Halle Berry Shares Her Natural Beauty Hack To Exfoliate And Combat Cellulite

Okay, so before we start talking about how to reduce the appearance of cellulite, let's talk about what cellulite is (and what it's not). Cellulite is an incredibly common cosmetic "condition" that makes skin appear dimpled and textured (via Healthline). It affects a whopping 98% of women. Did you catch that stat? Nearly all women will have cellulite on their bodies at one time or another in their lives. Therefore, it is nothing to be ashamed of and nothing bad, ugly, or dangerous. 

That said, some people would prefer to reduce the appearance of cellulite on their bodies, and that is also absolutely okay. In the event you are one of these people, a tried and true way to do this is to use a cream or lotion geared toward this specific purpose. Generally, these creams contain caffeine, retinol, or other plant compounds and help reduce cellulite by improving blood flow, improving skin elasticity, and reducing fluid retention.  

Celebrities, however, always have tricks up their sleeves, and Halle Berry has one she swears by to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Halle Barre's cellulite secret

Halle Berry is legendarily beautiful and never seems to age. As a celeb, of course, she has access to the best, latest, most high-tech beauty treatments and products. But what if we told you that her solution to cellulite is not only one you can afford, but probably something you already have in your kitchen?

It's true; Berry uses ground coffee to combat cellulite (via Style Bistro). She simply mixes the ground coffee into her body wash to help exfoliate and tighten her skin. This actually makes sense if you consider the active ingredients we mentioned above that usually appear in cellulite treatment creams: caffeine among them. In fact, caffeine, when used topically, is said to help reduce puffiness and inflammation (via Self). It does this by acting as a vasoconstrictor, which means it constricts blood vessels, thereby reducing blood flow to an area that is inflamed or puffy. This is why you often see caffeine in everything from eye creams to, yes, cellulite lotions.   

So maybe it would be worth using some of that ground coffee in the shower in the morning, as well as in your coffee cup.