The delectable taste and divine smell of coffee are loved by people worldwide. Apart from being a go-to beverage for coffee lovers, coffee also does wonders for skin due to its innumerable properties.
When it comes to skincare, coffee is often used as a natural face or body scrub that invigorates the skin and leaves it smooth and shiny. The Homemade coffee scrub can be prepared with readily available pantry ingredients.
Benefits of Coffee in Skincare
Coffee has a litany of benefits for the skin such as:
Reduction in Cellulite: Coffee comprises of antioxidants that help in reducing cellulite and enhance skin elasticity.
Reduction of Wrinkles: Coffee contains caffeine which helps in reducing wrinkles.
Collagen Production: Coffee also stimulates collagen production, leading to the increase in firmness of the skin.
Acne Control: Coffee, when applied topically, aids in the healing of acne and pimples. Coffee helps in constricting the blood vessels, which reduces blood circulation in the affected area. This leads to a reduction in acne.
Exfoliation: Coffee beans are excellent exfoliators that gently scrape dead skin cells and lead to skin regeneration.
Take a look at the following various types of Homemade Coffee Scrubs and How to Make Coffee Scrub at home.
How to Make Coffee Scrub?
Coffee scrub is an excellent exfoliator that gently scrapes away the dead skin cells making the skin soft and firm. There are different kinds of coffee scrub recipes to make according to the skin type.
If you suffer from very dry and flaky skin, you need a scrub that moisturizes the skin. The ingredients required in this scrub are coffee and yogurt.
Take about 1/4 tsp. of coffee and mix it with 2/4 tbsp. Of yogurt. Massage the mixture on your face gently till five minutes.
Afterward, wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this procedure twice a week for soft and smooth skin.
You can also add honey to nourish your skin. The ingredients required in this facial scrub are coffee, honey, yogurt, and cocoa powder.
Take about 2 tbsp. of coffee, cocoa powder and mix them with 3 tbsp. of yogurt. Add 1 tbsp. of honey into the mixture. Apply the mixture gently on your face till five minutes. Wash the mixture off with warm water. Yogurt and honey will nourish and moisturize your skin leaving it soft, smooth, and shiny.
If you suffer from oily skin, you need a coffee scrub that exfoliates the skin to remove excess oil. The ingredients required in this scrub are coffee, coconut oil, and bentonite clay.
Take about 1 tbsp. of coffee and mix it with 1 tbsp. of bentonite clay powder to make a smooth paste. Then add coconut oil to make a concoction. Gently massage the coffee mixture on your face for five minutes. Wash it off after few minutes and see a visible difference on your skin.
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You can also make facial coffee scrub by using coffee, coconut oil, jojoba oil, brown sugar, and argan oil.
Take about 100 grams of coffee and 1 tbsp. of brown sugar. Mix it with 2 tbsp. of coconut oil and jojoba oil to make a mixture. Gently apply the mixture onto the face and massage it in a circular motion. Rinse off after five minutes.
Coffee scrubs are miraculous when it comes to reducing cellulite from the body. The ingredients required to make coffee scrub for the body are coffee, brown sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
Take about a half cup of coffee, half cup of brown sugar, and mix them with a half cup of melted coconut oil. Pour n 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Apply the mixture to your body in a circular motion. Avoid applying the mixture on your eyes or the area close to it as that might cause irritation. Leave the coffee mixture for ten minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water.
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Coffee scrub for the body can also be made by using coffee, almond oil, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, sea salt, and essential oils.
Take about 100 grams of coffee and mix it with 2 tbsp. of almond oil, 2 tbsp. of coconut oil, 20 grams of coconut sugar, and 20 grams of sea salt.
Mix all the ingredients to make a concoction. Apply the mixture onto the face in a circular motion for about five minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Your skin would feel soft and smooth afterward.