Introduction: 3 DIY Beauty Products That Smooth & Firm Skin
How do these work? The coffee will exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells. Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin texture.
Recipe #1: Coffee Face Scrub:
-3 T used, cooled coffee grounds or 1 used K-Cup (after you brew your coffee, just save some of the grounds. If it’s a Kcup, just cut the top off & dump out the grounds)
-1-2 T Melted Coconut Oil (No Coconut Oil? You can use Olive Oil in its place)
-1/2 T Honey
(I mix with coconut oil because it moisturizes the skin and honey because it’s naturally antibacterial and is healing to your skin.)
-My recipe is easy to modify, the key ingredient is the coffee of course, so if you don’t have the coconut oil or honey, it’s no biggie. Just mix in a little bit of water with the grounds. It won’t be as moisturizing but it’ll still exfoliate really well.
How to make it:
I mix it up in a small dish and let sit for a couple of minutes. During this time I wash my face
Gently scrub face & then I leave on for a couple of minutes
Rinse with cool water
Recipe #2: "Anti Cellulite" Coffee Body Scrub: This scrub can be used an an “Anti-Cellulite” scrub (it has the same active ingredients as store bought anti-cellulite scrubs) Regardless of it’s ability to reduce the appearance of cellulite, it will make your skin really smooth.
Mix 1/4 cup of coffee grounds mixed with a little coconut or olive oil and get to scrubbing.
Recipe #3: Coffee Face Mask
Combine some used coffee grounds with some milk (I add just enough to make a paste)
Apply on clean face & allow to sit for about 20 minutes.
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