I think by now we all know the benefits that a cup of coffee can give you in the morning, turning most people from an un-functioning shell of a human, to someone who will readily make conversation with the people around them! Did you realise though, that putting it on your face could have an even more beneficial effect upon your skin?
Not only does coffee have the ideal consistency as an exfoliator, but it also contains caffeic acid, which is known to assist in the production of collagen. The natural oils found in coffee grounds assist too in keeping skin hydrated.
- It Stimulates Blood Flow
When a coffee scrub is applied in a circular and firm motion, the caffeine within the scrub and the motion work together to help stimulate blood flow, which in turn dilates the blood vessels, which can tone and tighten tissue, improving blood circulation and reducing water retention… This can even help with cellulite!
- Reduces the look of Dark Tired Circles Under Your Eyes
When caffeine is applied to the skin it acts as an anti-inflammatory, which in turn can help to reduce swelling. Caffeine constricts the blood vessels just below the skin, which reduces any swelling or puffiness. Goodbye dark, tired, eye-bags.
3 tbsp coffee grounds (new, if possible)
1 tbsp natural oil of your choice: olive, grape seed or coconut
1 tbsp brown sugar
Mix all dry ingredients, then add oil. Based on the kind of scrub consistency you want, add more or less brown sugar. Massage onto your face in gentle, circular motions, then rinse with warm water.
Looks like I will be turning into coffee this rate, inside and out!