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Monday, February 21, 2011

DIY : Coffee body scrub



Coffee body scrub - ingredients
  • 2 cups of ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup of sugar OR sea salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of massage oil of your choice


Mix ingredients well. Take a quick warm shower and then apply the scrub massaging the skin lightly. Rinse off with warm water.


The coffee we all love so much has many uses beyond just waking us up in the morning. One of those uses is to create a coffee body scrub.





What Coffee Can Do For Your Skin
Coffee contains many beneficial components that improve your skin.

Caffeine: Your skin loves caffeine, which improves circulation to the surface of your skin.

Caffeine has also been reported to reduce the size of cellulite molecules (according to the University of Rio de Janeiro).

Anti-oxidants: Sun damage, environmental pollution, dietary inadequacies. These are all good reasons to utilize the benefits of a topical anti-oxidant.

Coffee is full of anti-oxidants, when applied to the epidermis go directly to work fighting free radicals that lead to the signs of aging.

Catechins: A bioflavonoid that prevents the loss of collegen and replenishes the reticulin and elastin fibers.