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Homemade Coffee Scrub and Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin – Just 2 Ingredients!
I’ve been a makeup and skincare junkie practically my whole life. Believe me when I tell you that no other store bought scrub, no matter how expensive, has even come close to this super simple homemade coffee scrub and mask. I get the best results from it!
This homemade coffee scrub and mask sloughs away dead skin cells, deeply nourishes my skin and leaves me with a radiant, glowing complexion. It makes my face so smooth and bright. It’s the best!
I especially love using it before a date or before something important when I want my skin to look it’s best. The immediate brightening, smoothing and line minimizing effects lasts for hours and hours!
You probably even have these 2 simple ingredients sitting in your cupboards right now 🙂
Coffee for Skin Care
Recently, cosmetic manufacturers started putting coffee extract in many of their formulas. And for good reason!
Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants that protects our skin against free radicals that damage and age us. The caffeine in coffee stimulates the skin and improves blood flow to the face, which is perfect for healthy cell turnover that makes us look radiant and bright.
Another really cool benefit of coffee applied to the skin is that it increases the production of collagen and elastin. The caffeine in coffee minimizes fine lines and protects against the loss of moisture, making it the ideal choice for anti-aging.
And if you have sun burned or sun damaged skin, you’ll be really happy to know that coffee helps reverse the damage of UV rays! So definitely make sure to slather this on if you happen to get too much sun or if you have sun damaged skin. It will help restore your skin from damage!
(Source: Koo SW, Hirakawa S, Fujii S, Kawasumi M, Nghiem P. Protection from photodamage by topical application of caffeine after ultraviolet irradiation. Br J Dermatol. 2007 May;156(5):957-64.)
Coconut Oil for Skin Care
You already know how much I love my coconut oil for the skin. I use coconut oil for allthethings, but I especially enjoy using it for skincare.
One of the best things about using coconut oil for skincare is that it suits all skin types. So whether you have dry, oily, acne prone, aging or sensitive skin, coconut oil can greatly benefit you.
It’s deeply nourishing to the skin and loaded with protective antioxidants that protect the skin against premature aging and free radicals.
It’s also antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal, making it a great choice for acne prone skin.
To get the most bang for your buck and the best results, look for cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil. I use THIS coconut oil. You can find cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil in most grocery and health food stores.
So whip up a batch of this easy, inexpensive homemade coffee scrub and mask using the recipe below and see for yourself why I’m such a raving fan of it! I think you’re going to love it just as much as me!
Do you do something weird like rubbing something all over your face before a date (or something important), too? Or maybe you have another funny ritual? I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment and let me know so I know I’m not the only weirdo who does these things 🙂
Homemade Coffee Scrub & Mask Recipe:
- Mix together the coconut oil and ground coffee and apply to your face using circular motions. Avoid getting the mixture in your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Leave on for at least 15 minutes up to an hour.
- Rinse off with warm water and enjoy your glowing skin!
Pin homemade coffee scrub and mask recipe HERE:
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