Getting a facial or a massage is an excellent way to destress and take care of your skin and body. With salons closed due to Covid-19, however, it’s been a challenge to keep up with a good routine of self-care. Thanks to this obstacle, many of us are learning how to create our own skincare products. And it’s easier than it might sound. One such treatment that will brighten your skin and help you fight off the heat of summer may be as close as your morning coffee.
Do-it-yourself treatments have many fans and about as many varieties. One ingredient that may surprise you is coffee. And though it may not be the first thing you think of when thinking about skincare, it probably should be. There’s a number of reasons for this. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants. Like berries, dark chocolate and wine, these antioxidants can help your skin fight the effects of aging and the damage done by the sun’s rays.
Adding coffee grounds to your facial or body scrub will help reduce inflammation which can cause acne and even cellulite. Thanks to its diuretic properties, it can also help reduce puffiness. This trait makes coffee great for eye creams along with scrubs. Coffee’s coarseness exfoliates your skin, encouraging blood flow and removing dead skin cells that can clog pores.
Homemade scrubs are easy to put together and allow you to use the ingredients that work best on your skin. Adding essential oils for scent (make certain first they are ones your skin is okay with) and other soothing oils to make your skin smooth will boost coffee’s healthy effects on your face.
To make a coffee scrub, simply take coffee grounds and combine them with a few other ingredients and voila, you’ve got healthy skin care at your fingertips. Some possible ingredients to combine with your grounds include:
- coconut oil
- sweet almond oil
- vitamin E oil
- brown sugar
- sea salt
You can also add essential oils in the scents you love most to personalize your scrub. Soon you may find that making your own cleanser can be as simple as making your morning coffee.