Homemade Mud Packs to Remove Cellulite

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Cellulite effects most women by giving skin and body lumpy and bumpy fatty appearances in the stomach, thighs, hips and buttock area. Cellulite is fatty deposits underneath the skin's surface. There are several effective treatments for smoothing out cellulite like exercising, body wraps and proper diets. Body mud packs are safe effective treatments for cellulite as well because they help dissolve the fatty deposits while drawing out toxins and firming up the skin and body.

Ingredients for Cellulite Mud Pack

  • Scoop 6 cups dead sea mud into a mixing bowl and pour in 2 cups English clay powder, ½ cup cooled coffee, 25 drops gingko biloba tincture and ¼ cup aloe vera juice into a large mixing bowl. Never use hot coffee in this recipe, as the heat destroys the antioxidants and nutrients in the mud that helps treat cellulite.

Making the Cellulite Mud Pack

  • Combine the ingredients together with a wire whisk until you get a dark greenish-colored thick, smooth looking mud. If you find the mud is not thick enough, add another tbsp. of coffee. If you find the mud is to thin, add another tbsp. of clay powder. The thicker and creamier the mud pack is, the easier it is to apply to the skin and body.

Storing the Mud Pack

  • Pour the mud pack into a large plastic container and seal it with a lid to prevent it from drying out. Store the cellulite mud pack in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it. Cellulite mud packs should stay fresh for up to three days. After three days, toss the mud pack in the trash; the nutrients are not as potent and won't help treat cellulite effectively.

Applying the Cellulite Mud Pack

  • Scoop handfuls of the cellulite mud pack and lather it in thick layers all over the body from head to toe, being careful not to get it into your eyes or hair. If you do get the mud in the eyes and hair, rinse it out with water for two to three minutes. Apply the cellulite mud pack in the bathtub, so you do not create a mess. The mud pack does drip.

Cellulite Mud Pack Treatment

  • Leave the mud pack on the body and skin for 30 minutes to allow the nutrients to soak into the skin and breakup the cellulite deposits underneath. The sea mud helps draw out toxins; English clay, gingko biloba and coffee help firm and tone up the body and skin because of the caffeine content and antioxidants in them, and aloe vera juice soothes and softens the skin. If you take the mud pack off too soon, the cellulite deposits under the skin won't have time to dissolve.

Washing off Cellulite Pack

  • Rinse the cellulite mud pack off with warm water and pat the skin dry with a bath towel once the treatment is complete. Skin and body should look a lot smoother and softer. Use the cellulite mud pack treatment three times a week to help dissolve the fatty deposits underneath the skin and prevent cellulite from forming in the future.

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