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Not all of us would like to admit it, but 9 out of 10 of us have some cellulite on our body. It is nothing to worry because it’s just normal fat below your skin pushing against the skin tissue. Also, cellulite can show on anyone, age and size do not matter. Cellulite shows up as lumpy deposits pushing through connective tissue on the skin. Some people have suggested that a buildup of toxins in the body can result in cellulite, but that’s not the truth, hormonal imbalance, fat deposits, high carbs in diet can destroy connective tissue in the body and cause fat deposits to push through areas like thighs, butt, arms, and stomach area. Recently, people have declared there’s a big connection between coffee and cellulite as many claim that drinking coffee is the main cause of cellulite formation and also there are few who promise that coffee is the best solution to get rid of it. So, let’s find out the truth and connection between coffee and cellulite, whether it’s good or bad, and let’s find answer to this question, “Is coffee bad for cellulite?”
Effect of Drinking Coffee:
Raise your hands if you think coffee acts as a liquid hug for your brain 😛 We all love to sip our coffee as it makes us more alert and gives us more energy to last through the mad rush of our hectic schdules. However, should we tell you that it can dehydrate your body, which will make you urinate more often and your body might think that it’s not getting enough water and retains it. If we’re retaining water and getting bloated, then all that cellulite is going to be more visible on the skin. This is because fat cells can hold on to water because of water retention.
Also, many believe that coffee has antioxidant properties that can help fight cellulite, but cellulite is made of stubborn fat deposits that inhibit antioxidant and nutrient absorption in affected areas. This means the antioxidant properties of coffee cannot reach those areas easily. So, do not consume too much coffee believing that the antioxidants in it will make your cellulite disappear; on the other hand, water retention and too much coffee can increase cellulite deposit.
Coffee also constricts your circulation by which your skin won’t be getting all of the nutrients it needs which can make it look dry and dehydrated, and this will make cellulite appear worse. So, drink a glass of water before a cup of coffee to avoid some of these problems.
Effect of Applying Coffee on Skin:
Though drinking coffee isn’t a good way to reduce the appearance of cellulite, rubbing it on your skin in a scrub form can have decent short-term effects because coffee is a stimulant and it can cause your blood vessels to get temporarily bigger. This can provide your skin with more nutrients and therefore tightens the skin. Also, applying it topically can help break down fat deposits and eliminate toxins from the body rather than gulping it down in the form of a steaming cuppa of coffee.
Caffeine is the major ingredient in many cellulite creams available in the market. You can either use them or save a ton of money by using a homemade mixture of coffee grounds, olive oil and egg white to get rid of cellulite gradually.
So, answering the question of whether coffee is harmful for cellulite, it will not have any adverse effect when taken in moderation; in fact, when applied topically as a scrub, it can help with the cellulite situation.