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Have you ever used coffee in your beauty routine? Do you know that it has surprising benefits for your skin? Most people use coffee to help them wake up early in the morning. The caffeine in coffee helps the skin with some benefits other than keeping you alert. Some of the benefits include reduction of inflammation, redness and eye puffiness and skin exfoliation. It can also be used for hair growth.
The following are some of the ways that you can use coffee in your beauty routine:
Coffee Scrub to Remove Cellulite
The required ingredients:
- A cup of coffee grounds
- An empty jar
- 3 tablespoons of sugar or salt
- A dry brush
- 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
Step 1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients and combine them well.
Step 2. In a microwave, melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture and mix them well.
Step 3. Pour the mixture into a waterproof container
Step 4. Scrub the body with the brush before going in the shower. This will help to stimulate the blood flow and exfoliate the excess the cellulite. You can this in a circular motion and lightly in areas with excess cellulite
Step 5. Apply the coffee scrub in the affected areas when you are in the shower. Massage it well on the skin before you rinse it. Repeat the same process at least twice in a week for better results.
Full Body Scrub
Here are the ingredients that would enable you to prepare this kind of coffee as a skin care recipe:
- Half cup of coffee that has been ground
- half cup of coconut palm sugar
- a quarter cup of coconut oil
- a teaspoon of cinnamon that has been ground
Here is the direction that you should follow in order for you to have the recipe.
Step 1. Place all of the ingredients in a pot. The ingredients should be mixed in one pot. However, the said pot has to be one of the best and you can only make sure that it is by knowing what the reviews have to say on pots and pans. However, when you notice that your coconut oil has solidified, you can use the best juicer on the market that you have in order for its oil to be acquired without waiting for a possibly longer time than is necessary.
Step 2. Make sure that the coconut oil is at room temperature before taking a step of adding all of the other ingredients into the said pot.
Step 3. After mixing everything, you can store your full body coffee scrub in a container that is airtight in order for you to preserve the necessary minerals that are in your newly made scrub.
Homemade Scrub and Mask
In order for you to be able to prepare this recipe, you need to provide the following ingredients:
- half teaspoon of coconut oil
- half teaspoon of coffee beans that is finely ground
Here are the instructions for you to be able to know what to do with these ingredients:
Step 1. Mix the coconut oil and the ground coffee together in a pot or pan that you have already prepared.
Step 2. With the help of a juicer, you can liquefy a frozen coconut oil for you to be able to mix it well with the coffee beans.
Step 3. Apply to your face in a motion that is circular. As to what direction, clockwise or counterclockwise, depends on your comfort. The important thing is that you have to get rid of having the mixture in your eyes, nose and mouth.
Step 4. After applying it to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes to an hour. Since this is a face mask, it is quite okay to leave it just like that.
Step 5. After an hour or so, you can rinse it with a water that is lukewarm and voila, make the most of your radiant, glowing skin.
Coffee Body Scrub
This is another recipe that may require you to have another set of ingredients such as the following:
- a cup of coffee that has been coarsely ground
- half a cup of turbinado raw sugar
- a quarter tablespoon of olive oil
The instructions on what to do with these ingredients are as follows:
Step 1. Combine all of your ingredients in one pot or pan.
Step 2. Have a warm bath or even a shower for more or less 10 minutes to open up your pores and have a rather impressive outcome.
Step 3. Apply the mixture that you have made a while ago to your legs, arms, and stomach. Make sure that you do it in a way that it would seem to be large circular motions while you are pressing it on your skin for up to 5 minutes.
Step 4. After that, you can now rinse yourself and dry with a towel.
Did you enjoy this list of recipes as well as of their procedures on how to do it right?
This is for you to have the options of the best and reliable recipes in making a coffee as a skin care essential. You see, coffee doesn’t only help us stay awake at night. It can also help us maintain the young, natural glow that we are still having.
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Jennifer is a certified cook enthusiast and a legit photographer from Ohio, USA. She is a food lover and thus makes blogs about it at Imaddictedtocooking, which include her own photos for the demonstration of how the recipes are made. Contact her at @jenniferimaddi1.