Coffee is not just a word for some people. It has become a culture for some people and country to have it on a daily basis. I too love my black coffee, it’s a word with magical power for me. It’s a morning companion for me. Coffee has become the natural remedy for some of the health problems like it decreases the risk of cancer, removes stress and calms you and much more. By incorporating coffee into your skincare regime can solve your skin related problems too. It has many benefits which you can get by a simple application on your skin. One of the best ways to use it as a coffee scrub to remove the gunk off and make your skin healthy and nourished.
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Why should I apply coffee scrub on my skin?
1) It smoothens and Brightens Skin
The main component of coffee is caffeine and it has many benefits for skin. Cosmetic companies are incorporating caffeine in their product to increase the effectiveness of their product on the skin. Caffeine may be harmful to health but for skin, it’s a beauty booster. It smoothens your skin and makes even toned.
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2) It exfoliates the dead skin cells
Caffeine has the power to remove dead skin cells and make skin free from dirt and dark spots. Sun, pollution, acne is the enemy for glowing skin and they leave us with their stubborn marks in the form of the suntan, dark spots, blackheads etc. It deeply exfoliates the skin pores and makes it nourished by providing necessary nutrients.
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3) It removes cellulite
Another great benefit of caffeine is that it helps to remove cellulite on the skin. It dehydrates the fatty cells and in turn, water and fat disappear from the surface of the skin, thus minimizing the appearances of cellulite. Research at the University of Sao Paulo has proven that the application of skin cream containing caffeine reduced the size of cellulite fat cells by 17%.
4) It has the power of Antioxidants – Removes Wrinkles and Tightens Skin
Coffee has powerful antioxidants which give food to the skin. Free radicals are the responsible for skin damages, sun spots, premature skin aging, and wrinkles. Coffee removes the free radicals from the skin with the help of effective antioxidant and makes reduces the wrinkles and fine lines. Regular application of body scrub can tighten your skin and brighten your skin. For this reason, caffeine is widely used in anti-aging creams in conjunction with retinol.
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5) It has anti-inflammatory property
Caffeine possesses anti-inflammatory property which reduces inflammation and redness on the skin. Cosmetic industries are using caffeine as the main ingredient in their anti-inflammatory product. It removes the eye puffiness too but doesn’t use this coffee scrub under eye treatment. Under eye, skin is very sensitive and application of scrub can be a bad option. Use instant coffee with milk or honey to reduce the eye puffiness.
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The skin has to be protected from sunburns, acne, aging and other damages. It is very easy to obtain flawless skin without spending a fortune with simple tips and some home remedies. To ensure that our skin remains flawless and glowing for a long period of time, we have to improve the dermis—the inner layer of the skin and this can be achieved with proper skin care.
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Go ahead and try this scrub. I am eager to listen to what you have to say after using this awesome scrub. Do let me know by commenting.
How to make coffee scrub for smooth and bright skin
- 2 tablespoon coffee grounds
- 3 tablespoon coconut oil (Buy From Here)
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar or white sugar
- Take a bowl and combine sugar and coffee ground.
- Add Coconut Oil and
- Mix it properly.
- Store in an airtight jar for future use.
- You can adjust the ratio according to your need.
- Gently massage the mixture onto your body in a circular motion before going for the shower.
- After your shower, pat your skin and apply moisturizer.
- Massage the mixture in a circular direction for about 5 minutes in the targeted area.
- Repeat it 2-3 times in a week for the desired result.
- You can take a hot shower before applying the coffee scrub because hot water makes the skin susceptible for proper exfoliation as it opens up the skin pores and helps to absorb nutrition from coffee.
DaviMay 18, 2017 at 9:43 am
I loved this. I was wondering how long can I keep this for ? If I make too much for my self, is it okay to keep it for more than a month?
MamtaMay 18, 2017 at 10:32 am
Hi Davi, I am glad that you loved the post. You can store the scrub for a couple of months as the scrub doesn’t contain any perishable ingredients.
JeanetteOctober 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm
I’m late on responding but don’t get any water in the container. There are no preservatives in the scrub (a very good thing). Water in the container can contribute to the growth of mold. What I do is scoop out what I need before my shower but I don’t keep the jar in the bathroom or in the shower itself. I worry about humidity building up and I don’t want to splash water in the jar from my bath or shower.
mahasiswa baruDecember 4, 2017 at 7:19 am
Hmm, i like make to scrub coffe.
GiselleMarch 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm
Hi Mamta, What is the role of the sugar in this recipe? Can brown sugar be substituted for white? Thanks.
MamtaMarch 15, 2018 at 4:31 pm
Yes, you can substitute brown with white sugar. Sugar exfoliates dirt and dead cells from skin.
ShonaApril 24, 2018 at 12:31 am
Dying to try this but wondering if this is okay to use on your face as well? The instructions say massage into body.
MamtaMay 9, 2018 at 7:57 am
Hi Shona, Yes you can use it on your face but be gentle on face and choose castor sugar or powdered cane sugar for making a face scrub.
JasminMay 22, 2018 at 3:35 am
Do you know if this works or interferes with acne
MamtaMay 22, 2018 at 1:14 pm
There are no proved results which show coffee works on acne, so I am not sure about this. You can try and let me know as well if this works for you.
KenediJuly 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm
I liked the article and the recipe – thank you for sharing. But, coffee, or rather the caffeine, doesn’t remove cellulite. Cellulite is fibrous band which has to be severed (ouch) to go away. However, caffeine does stimulate dilation and scrubbing will increase circulation so the two combined plumps up the skin making the cellulite look less obvious.
Coffee grounds especially when used as a scrub will reduce the appearance of cellulite but it’s only temporary.
KomalSeptember 9, 2018 at 5:47 am
Can I use olive oil instead of coconut oil
MamtaOctober 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm
Yes, you can.
Celeste FernandezNovember 8, 2018 at 1:34 am
What if I use it on my face with regular white sugar
MamtaNovember 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm
You can use castor white sugar which is smaller than regular white sugar cubes.
MichelleSeptember 15, 2019 at 11:50 pm
Can I use grounds that I have already used to make coffee or does the coffee need to be unused?
MamtaSeptember 26, 2019 at 4:20 am
I recommend using unused ground coffee.