Cellulite seems to be one of those problems that plagues many women these days. Cellulite is basically the fat pushing against the connective tissues of your skin, and the result is an ugly and bumpy look. Coconut oil is one miracle ingredient that helps reduce cellulite. Coconut oil exfoliates the epidermis, stimulates blood flow and lymph circulation, and encourages the growth of new skin. Each of these factors contributes to reducing the appearance of cellulite. Here are some you can use coconut oil to reduce cellulite:
COCONUT OIL BRUSHING
Take a hot shower so that your pores will open. Pat dry your body completely. Add coconut oil to your soft-bristled dry shower brush. Brush the area affected by the cellulite. Make sure you vigorously brush the area in a circular motion, moving upwards toward your heart. This will increase circulation and remove any dead skin that is preventing the body from absorbing the coconut oil. Wait for ten minutes and take another hot shower.
COCONUT COFFEE SCRUB
Mix coconut oil with sugar and coffee beans to make a natural scrub that will help reduce cellulite. This mixture helps exfoliate the skin well. Caffeine tightens the skin pores while coconut oil keeps them hydrated. Using warm coconut oil to make this mix is a good idea.
COCONUT JUNIPER MASSAGE OIL
Coconut oil mixed with juniper oil detoxifies the body and reduces water retention. Mix 15 drops of juniper oil with ¼ cup of coconut oil. Massage into cellulite for 10 minutes and leave on. Repeat twice a day. You can observe the result after one month.
COCNUT OIL SEA WEED SCRUB
Mix 3 tablespoons of ground seaweed with ¼ cup of sea salt and ¼ cup of coconut oil. Massage into cellulite for 10 minutes, then shower. Pat skin dry and moisturize with coconut oil itself. Repeat once a day. You can store the mixture in an air tight container for future use.
COCONUT TANGERINE MASSAGE OIL
Coconut oil when combined with Tangerine oil improves circulation, and detoxifies the body while breaking down cellulite. Mix 5 drops of tangerine oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir well and massage into cellulite for 10 minutes. Allow it to absorb into the skin. Avoid sun exposure for at least an hour after following this treatment.
COCONUT OIL BODY WRAP
You need 2 parts coconut oil, 4 parts brown sugar and few drops essential oil of your choice. Combine the ingredients thoroughly. Exfoliate the scrub prior to using the body wrap. Apply a thin layer of mixture to the area of concern, massage for a while and wrap the area using transparent plastic film. Unwrap after an hour or so and have a nice warm shower. Moisturize and you are done. Do this once every week.