Coffee is our favourite exfoliant and one of our best-liked beauty products to make. It’s gentle on the skin, while still being effective at removing dead cells.
Do I need to exfoliate?
Absolutely! If you don’t exfoliate, your skin won’t be as healthy as it could be.
As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down and the old skin cells accumulating on the surface of the skin can make your skin looks dull and lead to sebum excess and clogged pores.
Exfoliation get rid of the dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This smoothens your skin texture and facilitate moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, leaving your face all glowing and beautiful. Are you now willing to make exfoliation an essential part of your beauty routine?
Why is coffee an awesome ingredient?
1- It improves blood flow – coffee acts like a stimulant on your skin.
2- It adds a glow to your skin – Thanks to its anti-oxidants properties, coffee can instantly give you glowing, fresh and youthful skin.
3- It reduces stretch marks – caffeine can boost your skin’s collagen production which will lighten and tighten the skin and help the stretch marks to fade away.
1/2 cup coffee grounds
2 tbsp. hot water
1 tbsp. coconut oil, warmed
Add the coffee grounds and hot water to a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
Add the coconut oil. If needed, add more coffee grounds or more oil to get the consistency right.
When you’re satisfied with the consistency, spoon the mixture into a container.
Our Beauty Routine
Twice a week before bed, scrub your face and/or body with the homemade coffee scrub. First, start by softening your skin with a 5 to 10 minute shower. After you shower, massage the scrub into your skin using gentle, circular motions. For extra smooth skin, let the coffee scrub sit on your body for one to three minutes. Then rinse with warm water. Dry your skin and then, moisturise your face and body using a rich creme (like aloe vera or nivea). You can also use a face mask to leave on your skin all night.
What about other face scrub options?
If you don’t like coffee or are looking into different ways to exfoliate your skin, coffee scrubs aren’t your only option—even if they’re a great one. You could also try homemade face scrubs sugar or cocoa based – great for your skin health.
“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle” Erno Laszlo
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