Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world, for a myriad of reasons. As a natural source of caffeine, it’s one of the easiest ways to give your brain and body a boost of energy. Whether you prefer a coffee with cream and sugar, or as a deluxe cappuccino, drinking coffee not only energizes you, it also has an effect on your health and beauty.

Did you know that Coffee offers more benefits than just a jolt in the morning?

Starbucks Coffee Pike PlaceWhile most people think of coffee as their drink of choice each morning, it’s is more than just a stimulating beverage that fuels our day. Due to its efficacy as a natural beauty-boosting ingredient harvested from the Earth, coffee can also be found in a number of beauty products, as well as used in DIY skincare treatments. In addition, studies have shown that a moderate amount of coffee can provide health benefits as well.

In addition, coffee is a common ingredient found in beauty products and treatments. As Prevention magazine shares the expert advice of Julia Hunter, MD, a dermatologist at Wholistic Dermatology in Beverly Hills, CA. She says, “Drinking coffee is one piece of the puzzle; another is putting it on the surface of your skin. A coffee facial scrub can help brighten skin, prevent clogged pores, and soften lines. The acid in coffee gives you some chemical exfoliation on top of mechanical exfoliation. It also helps bolster skin’s protective barrier.”

DIY Coffee Scrub Tutorial

Coffee can be used for a wide variety of health-related purposes including boosting energy (as we all know), revving the metabolism, and lowering the risk of diseases (like heart disease). In addition, it’s a common ingredient in diy beauty products (to exfoliate skin, minimize cellulite, increase circulation, minimize dark undereye circles, etc.). 

To help you get gorgeous, glowing skin this season, here’s an easy DIY Coffee Scrub Tutorial that uses 3 basic ingredients from your kitchen: Coffee, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt.

DIY Coffee Scrub Tutorial - An Eco-Friendly Way To Pamper Yourself and Help The Earth

To whip up this diy coffee scrub, just pour 1 cup full of ground coffee beans into a bowl. Then add 3 tbsp. of Sea Salt, and pour in 1/2 cup of Olive Oil. Mix the ingredients with a spoon or your hands, thoroughly stirring everything together until it forms a wet consistency. 

DIY Coffee Scrub Tutorial - An Eco-Friendly Way To Pamper Yourself and Help The Earth

Hop into the shower (without the water running), and apply the scrub all-over your dry body, gently rubbing in a circular motion. Focus on dry, rough areas (like elbows and knees), as as well as tough, callused skin (on your feet). After a few minutes, thoroughly wash off the scrub with warm water, and pat your skin dry with a towel.

DIY Coffee Scrub Tutorial - An Eco-Friendly Way To Pamper Yourself and Help The Earth

This DIY Coffee Scrub is a great remedy for dry, flaky skin, and will instantly give you soft, smooth skin. In addition, this diy beauty treatment is a wonderful and relaxing way to pamper yourself at home, even if you only have 10 minutes to spare. 

DIY Coffee Scrub Tutorial - An Eco-Friendly Way To Pamper Yourself and Help The Earth

For more DIY beauty and skincare treatments, check out the Skincare section on Inspirations & Celebrations.

 

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