Coffee isn’t just good for your heart, blood and your brain, it’s great to use in your daily beauty routine.
Take a look below for seven ways you can use coffee (mostly used coffee grounds) in your daily self-care routines.
1. Rev up your skin with a coffee mask.
The caffeine in the coffee grounds can perk up dull-looking skin when used as a facial mask. Place this coffee and cocoa facial mask on your face for a few moments, relax until it dries, remove it and then just marvel at how smooth and clear your skin looks!
2. Give a one-two punch to cellulite.
Most women, no matter how slender, have at least some cellulite on the back of their thighs. The rippling-look of the skin is mostly caused by genetics and – as much as we wish we could say it were different – once it’s there, you’re going to have it for the rest of your life.
But you don’t have to give up hope entirely. Coffee grounds’ caffeine may boost your body’s fat metabolism, increasing your circulation, which may – possibly – reduce the appearance of cellulite.
This coffee ground body scrub will, at the very least, exfoliate your skin, keeping it soft.
3. Decrease puffy eyes.
Take used coffee grounds (make sure they’ve cooled) and place them under your eyes and on your eyelids. Relax or soak in a nice bubble bath for about 20 minutes, then rinse the grounds off with cool (not cold) water). You’re eyes will look less puffy.
4. Brighten your skin.
Take two cups of plain organic yogurt and mix it with one tablespoon of ground coffee (before brewing) and place on your just-washed face. Leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse. You’ll see a more glowing complexion because the caffeine will have stimulated your skin’s circulation.
5. Exfoliate your scalp.
It’s wise to exfoliate your scalp area every now and then to get rid of dead skin cells and buildup. To do so (and to also give your hair a nice sheen), take about 1/3 cup of ground coffee and apply to your wet scalp, then massage in a circular motion for one minute. Rinse and then shampoo and condition as usual.
6. Give a boost to your hair color.
If you want to deepen your dark blonde or light brown hair color, or add highlights to darker brown hair, soak your hair in leftover coffee. No matter what your hair color, a nice soak in coffee will make your hair shiny.
7. Pamper your feet.
Mix coconut oil and coffee grounds for a nice foot scrub to exfoliate rough skin on your feet. Take one cup of virgin coconut oil, a half cup of ground coffee and one or two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix together.
Place your feet in a tub or bucket of warm, soapy water for about 10 minutes and then, while still soaking, massage one teaspoon of the scrub to one foot and massage in a circular motion. Rinse your feet in warm water and pat dry.
You also can use the scrub on the rest of your body as a shower scrub.
Using coffee grounds as beauty aids means you’re going to have to brew and drink some coffee first. Why not make it fairtrade, organic Ubean Coffee? Contact a distributor near you today.