For all the coffee drinkers out there, did you know you can use coffee grounds as beauty care? I have never been a coffee drinker (the occasional latte here and there), but I always hear that people need it to perk them up in the mornings. For years I have seen caffeine in beauty products that have claimed to reduce cellulite and tighten the skin. So I thought I would do some research and put it to the test. It has been said time and time again that coffee grounds can be added to your gardens and plants to enrich the soil. But could it benefit your skin~Yes! Oh and Men, this is not just for the ladies.
Coffee Body Scrub~ I mixed 2 cups of coarsely ground coffee with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil (if coffee is finely ground you can add 1/2 cup of raw/brown sugar or sea salt). First I recommend doing this treatment standing in the shower/tub or over a towel as it can get a little messy. I applied the mixture with strong pressure all over my body in a circular motion. I then left it on for fifteen minutes or so before showering it off. After I patted my skin dry and applied some coconut oil (you can apply any of your favorite body lotions though). For a deeper treatment you can wrap your self in saran wrap and leave on for longer.
I have to say that my skin was instantly tighter, smooth and glowing. I would definitely recommend doing this treatment 1-2 times per week. I can’t wait to see the results as the weeks and months go on. Coffee grounds can also be used to add more shine to your hair (brunettes and darker shades though as lighter ones can be colored and stained). All you have to do is shampoo your hair like normal and then after your done massage some coffee grounds into your wet hair. Rinse and follow with your favorite conditioner, it’s that simple. I also have added some coffee grounds to some coconut and honey and massaged it onto my face. Honestly it was an instant glow!
So for all you coffee and non-coffee lovers out there, grab some grounds and discover the simple beauty you have right in your own kitchen. Your mornings will never be the same
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