How to DIY Face and Body Scrub with Coffee?
Women tend to spend a lot on the beauty treatments and cosmetics to get an even looking and radiant skin. To reach out the flawless skin hidden somewhere inside you, the first thing that is recommended by the experts is to opt for an exfoliating scrub to scrub off those dead skin cells. There are several household items that can be utilized to get a revitalizing sensation for your skin. Coffee face scrub is one of those items that promise a kissable skin in a limited time.
Why to opt for Coffee Scrub?
Many of you might be thinking, why to opt for a DIY face and body scrub with coffee? COFFEE is what makes it special. It comes with numerous benefits for skin. Coffee contains many antioxidants that not only fight aging but they also deal with many common skin-related issues. The most common benefits of coffee body scrub and face scrub are;
1. Improves Blood Flow
A heavenly skin is resulted when you have got a proper blood flow towards your face. And caffeine (ingredient in coffee) is one such ingredient that causes stimulation. As you scrub it, your skin is stimulated and your face gets the right blood flow. That is the reason why, these days many great beauty products come with coffee as one of their key ingredients. [Read here: 6 Easy and Safe DIY Face Masks you should Try at Home]
2. Best Anti-Aging Product
Coffee is known to improve the production of elastin and collagen in skin. As you apply it you will feel a noticeable change within days. Not only it lessens the fine lines, it also hydrates the skin in depth. And nothing could be a better option than moisturization, for getting a youthful and velvety skin.
3. Cures Sun Damage
If you have to spend time walking under the scorching heat of sun, you will surely suffer from a damaged and lifeless skin and black spots. It’s not easy to reverse the damage of the sun. Regular application of this homemade face scrub with coffee promises to restore the lost beauty.
Note: Once you have got your lost beauty, make sure to apply a sun protection from harming UV rays to avoid any further damage.
How to Make Coffee Body Scrub?
There are a number of homemade scrubs for face and body that are known to give the best results for your skin. Checkout this coffee scrub recipe, one of my favorites.
Recipe#1: Body Scrub with Coffee and Sugar
- Coffee: 4 tablespoon (ground) (to soften the skin)
- Brown sugar: 2 table spoon (for exfoliating)
- Olive oil: 6 table spoon (for moisturization)
- Raw honey: 1 tablespoon (for skin nourishment)
Method: Mix all of these ingredients well and prepare a mixture for scrub. Wet your skin (like you normally do in shower) and apply the mixture in circular motions. The procedure should be followed, particularly on cellulite areas and the parts where you feel dryness. Keep on exfoliating the parts for about 2 to 3 minutes. Now wash the body and enjoy soft, supple and revitalized skin.
Recipe#2: Homemade Body Scrub with Coffee
- Coffee: 4 tablespoon (ground)
- Olive Oil: 5 tablespoons (honey can be the replacement of oil)
Method: Apply the mixture well on any dull and affected area. The rubbing and exfoliating ensures to unclog the pores and you get a skin that s miraculously luscious.
How to make a Homemade Face Scrub?
It’s a purely natural face scrub that must be a part of your daily beauty regimen. Checkout the ingredients and the method you need to follow.
- Coffee (ground)
- Nourishing oil that suits you
- Sugar brown/white
- Sea salt
- Essential oil to add some aroma to it.
Note: One cup of coffee would be enough for about 4 to 5 days. You can increase or decrease the quantity. All other ingredients should be added in a small amount accordingly.
Mix the coffee and sugar well to combine them evenly. Next step is to add salts and essential oil in it and mix it well. Now pour in your favorite nourishing oil in the mixture. Make sure, you are not pouring excessive oil. It may turn your skin extremely greasy or the grainy texture of the scrub (because of sugar) can also be diminished. If that happens, there is no use of it (exfoliation is useless without a grainy scrub). Now take a small amount of the mixture on your hands and start to exfoliate. Starting from your face, come down to the neck. Gently rub in circulated motions. Doing that for a few secs, now rinse the scrub off with warm water and pat dry the skin (never rub your skin with a towel). Even after washing the face, if you feel like having an oily feel, don’t worry, as the time passes, the remaining oil gets absorbed in the skin.
What about Body ?
This exfoliating scrub is not just for your face, you can freely apply it on the affected areas of your body, including rough heels, elbows and knees. [Read here: How to Look Younger]
How much should I Use?
In the beginning, using for 2 to 3 times is suggested. If it suits your skin and you get the desired results, extend the use to 5 days a week maximum. Stop using and replace some harsh ingredients (if any) if you experience tingling or irritation on skin.
How to Store DIY Face and Body Scrub?
Storing these homemade scrubs are always an issue. We would recommend you to prepare a scrub enough for 4 to 5 days only. Once it’s finished, opt for more. This can be stored in an air tight jar in room temperature (for 4 to 5 days). Or if you are going to use it for a longer period of time, storing it in refrigerator is the right option.
Conclusion: Exposure to heat and pollution these days, have increased the risks for our skin. Significance of coffee to fight all the skin-related issues (dark circles, puffiness, redness, aging lines, black spots) cannot be denied. Try to add these coffee face scrubs in your daily beauty regimen to avoid an early aging.