The Ideal Way to Wake Up Your Skin in the mornings…
If you’ve been following me for a while on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of a coffee face scrub. Coffee scrubs can be really beneficial for your skin. Coffee is rich in antioxidants which can help with the overall health of your skin. Recently, I decided to give DIYing my coffee face scrub a go. I go through so many tubs of it and with a husband who works in hospitality, I have a supply of ground coffee coming out of my ears.
When it comes to making your DIY coffee face scrub, you really don’t have to feel intimidated by it. The recipe itself is very easy to follow, it takes all of ten minutes to make. Plus, because you know exactly what is going into it, you know it’s good for your skin. My recipe involves brown sugar as the grit, which I have found for dry skin is the most gentle exfoliator you can use. The coconut oil is super hydrating and gentle for the skin. Personally, as someone with dry, sensitive skin, this DIY coffee face scrub is ideal and I would even say someone with normal skin would enjoy it.
So if you’re looking to give your face the wake-up call it needs in the morning, here’s my recipe for making your own DIY coffee face scrub…
DIY COFFEE FACE SCRUB.
For your DIY coffee face scrub, you’ll need:
1 cup of ground coffee, the fresher the better
1 cup of light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp almond extract
1 cup of coconut oil
To start with, mix your coffee and brown sugar together until well combined. Next, add your vanilla and almond extract. You could use one or the other, or perhaps use different flavours. However, these are both very complementary to the coffee. Mix again. Now it’s time to add your coconut oil and mix until it’s all combined.
Once everything is mixed together, place your mixture into a container. I reuse my previous coffee face scrub glass tubs and I would recommend using glass to help the environment. Better still, placing the mixture in a brown glass container will ensure the sun doesn’t affect the scrub if the light hits it in your bathroom.
Now to use it. Ideally, I scrub my face three times a week, you really don’t want to do more than that. Use a small amount and rub it onto a dry face. Leave for a couple of minutes before rinsing off with a flannel and water. Revel in how soft your skin feels and carry on with the rest of your skincare.
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