It has been known for some time that beauty products containing coffee beans might help to reduce cellulite. However, a new product called Slimming Coffee Cream, created by Cinq Mondes has brought coffee beans and cellulite to the fore once again.
So, how do coffee beans help to reduce cellulite?
Products such as the Cinq Mondes Slimming Cream work by draining the toxins that cause fatty deposits. The caffeine basically breaks down the fat cells under your skin, helping to reverse the orange peel effect.
Coffee beans also contain xanthines – a substance found naturally in the human body. Xanthines basically help to increase fat breakdown resulting in smoother, healthier looking skin.
The key apparently to using products that contain caffeine is to use the product early in the morning, late at night or at times when you’re not about to eat. These products work best when your insulin levels are low.
What causes cellulite in the first place?
Although the causes of cellulite are not fully understood yet, the most common causes are:
Other than coffee beans and caffeine, how else can cellulite be removed?
There’s a lot of information out there about coffee beans and caffeine breaking down fat; but there are other methods to reduce the orange peel effect. Birch oil is a common favourite; fake tan will visually make your cellulite look better; and FitFlops are special shoes designed to tone and shape your legs.
Massaging and scrubbing areas where you have cellulite could also make a huge difference. You could even make your own body lotion and exfoliating cellulite busting products with sugar and ground coffee beans mixed in with a base moisturiser or shower gel.