The warmer temperatures are here and we couldn’t be happier. But you all know that with summer just around the corner, there is no better time like the present to start getting that body smoother! Caffeine is a compound that is found abundantly in tea and coffee plants around the world. While we all know the benefits that caffeine has on the mind and body when we drink a cup of coffee, the lesser known benefits are the effects it has when we apply it to our skin. Caffeine is an antioxidant-packed multitasker that helps improve your hair, skin, and more.
Here are two of our favorite coffee scrubs:
Full-Body Coffee Scrub
With only four natural ingredients, this full-body scrub will make your skin look healthier after the first use. The caffeine in coffee helps to eliminate unwanted oils, making your skin look flawless. The rough texture of the coffee grounds will slough away dead skin, leaving you with amazing, smooth skin.
1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. If your coconut oil is solid, gently heat it until it melts, but wait for it to go back to room temperature before adding the other ingredients. This is to make sure that your exfoliants don’t dissolve in the oil! Once mixed, store your scrub in an air-tight container. Use on your entire body for great exfoliation.
Exfoliating Face Scrub
A coffee scrub will help to eliminate dead skin while working with your body’s natural renewal process to produce new skin cells, which creates the glowing effect.
3 tbsp coffee grounds (new, if possible)
1 tbsp natural oil of your choice: olive, grape seed, coconut, or almond
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.