Coffee based skincare products are getting popular at the moment. And for all the right reasons! Caffeine which is found in coffee, tea, cocoa and soft drinks is a natural stimulant for the brain, keeping us alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic. That is why it so good to drink coffee in the morning. Caffeine also helps to firm and tighten the skin when used as a scrub.
Together with sugar, coffee scrub is a mild exfolliant that removes dead skin cells, and improves the texture of our skin, giving it a good healthy youthful glow.
Here is a simple coffee body scrub recipe you can make at home.
1 cup coffee grounds
1 cup sugar
1 cup avocado oil (good for mature, dry skin) or 1 cup olive oil
* You may also add cocoamidopropyl betaine (1 tablespoon) for bubbles and vanilla or any essential oil you prefer for fragrance (2 drops)
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a seal tight container.
How to Use
Rinse your body and face with water.
Apply body scrub in a circular motion.
Leave for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Body scrub: 3-4 times a week
Face scrub: once a week
Store in a seal tight container, will last for several weeks in a refrigerator.