Have you seen the coffee in the beauty aisle? I have and while having my morning coffee I thought I have plenty of coffee in the cupboard, I'd have a go at making my own. But, what do I need it for?
To Banish Dry Skin
Unlike many body scrubs on the market, coffee, in its freshly roasted and ground form, is a natural and effective way to buff away dry, dead cells and encourage rejuvenation. With a coarser grind than most gel or sugar scrubs, arm yourself with a coffee scrub to exfoliate dry and flaky skin in the shower or bath.
To Boost Hair Growth
Coffee’s antioxidant properties also extend to hair, with myriad masks and serums using the ingredient to prevent breakage, enhance shine and boost growth – it can also be used to prevent hair shedding, an issue that affects many women during pregnancy and the menopause.
To Protect Your Skin
In topical form, caffeine has antioxidant properties and helps the skin protect itself from UV effects. As a powerful antioxidant, it can also help those suffering from redness or rosacea by calming irritated and blotchy skin.
To Tackle Cellulite
As caffeine is a diuretic, creams, and serums containing the ingredient can temporarily minimise the visibility of orange peel by drawing fluid away from fat cells (essentially dehydrating the fat cells).
Coffee products are applied to the face and body, to increase circulation, stimulate hair growth and banish cellulite. I was definitely intrigued about the effects to my skin and circulation keep reading to learn more.
Easy peasy face and body scrub. This scrub is perfect for removing makeup and exfoliating the skin in the bath or shower. Use with warm water to really get the best of this simple face and body scrub.
Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 5 mins | Total time: 10 mins
1 c coffee grounds
6 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
dry brush (optional)
Measure out the dry ingredients and combine in a large measuring cup or bowl.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave if solid, and add to the mixture.
Transfer contents to a waterproof jar or container.
Before getting in the shower, use your dry brush to exfoliate and stimulate blood flow. Brush lightly in a circular motion on any problem areas, or all over your body to reap the full benefits of dry brushing.
In the shower, apply your scrub to areas with cellulite. Massage the scrub onto skin in a circular motion before rinsing. Repeat every time you shower for best results.