Coffee is not only one of our favorite energy drinks, but it also can become one of the amazing natural ingredients, that we can include in our beauty routine. Today, let me share with you some great homemade facial and body scrubs recipes with the use of coffee:
Coffee and sugar body scrub:
Mix 4 table spoons of coffee grounds (from freshly brewed coffee or collected from the previous one) with 2 table spoons of brown sugar, add 6 table spoons of olive oil (you can also use liquid coconut oil) and 1 table spoon of row honey.
The caffeine can be very helpful in diminishing cellulite and softening the skin, sugar will work as a gentle exfoliator, honey will nourish the skin and the oil will help hydrate and moisturise. Massage your wet skin (while in the shower) with this scrub in circular motions for couple of minutes, paying special attention to cellulite areas and places, where you have dry skin, then, rinse with water. Your skin will feel very soft, moisturized and smooth; dull skin will come alive and your body will acquire natural glow of smooth perfection.
Simple coffee body scrub:
Mix 4 table spoons of coffee grounds with 5 table spoons of olive oil (if you don’t have the oil, you can use liquid row honey instead), (if the scrub is too thick and difficult to work with – add a little bit of water) massage your skin with this scrub for couple of minutes while in the shower, concentrating on the areas with cellulite and dull skin, then, rinse with water and enjoy baby soft, beautiful and nourished body!
Note: When you massage your skin with a scrub, you help unclog pores and stimulate circulation, thus, allowing your skin to take all the benefits from your hydrating lotion. If you use a body scrub regularly, you can forget about unpleasant alligator skin on your legs forever!
Homemade facial coffee scrub for oily skin (with an option for dry skin):
Mix 1 table spoon of coffee grounds (from freshly brewed coffee) with 1 table spoon of plain yogurt. Gently massage your face with it (for one minute or two), then, rinse with lukewarm water.
If you have dry skin, you can make similar face scrub, but only, use a plain cream instead of yogurt.
Another variation of homemade facial coffee scrub for all skin types:
Mix 1 table spoon of oatmeal with warm water (couple of table spoons of warm water will do) and wait for 5-10 minutes, till oats turn into a soft paste; then, add 1 table spoon of coffee grounds (from freshly brewed coffee). Now, if your skin is dry, add 1 table spoon of cream, if your skin is oily or normal, add 1 table spoon of plain yogurt. Gently massage your face with this scrub for couple of minutes, then, rinse with lukewarm water. Your skin will feel nourished and soft, it will look healthy and glowing.
Coffee ice cubes:
If you want to give your skin a healthy glow, then, make some ice cubes from your freshly made morning coffee and wipe your face with it every morning. Applying ice cubes on your face will improve blood circulation, give your skin a fresh glow, shrink pores, prevent aging and appearance of wrinkles.
Note:Applying ice cubes directly on the skin might be harsh for certain skin types and can cause stress on delicate capillaries under the skin (especially, if your skin is sensitive), therefore, you can wrap an ice cube in a wash cloth before wiping your face with it. Avoid applying ice cubes on your face, if your skin is sensitive and is prone to various irritations and redress.
Regular use of facial and body scrubs can make your skin look/feel healthier and softer, because this treatment can help remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, thus, improving natural cells’ renewal process. Of course, you can buy a ready made scrub in the shop, but why not to use great ingredients straight from our kitchen?