Invigorating Coffee Sugar Scrub
This is a very simple and delicious way to refresh and invigorate your skin! Caffeine is often used in many beauty creams in stores, but no need to go deep into your pocketbook or look any further than your kitchen. This natural stimulant helps to increase circulation, which improves collagen production in the face, reducing wrinkles and age lines. It also reduces cellulite in those pesky problem areas on us ladies (and a few gents)… Using honey in your facial scrub is excellent, as honey is a natural astringent, pulling out toxins and oils, leaving your skin feeling firm and tight.
Here’s what you need:
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee grounds
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
You can also add a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Lavender is always a great choice for relaxation for a nighttime scrub. Mixing ylang-ylang and orange is both sensual and uplifting. The choice is yours!
Stir ingredients together and work in small sections. Scrub using small circular motions in areas with cellulite around the thighs and buttocks for a couple minutes each. The caffeine and massage work together to increase blood flow to your cells. This breaks up the fats that are stored irregularly, which is what causes the dimples of cellulite.
On the face, allow the mixture to soak for about 3-5 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing off. This allows the honey time to draw out oils and impurities in the pores.
When you are done scrubbing your entire body, rinse and towel off gently, patting dry instead of rubbing. Use a dark coloured towel if you have one (to prevent staining anything white). You’ll notice a bit of a bronzed glow, like an all-natural self tanner (yay!)
Something to remember during your whole body scrub down; choose a location where you won’t leave a mess. Outside in the garden, or in the shower, where you can easily rinse away any drippings or splashes!
Enjoy your soft and silky skin today!