Oh, My Scrub! The Coffee Craze

Millions of people start their day with a cup of coffee. Caffeine helps them jump start their day like no other beverage. Research has also linked coffee with liver health, a decreased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and a mild anti-depressant. What many people don't realize is that coffee is also a natural deep skin exfoliator that keeps your complexion looking great. Exfoliation is the process of removing residual dirt and dead skin to give way to new skin, thereby giving your skin a younger look. Let’s examine the latest coffee craze that has nothing to do with your favorite latte.

An Overview of Coffee Scrub Usage

The key to coffee helping your skin lies in the antioxidants in the grounds, as well as caffeine content. Just like you mix hot water, sugar and creamer to sip that perfect cup of coffee, to create an effective coffee scrub, the grounds mix with salt and sugar for best results. Properly mixed, this coffee scrub serves as a deep skin exfoliator, cellulite reducer and skin smoother. It also improves circulation. Coffee scrub is soothing because it uses natural ingredients and is free of chemicals found in conventional body scrubs. Your skin is better able to be moisturize and nourish. A good coffee scrub will clean and rejuvenate the skin—an outcome you can't get from a run of the mill body wash.

Coffee Scrub: A How-To Guide for Best Results

When you have the right product on hand, here's a step-by-step guide on how to best apply:
Start from the legs and work your way up your body.
Scrub your body in circular motions. Doing so stimulates the lymphatic system for better detox results.
Coffee scrub can be used on the face, but proceed with caution because the scrub may be a bit abrasive and can be uncomfortable to apply to the facial area.
Leave scrub on for at least 15 minutes before rinsing off. Best is to apply before bathing.
Administer coffee scrub about once a week for consistent results.

Coffee Scrub: DIY or Purchase?

While it’s possible to create your own homemade coffee scrub from the ingredients we've listed, it's not particularly recommended. Some things are better left to professional formulators. For many, coffee is the best part of waking up, but as you see, benefits of coffee extend well beyond the beverage. Give coffee scrub a try today – you’ll be surprised how well it works.