How to make your own coffee scrub
Has anyone else become a part time barista since being in quarantine? As we’ve temporarily sayonara’d our coffee catch-ups with friends and started to make our flat whites at home, there has been one huge benefit: the leftover coffee grinds.
Next time you go to empty them out into the bin, DON’T! Here's why...
Benefits of coffee for the skin
According to Healthline, there are four ways coffee can benefit your skin
1. Cellulite reduction
Caffeine is key to cellulite reduction, as it dilates the blood vessels beneath the skin and improves overrall blood flow.
2. Calming effects
This one may come as a surprise, as it does the opposite when ingested. But when applied topically, the anti-oxidants within coffee can play a role in calming the skin.
3. Anti-ageing and after-sun care benefits
Coffee can also contribute to the reduction of sun spots, redness and fine lines.
4. Acne treatment
Coffee has both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which can help combat harmful acne-causing bacterias.
How to make a coffee scrub:
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup fresh ground coffee
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of sea salt
- A glass, waterproof jar or container
- Dry brush (optional)
Step 1: Combine ingredients in bowl
Step 2: Mix well
Step 3: Store in glass jar
Step 4: Before jumping into the shower, apply scrub all over body, or just areas you want to target. Massage in a circular motion with dry body brush, or just your hands.
Step 5: Rinse off. Be careful as the coconut oil can become very slippery on the shower floor as it rinses off.
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Main image credit: @nycbambi
Have you used a coffee scrub before? Will you try this one?