The benefits of coffee for your skin

Coffee is a beverage most of us are used to drinking on a regular basis but most people don’t know that coffee has fantastic benefits when applied to the skin. This doesn’t mean you should rub dry coffee grounds directly onto your skin, but rather a high quality ground coffee which is added to other ingredients like sugar, coconut oil and essential oils.

The small particles in ground coffee make it an excellent exfoliant to remove dry, dead skin and reveal fresh, healthy new skin. The coffee scrub is applied to the skin in a gentle circular motion which helps to boost blood and lymph flow and this encourages detoxification.

Caffeine is an important active compound found in coffee and when applied to the skin it restricts blood vessels, reduces inflammation and draws water out of the skin, helping to tighten it. Caffeine is also a source of powerful antioxidants which help to reduce sun damage and signs of premature aging.

Coffee scrub is a popular anti-cellulite treatment as it can firm the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite for several hours after use. It is an excellent addition to your body care routine, especially if you are going to the beach or an event where you need to look your best. One must take care not to scrub your skin too hard as this causes inflammation and draws water to the area resulting in swelling.

Coffee scrub should be applied in a circular motion to wet skin. Start at your feet and work your way up the body massaging the scrub gently making sure not to irritate the skin by pressing too hard. You can spend more time on problem cellulite areas. When you’ve applied it let it sit on the skin for 5-10 minutes so that the beneficial properties can be absorbed. Rinse it off with warm water and towel dry. Your skin will feel moisturised, soft, silky and rejuvenated!

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