Table of contents:
- Gentle effect on the skin
- Caffeine stimulates blood circulation and tones the skin
- Antioxidants protect skin from sun damage
- How to make a coffee scrub at home?
- Why use so many different ingredients?
- How long can a homemade coffee scrub last?
- Can a coffee scrub remove blackheads?
- Does coffee brighten the skin?
- Can decaf coffee be used for a scrub?
- Can you use a coffee scrub every day?
- How to use a coffee scrub correctly?
2023 Author: Blake Bradshaw | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 16:20
Who doesn't love fresh, radiant, smooth skin? Of course we all love it!
The first step to smooth skin is to use exfoliating scrubs. But what if you have delicate sensitive skin, and regular scrubs are harsh for you and cause only dryness and itching? Not a problem! You can make the most gentle scrub for your skin yourself.
We will prepare this coffee scrub from recycled coffee grounds, and add several ingredients that will help to cope with such unpleasant problems as cellulite, stretch marks and sun damage (pigmentation and flaking).
This coffee scrub is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help soothe and heal irritated skin.
Here are a few more reasons why it is better to use a homemade coffee scrub.
Gentle effect on the skin
Unlike many other scrubs, coffee grounds are slightly abrasive (ideal for gently removing dead skin cells), and used coffee grounds are soft enough to be used all over the body and even on the face.
Caffeine stimulates blood circulation and tones the skin
The caffeine in coffee helps to stimulate blood circulation and prevent excess accumulation of fat cells. Blood begins to move more actively through the skin cells, dispersing the lymph and thereby reducing cellulite. Of course, coffee cannot completely rid you of cellulite, but at least it can make cellulite less noticeable.
Antioxidants protect skin from sun damage
Coffee contains many antioxidants, including chlorogenic, ferulic, caffeic, and n-coumaric acids. Whether taken internally or used topically, antioxidants can help neutralize free radical damage caused by the sun. We will add Vitamin E to our scrub to enhance coffee's natural antioxidant defenses, which will help heal and fade scars.
How to make a coffee scrub at home?
You will need:
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup sea salt or brown sugar
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 15 drops of frankincense essential oil;
- 15 drops of neroli essential oil;
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil.
All ingredients must be thoroughly mixed and that's it. Our coffee scrub is ready.
Why use so many different ingredients?
Sea salt is excellent for flaking dry skin prone to inflammation and irritation. And brown sugar nourishes and soothes sensitive skin. Coconut oil softens and deeply moisturizes the skin. Essential oils repair damaged skin and give it a fresh scent.
You can use absolutely any essential oils you have on hand. Feel free to experiment with different oils until you get the scent you like.
Note that if you are using coffee grounds left over from your brew, it is of course still full of caffeine and antioxidants that give your skin a plump and toned look, but unused coffee grounds will last longer and contain more caffeine. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to grind the coffee to a soft powdery consistency to prevent further irritation.
Here are some more answers to the most common home scrub questions.
How long can a homemade coffee scrub last?
It depends on whether you are using fresh or used coffee grounds. Used grounds are already damp, so after a few days they will become moldy. But fresh, unused coffee grounds can last much longer. If you're careful not to get water in your scrub, it should last for several weeks without the need for refrigeration. However, it is best to make a fresh batch of scrub every 2 weeks, but if you do not notice "bad" smell or mold, you can try to keep it longer. You can always extend the shelf life of your scrub by keeping leftovers in the refrigerator.
Can a coffee scrub remove blackheads?
Yes, coffee grounds are great at removing accumulated sebum, dirt and dust that clog pores and often cause acne.
Does coffee brighten the skin?
By boosting blood circulation and improving skin tone and texture, coffee can brighten your skin, at least for a while. However, this probably won't whiten the skin or remove discoloration.
Can decaf coffee be used for a scrub?
While you won't get the benefits of caffeine for fighting cellulite, decaffeinated coffee is still a great exfoliator. And you can use decaf coffee if you have it on hand.
Can you use a coffee scrub every day?
Even gentle scrubs can destroy your skin's natural protective barrier, so it is not recommended to use them every day. It is best to limit yourself to 2-3 days a week. And if you notice any redness or irritation, use it less often.
How to use a coffee scrub correctly?
Apply a small amount of the scrub to damp, clean skin and massage gently. It is better if the skin is lightly steamed with water for 5-10 minutes. Then, you can gently massage the skin with a scrub in a circular motion for another 5 minutes. Then rinse your skin thoroughly with water. For best results, apply a moisturizing lotion and cream to the skin to seal the effect.