Most of us see our daily coffee intake as nothing more than a wake-up call for our bodies. But did you know that coffee has some amazing benefits for your skin when applied topically?
We’re not talking about the leftovers of your morning grind here. When you mix up some quality coffee grounds with a few other natural ingredients, it turns into a super effective scrub that’ll help your skin look and feel better in a flash!
Using an organic coffee scrub can help take care of cellulite, boost your skin’s blood circulation, tackle puffy eyes and also help smooth your skin. Let’s have a look at just why you should be using a coffee scrub as part of your beauty regime…
How Coffee Scrub Benefits the Body It Soothes
A lot of body scrubs contain harmful ingredients that irritate the skin, enhancing preexisting skin conditions. When you make your own coffee scrub using some coffee grounds, salt, sugar, and olive oil, you’re mixing up a scrub that’ll help nourish and fight acne. The scrub gently removes dead skin cells without damaging the dermis, leaving you with soft, smooth skin that looks and feels amazing.
Since most D.I.Y coffee scrubs are made with coffee grounds, sugar, salt, and olive oil, they make really great exfoliators. Try using a little Himalayan rock salt and brown sugar to ensure you’re adding great natural minerals to the mix that’ll take care of acids and bacteria that can build up on your skin. Use your scrub by applying it in circular motions to get rid of dead and dry skin. This will unveil healthy-looking skin that’s nourished and fresh.
Since caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties, it can help firm up your skin. This means that a coffee scrub works to target stubborn cellulite. It can also help minimize the appearance of puffy eyes when applied under and around the eyes. Caffeine helps reduce swelling and inflammation, and as such, it can also be used to treat non-hereditary dark under-eye circles.
It Fights Signs of Aging
Caffeine is crammed full of good-for-you antioxidants, which is great news for those of you looking for a safe and natural way to fight the visible signs of aging. When applied topically as a face scrub, coffee can help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles and even lessen the appearance of sun spots.
It Brightens Skin Tone
By using coffee grinds in a homemade coffee scrub, you can actually start brightening up dull skin. We’ve got a great coffee face mask recipe that you can use to tackle skin that looks dull and in need of some TLC.
How to Make a Coffee Body Scrub
This is actually very simple, and all you need are a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry at home.
- 1 Cup Good Quality Coffee Grounds
- 6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Salt
- 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar
- An Empty Jar
Mixing Your Ingredients:
Measure out your dry ingredients and then chuck them into a large bowl or measuring jug. If you’re using coconut oil, melt it in the microwave.
Mix in your oil with the dry ingredients.
Transfer the mix to your empty jar and voila, your D.I.Y coffee scrub is ready to be used.
Using Your Scrub:
We recommend using a coffee scrub while you’re in the shower, you know, just to avoid a nasty mess all over the house. You can use a dry brush to exfoliate your skin ad stimulate blood flow before you apply the scrub to your skin. As you apply the mixture to your skin, make sure you’re applying it in light, circular motions, and focus on problem areas on the skin. Apply to scrub all over and then rinse well with lukewarm water.
How to Make a Coffee Face Mask
This mask helps rejuvenate dull skin and puts the glow back where it belongs. It’s a mask rich in antioxidants, so you’ll be left with cleaner, clearer, and more radiant skin once you’ve used it.
- Tablespoons Freshly Ground Coffee
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- Tablespoons Whole Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey
Make sure to mix all the ingredients together really well and then just apply a light coat to your face and allow it to dry completely. This should take roughly 15 to 20 minutes. Once the time is up, you can just wash it off with some lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a warm wash cloth. We hope that this post has encouraged you to see coffee as more than just a drink with some kick. It’s time you started re purposing those used coffee grounds and start giving them the opportunity to boost your skin’s appearance. You’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose!