DIY Health & Beauty

Natural Beauty: DIY Recipes Using Coffee

We’ve been drinking coffee for years and always marvel at the way it kickstarts our day. So, why not add some coffee to our beauty products?

Consuming coffee is not the only way your body can absorb caffeine. It turns out that soaking your body with coffee can provide you with excellent energy boost, even though it won’t have the same strong kick as a regular cup of your favorite drink. Besides ordinary usage of coffee it could be also used as an effective skin exfoliant scrub. As a natural exfoliator, coffee helps to slough away dry, dead skin to reveal a real glow. It also can add an extra shine to dull, dried out hair.

Any simple DIY beauty recipe is golden in our eyes, and when you consider the beauty benefits of coffee, it only makes sense to use the ingredient in a recipe. Most of the ingridients of suggested recipes are most likely in your kitchen!

Face Mask

Adding coffee into a morning face mask will rejuvenate and keep your skin glowing all day long. It’s loaded with antioxidants, which help to eliminate toxins from your skin.

  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee (or used grinds)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk,  heavy cream, or yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Mix all ingredients together and apply a light coat to face. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Remove with warm wash cloth.

Face Scrub

  • Olive oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Coffee grounds – 6 tablespoons.

Be aware, that coffee grounds should be very fine, so use the coffee grinder if needed. You can also use both fresh and already used coffee grounds.

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Mix up the ingredients thoroughly until the mixture gets coarse mud texture. Apply onto the skin with gentle massaging moves for few seconds and rinse it off with water.

How does it work? While coffee exfoliates your skin, olive oil provides moisture keeping your skin soft and hydrated.

You can store the scrub either in the fridge, but it will stay anyway fresh for few weeks at room temperature as well.

Cellulite Eliminating  Body Scrub

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It’s been tried and tested, and while it’s hard to completely eliminate cellulite, this body scrub works particularly well. The properties in coffee have been found to help diminish the look of cellulite and the added benefit of coconut oil in the recipe will keep your skin moisturized and silly smooth.

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. After you’ve washed your body, massage the scrub into wet skin for about 60 seconds per area, where you’re targeting cellulite, then rinse with warm water. Pro Tip: Use a tub stopper in your shower while using this scrub, as you’ll need to remove it from your shower and get rid of the waste in a regular garbage can as opposed to your shower drain, which can become clogged.

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