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Summer is here, and it is important to take care of the skin against dehydration, burns, acne and tanning. Coffee’s aromatic beans are not just meant to work as a wake-up call but also as a great ingredient for skincare. Coffee-based scrubs are known for rejuvenating the skin and providing a deep cleansing effect that gives the skin radiance.
Coffee is rich in antioxidants, vitamin B3 and chlorogenic acid (CGA) that help reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation, combat skin breakouts like acne, boost collagen production and provide a skin brightening effect.
While coffee helps with exfoliating and moisturising the skin, a coffee-based scrub can be made even more potent by adding olive oil to it. Olive oil helps hydrate the skin, repair damaged skin tissues, revitalise and strengthen skin’s tonicity and It is an antioxidant that combats ageing.
While coffee is regarded to increase energy levels, if applied topically, it may actually provide the opposite effects by calming you down due to the presence of oxidants.
The powerful mixture of coffee and olive oil will work wonders for your skin. Therefore, to help you get that radiant skin, we present a homemade body scrub with coffee and olive oil
1 teaspoon coffee powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup of water
Step 1: Combine coffee powder and olive oil in a small bowl.
Step 2: Add a few drops of water to the coffee and olive oil mixture to make a paste-like texture.
Step 3: Gently pat the scrub underneath your eyes without rubbing and other areas of the body where you require exfoliation and cleansing. Remember to use gentle circular motions while scrubbing.
Step 3: Leave the mixture on for five to ten minutes.
Step 4: Rinse off with water or gently wipe the mask with a soft cloth by dabbing it mildly.
Step 5: Repeat the process at least 2-3 times a week.
The caffeine in this body scrub can help fix those dark circles as it helps to improve blood circulation by narrowing the blood vessels. This scrub is also great for post-sun-time care as it provides a soothing treatment for sunburn.
You could add variations to this homemade body scrub. For instance, for softer skin, consider adding yoghurt and then using warm water. For dealing with clogged pores, you could use bentonite clay, but make sure that you mix the clay and coffee thoroughly and let it sit on your face for at least 15 minutes.
So, are you ready to try this homemade body scrub? The coffee will exfoliate your skin while the olive oil provides a good source of moisture to keep your skin soft and hydrated.