Wake Up Your Skin! DIY Coffee Scrub August 7, 2016 20:35 5 Comments
It's another hot summer in South Florida, I mean HOT! Skin drying, dehydrating HOT! No matter how much I have tried to moisturize and hydrate my skin, it felt nothing but dry and dull. So... I treated myself to a super easy DIY coffee scrub, and now I feel and look hydrated and refreshed!
Scrubs are easy to make, wonderful for your complexion, and a fun treat! I whipped up my scrub today with only 4 ingredients: coconut oil, coffee grounds, coconut palm sugar, and cinnamon.
Coconut oil is my go-to natural beauty ingredient; I use it on my skin and hair for its moisturizing and healing properties. It is easily absorbed into your skin without clogging pores. It is naturally antibacterial, which helps fight acne. When buying coconut oil, make sure the label reads "raw, cold pressed, unrefined and organic" (if possible). Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees so don't be alarmed if your jar goes from solid to liquid, then back to solid again. That is normal.
Coffee Grounds are one of natures greatest exfoliants. Coffee ground are rich in antioxidants and, of course, caffeine. This helps smooth and firm your skin, while gently scrubbing away the dead skin cells, exposing fresh glowing skin.
Sugar is a natural humectant, drawing moisture to the skin. I used coconut sugar; however, you can use white sugar, brown sugar, whatever you have on hand. Be mindful of the size of the grain. A nice fine grain sugar adds extra gentle exfoliating properties to the scrub.
Cinnamon helps bring blood to the surface of the skin, helping to smooth out any fine lines. It also kills surface bacteria, which helps clear up blemishes.
So lets get started!
The recipe I use is:
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (more if needed)
- 1/2 cup coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Grind your coffee. If you are using used grounds, be sure to dry them completely.
Scoop your coconut oil into a mixing bowl, then add dry ingredients.
Stir until all ingredients are combined. Add a little more coconut oil if it is too dry. It should be moist enough to mold into a ball but not so moist that its runny.
Scoop into an airtight container.
To use, simply scoop out and gently massage into your face and body. Always start out with clean makeup free skin. rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Enjoy your glowing skin!
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Comment below, let me know how you like it!