Every now and again our faces need a little help to keep our skin bright and clear. Nothing gives our skin an extra boost more than an invigorating DIY coffee facial scrub. With this rejuvenating scrub, your skin will be looking brighter and smoother in no time. Follow the easy recipe below to help make your own.
Coffee Facial Scrub recipe
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons organic raw honey
- 4 tablespoons organic coffee grounds
- Pour the coconut oil and honey into a small bowl or jar.
- Next, add the coffee grounds.
- Blend the ingredients and store in a jar or container in the fridge.
Why these ingredients
The coffee is a greats exfoliant that is gentle enough to be used on your skin. The caffeine in coffee also has amazing anti-aging benefits that calm and smooth your skin. Coffee is also great for reducing inflammation and acne and helps keep your skin clear of imperfections. The anti-bacterial properties of honey help protect your skin from harmful bacteria that can cause pimples and blackheads. Honey is also chockfull of antioxidants that cause damage and premature aging. So by combining honey and coffee, your skin is guaranteed protection and rejuvenation.
Like coffee, coconut oil also helps reduce inflammation and redness. However, the greatest benefit of this miracle oil is that it moisturizes and protects your skin but isn’t so heavy that it clogs your pores and causes buildup. If you have trouble with breakouts you can add an extra layer of protection by adding a few drops of tea tree oil before mixing
How to use this scrub
To use simply apply the scrub to clean skin and gently scrub in a circular motion. Leave the scrub on your face for five minutes after exfoliating and wash off with warm water. Even though this is gently exfoliating scrub its best not to use this scrub more than once a week.
Over exfoliating can actually stimulate oil production and you may end up with oilier skin. So it is best to use this once a month or once a week, depending on your skin type.