By Kent Page McGroarty

Cellulite is extremely difficult to get rid of of because it is caused by an accumulation of fat cells underneath the skin, generally on the thighs. While it is hard to eliminate these lumpy fat deposits completely, it is possible to seriously reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as one week. In addition to consuming a diet rich in vegetables and light on sodium and salt, drinking lots of water and exercising, there's a simple home remedy that can diminish these dreaded lumps in the skin.

Coffee grounds are a popular natural remedy for cellulite.

Mix the morning's coffee grounds with about a a quarter cup of olive oil (or more if desired) in a small bowl.

Place the mixture in the microwave for five to 10 seconds to warm it.

Lie down and directly apply the mixture to the affected areas. If lying down is not an option, use plastic wrap to secure the mixture to the skin. Make sure mixture is massaged into your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.

Rinse off the mixture with warm water. The caffeine in the mixture will shrink pores and help keep your skin firm. Repeat at least twice daily for one week. To help further reduce the appearance of cellulite on beach day--or any day you will be showing more skin--take a cold bath. Run the water as cold as you can possibly stand and sit in the tub for 10 minutes to firm your skin.