarrassed by its appearance. Fortunately, there is a solution to reduce the appearance of cellulite!

By topically applying coffee to the skin in the form of a soap or body scrub, you can effectively lessen the presence of “cottage cheese skin”.  The caffeine in coffee has stimulating properties that prompt the draining of the fats and toxins that contribute to cellulite. When coffee is massaged on the skin, circulation increases, fatty tissue breaks down, and toxins are released. These all result in a minimized appearance of “orange peel skin”.

Dr. Ava Shamban, an assistant professor of dermatology at UCLA, explains how coffee can be used as a remedy for cellulite. She says, "The theory behind caffeine is that it actually can reduce fat. It can enhance fat metabolism and also reduce some of the edema, or swelling that we get around the fat, so the skin appears smoother."

Along with the benefits of the caffeine, the coffee beans act as an exfoliant, removing dead skin, and firming and toning the skin. Not only will topical applications of coffee reduce the appearance of cellulite, it will also tone and give you all around healthy skin!

At Kalliste Shop, located at 10 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, we offer coffee soap that is great for reducing cellulite. The coffee beans in this product exfoliate the skin while the caffeine drains fat. This organic handmade soap is great for your skin and is wonderfully scented. Our products are all natural and contain no chemicals or animal fat (as many soaps do). Come by the shop or visit our website,, for coffee soap to reduce your cellulite and get healthy skin!


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