Today is the day I put coffee on my face and posted it on the World Wide Web. I wouldn’t have done this if this recipe wasn’t one of the best beauty secrets I have. Coffee has major benefits for your skin, and by putting it directly on the surface of your skin you are maximizing these benefits! So, why should you put coffee on your face?
Here’s the skinny:
1) The caffeine in coffee has major anti-inflammatory properties so it reduces redness and puffiness on your face. This also helps with those pesky under-eye circles!
2) Coffee is full of antioxidants that increase your skin’s natural protection and defense levels from things like pollution in the air.
3) It has also been shown that coffee has properties that signal tissue repair, so putting it on your skin leads to increased hydration through cell re-growth.
To make this scrub, just mix together ground coffee and coconut oil. From the photos you can see that I used a coarse ground coffee (I felt like I needed some extra tough exfoliation today haha) but it’s probably better to use regular fine ground coffee. Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil together then very gently apply to your face and rub it around in little circles. Wash it off, dry your face, and that’s it! You don’t need to moisturize your skin after (at least I didn’t!) because the coconut oil will do that for you.
If you are craving some extra soft and beautiful skin, give this scrub a go! It is great for your whole body 🙂