Hey yo KOKOBeauties, have you heard of the Coffee Scrub? If you have, do you know the wonders it can do for you and your skin? Well, let’s explore that today. But before we go on, did you try out any of the tips on the beauty benefits of Carrots and how to use?If yes, let’s know your feedback in the comment section below and if you have not, you really need to try it out, you are surely sleeping on it!
Back to Coffee, KOKOBeauties, this dark coloured beverage has been gaining ground for its beneficial skin care properties. We sure know you know we are not talking about the brewed coffee that is drunk but the coffee beans which is ground to make the powder form of what we brew to drink.
Most of the DIY coffee scrubs you can make from this beverage has simple, everyday ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen. Like any treatment, it takes time to see results and so you will need to be patient and consistent. As an added bonus, the aroma from coffee scrub makes your morning lovely and helps you start our day off strong. Let’s see some of the benefits of Coffee or using a coffee scrub.
Some of the benefits:
1. If you’re prone to breakouts, the antioxidants in coffee can help reduce inflammation and unsightly redness. Coffee’s caffeine content and potent antioxidants give it powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Coffee scrubs helps you exfoliate your skin, taking away all of the dead cells and leaving your skin refreshed, alive and glowing.
3. Not only will exfoliating with coffee scrub make your skin feel smooth, but the caffeine in the coffee can help reduce swelling and puffiness so your bag eyes are nothing to worry about.
4. A coffee facial scrub can help brighten skin, prevent clogged pores, and soften lines. The acid in coffee gives you some chemical exfoliation on top of mechanical exfoliation.
5. The caffeine content in coffee can help improve the collagen production to tighten the skin and thus, fade away the stretch marks and cellulites on the skin.
6. Apart from tightening the skin and pores, Coffee scrub also helps to smoothen and soften the skin.
7. Also, coffee helps the hair to grow well and healthy. It removes dead cells which may be competing growth with the hair from the scalp, leaving the hair to grow. Now that we know all of these benefits, let’s see how to achieve them.
1. For acne, pimples and outbreaks, mix ½ cup coffee ground, ¼ cup coconut oil, ½ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder together in a bowl and scrub mixture all over the skin during shower for not longer than 15 minutes. Make sure that the coffee doesn’t dissolve completely in the oil. Wash off as you shower and repeat process regularly. The coffee scrub will help to exfoliate dead skin cells gently, remove excess oil while cinnamon will help to keep infection and irritation away.2. For exfoliation, combine one-quarter cup fresh coffee grounds, one-quarter cup brown sugar and enough lemon juice for the desired consistency together. Scrub the mixture into the skin once every few days after bathing or washing the body (the application may have to be at night). Let the scrub sit on the skin for a few minutes, then rinse it off. You can also mix 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon olive oil together in a glass bowl and use to scrub the face and body during shower. You can store the rest in a glass jar and use within a month. This leaves your skin hydrated, refreshed and nourished.
3. For puffiness, dab a paste of very finely-ground coffee and the liquid from the coffee itself around your eyes and leave to sit on for some minutes. Rinse off when it dries up with cold water.
4. For skin brightening, mix 2 tablespoons fresh coffee grounds, ¼ cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon coconut oil and ½ lemon juice in a bowl and apply mixture on the skin. Rub mildly but firm and let it sit for 1-15 minutes. Wash it off in the shower and repeat process regularly.
5. For cellulite and stretch marks removal, you simply need 1 cup fresh ground coffee, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Melt the coconut oil in a sauce pan on low heat if it is hardened already and allow to cool slightly before it hardens again. Mix in the ground coffee, brown sugar and the vanilla in the oil and stir till you have a fine and slightly thick liquid. Then, wet the affected area and applying the mixture. Rub the coffee scrub into your skin using small circles and with a firm but not painful pressure. Allow your skin absorb the scrub for roughly 5 minutes, rinse off in the shower and wash the body fully with soap. Be careful to keep the scrub away from your eyes, and use caution around the face. If you are breastfeeding make sure to not apply too closely to your breasts and do not exceed 5 minutes of absorption.
6. For feet/hands softening, brew a few large cups of coffee and add in both the coffee and the used grounds to a small bucket or tub. Allow the coffee to cool, so it does not burn the skin, soak the feet/hands in and then use the coffee grounds to scrub away dead skin cells. Also, mash ½ ripe banana with ¼ cup coffee grounds, ¼ cup olive oil and ½ cup smooth salt and blend all ingredients well. Apply mixture all over your legs, feet and hands and message gently for 15 minutes. Leave on for 10 more minutes then wash with warm water.
7. For healthy hair, rinse the hair with cold, brewed coffee or simply rub coffee grounds into the scalp. This will help scrub away dead skin cells from the scalp and give the hair better chances of growing healthier and longer.
To darken the hair, soak your hair thoroughly with a room temperature cool brewed coffee. Wring the hair out gently, then arrange it in a bun or cover with a shower cap. Leave the coffee to soak from 30 minutes to 3 hours, then rinse the hair in the shower. For a darker color, repeat the process regularly. Bonus: A simple scrub of ground coffee on your skin works wonders that you can not just imagine!