Attention Coffee Lovers! If the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is enough to awaken and reenergize you then you are at the right place. I will give you more reasons to love your cup of warm coffee and a genius way of incorporating it into your beauty routine- by whipping up a super simple DIY coffee scrub!
To be honest, I have never been a coffee lover and could not develop the taste for either tea or coffee as a child. The only beverage I consume now is green tea which can also be used to make an antioxidant-rich body scrub. In fact, I commonly use a DIY Green Tea Body Scrub in the shower and had shared its recipe a few days back.
Why use a body scrub?
You are regularly cleansing and moisturizing your skin but it still looks dull. Have you ever wondered why?
It is possible that you are skipping an important step in your skincare routine? A body scrub It is not only a luxurious way of pampering the skin but essential to buff away dead cells and make the skin smoother. I almost fall in love with my skin every time I use a body scrub as it feels instantly hydrated and soft.
Also, the rubbing action of the scrub improves the blood circulation making your skin appear healthier. Not only that, a scrub deep cleanses the skin and helps in getting rid of all the impurities. Apart from all these benefits, using a body scrub in the shower is an amazingly relaxing experience which is enough to boost your mood.
Benefits of coffee for skin
I agree! It is difficult to imagine this world without coffee.
Do you know that about 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide-every single day!
And, do you know that apart from being a heavenly drink that fills you with a lot of happiness, coffee is an amazing skincare agent too? 🙂
Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that are essential for keeping the skin healthy.These antioxidants protect the skin by fighting free radicals and preventing damage. Coffee is also known to promote the natural renewal of cells making the skin appear brighter and smoother. When applied topically, it helps in depuffing areas of the skin. You can also use coffee as a part of your face masks.
More reasons to love your coffee 🙂
How does a coffee scrub work?
Coffee Grounds are known to be effective exfoliators which slough away dead cells without damaging the skin. It should be noted that a coffee scrub is ideal for use on the body, I find it little harsh for use on the face. It is excellent for promoting blood circulation and revitalizing the skin- giving it the much-needed energy boost! This antioxidant-rich DIY coffee scrub can be whipped up in minutes with three commonly available ingredients in your pantry- sugar, coffee, and olive oil.
Sugar– Sugar scrubs are simply luxurious and so perfect for pampering the skin. Sugar particles act as exfoliators that slough away dead cells and leave you with clean, fresh skin. You might remember the DIY lip scrub recipes I had shared a few days back. Some of those scrubs also use sugar to exfoliate dead skin and make lips appear soft and supple.
Olive Oil– Olive oil is rich in fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A which makes it ideal for use on the skin. It is a fabulous moisturizer that penetrates the skin and softens it from within. Like coffee, olive oil is full of antioxidants that prevent fine lines and restore skin elasticity. It is excellent for use in your skin care and hair care routine. You can also use coconut oil in place of olive oil in this recipe.
DIY Coffee Scrub
Four Tablespoons Coffee Grounds
Four Tablespoons Sugar
Two Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Mix coffee grounds and sugar in a bowl.
- Add olive oil to get the desired consistency.
- Use on the body in circular motions to get rid of dead cells.
- Wash off and follow with a moisturizer.
This invigorating DIY coffee scrub is excellent for pampering the skin and keeping it healthy. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to this scrub and instantly boost your experience into a spa-worthy one. Since this scrub uses olive oil, you will have to be careful while using it in the shower as it can get slippery. Do not forget to use a hydrating body lotion immediately after the shower. The best time to use a lotion or a body butter is when the skin is still damp.
Try this DIY Coffee Scrub at home and share your experience with us in the comments section below!
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