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July 17, 2021 / By: Karibu / Teme: coffee scrub, skin care, diy or do it yourself, cosmetics

DIY or "do it yourself" recipes for coffee body scrubs

It is summer; time when our skin requires an extra care. How to reveal and hydrate the skin after frequent sun exposure? There is no need for expensive and fancy peelings since we can easily prepare body scrubs by ourselves at home.

If you are reading this article, we may assume that you enjoy drinking coffee. What have you been doing with coffee leftovers so far? No, don't throw it in the trash anymore, use coffee leftover once more. Prepare a coffee face&body scrub!

There are many benefits of coffee based peeling:

• Sloughs off dead skin cells and reveals new, brighter, and smoother skin underneath;
• Makes skin soft on touch and shinier;
• Helps in improving skin circulation;
• Help tighten the skin and reducing dark spots;
• Caffeine is a natural antioxidant; therefore coffee prevents wrinkles and aging process of the skin;
• Coffee successfully helps fight cellulite and is, therefore, a very common ingredient in anti-cellulite creams;
• It is often used in aromatherapy because coffee has antidepressant properties.

Now that you know the benefits of coffee for your skin, check out these simple coffee body and face scrub recipes.

Coffee and olive oil scrub

You Will Need
• 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon olive oil

Method
• Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl and mix well.
• Use it to scrub your face and body during the shower.
• Store the rest in a glass jar and use within a month.

Why this works
• Coffee tightens the skin and is an excellent exfoliant while olive oil helps in keeping the skin nourished and moisturized. This scrub contains antioxidants that boost skin health and keep it glowing.

Coffee and coconat oil scrub

You Will Need
• 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
• ¼ cup yogurt
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• Juice of ½ lemon

Method
• In a glass bowl, mix all the ingredients.
• Use the mixture to scrub your face and body.
• Let it sit for 1-15 minutes and wash it off in the shower.

Why this works
• Coffee removes dead skin cells, and lemon juice brightens your skin. Yogurt and coconut oil nourish and moisturize your skin.

Coffee and almond oil scrub

You Will Need
• 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon almond oil

Method
• Mix the coffee and brown sugar in a bowl
• Pour oil into it and blend (adjust the consistency).
• Massage this mixture on your face and neck in a circular motion.
• Scrub for not more than 10 minutes and then wash off.

Why this works
• Almond oil and coffee renew the cell regeneration process. Almond oil also helps in eliminating dark spots and keeping the skin bright. This scrub is incredibly refreshing after you are back from a hectic day at work.

Coffee and cinnamon oil scrub

You Will Need
• ½ cup coffee ground
• ¼ cup coconut oil
• ½ cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Method
• Melt the coconut oil (if it is solid).
• Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and let the mixture cool down a bit.
• Make sure that the coffee doesn’t dissolve completely in the oil.
• Store the mixture in an airtight jar and apply all over your body during the shower.
• Scrub for no longer than 10-15 minutes.

Why this works
• The ingredients in the body scrub exfoliate dead skin cells gently and make your skin look healthy after the first use. Coffee eliminates excess oil while cinnamon has antibacterial properties that keep infections and irritation at bay.

Coffee And Banana Feet And Legs Scrub

You Will Need
• ¼ cup coffee grounds
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ½ ripe banana
• ½ cup kosher salt

Method
• Mash the banana and mix all the ingredients in it. Blend well.
• Apply all over your legs and feet.
• Massage gently for 15 minutes.
• Leave it on for 10 more minutes and then wash with warm water.

Why this works
• Want to keep your feet pretty? Then, this scrub is all they need. Banana can be a bit messy, but it makes the skin on your feet smooth, and the coffee grounds slough away the dead skin cells. Kosher salt kills bacteria and leaves your feet refreshed.

The sooner, the better, start with preparing these coffee peelings. Think about of Karibu coffee subscription to always have enough coffee grounds!

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