By Dr. Susan Lark
The secret to subduing your cellulite might lie no farther than your kitchen pantry. Renowned clinician, author, lecturer and innovative product developer Dr. Susan Lark is one of the foremost authorities in the fields of clinical nutrition and preventive medicine. Her free, bi-weekly health updates contain all kinds of useful information, plus fun beauty recipes, like the natural ingredients coffee scrub reprinted below.
As Dr. Lark explains: "One of the best remedies I've seen for using massage to treat cellulite involves coffee grounds. The grounds not only work themselves into the dimples and pockets commonly associated with cellulite, but the caffeine helps to tighten your skin and tissues by constricting your superficial blood vessels."
Good-bye venti thighs, take those grinds and minimize!
3-4 tablespoons fresh coffee grounds
1 1/2 tablespoons ground almonds
2 teaspoons peppermint oil
4 teaspoons flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon Squalane*
1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
Combine all ingredients and massage into thighs, buttocks and other problem areas for several minutes. Rinse off.