THE FACIAL SCRUB YOU NEED
I’ve been exfoliating my face for many years now and I do it at least three to four times a week. As soon as I get home from work or after a night out, with a face full of make-up – I always make sure to exfoliate my face. Even if I don’t wear make-up, I still always exfoliate. It just feels so refreshing once I’ve done it and I love the way my skin feels afterwards, clean and super smooth.
Exfoliating your face regularly helps your skin to become healthier in appearance and once the dead skin is removed, it helps to get rid of dirt, dried sweat, and every-day air pollutants. Also another good reason to incorporate exfoliating your skin is that it will absorb moisture better, keeping the skin soft and supple.
Did you know that gorgeous 80’s supermodel, Christie Brinkley exfoliates every single day, without fail – and look at her!! She looks amazing for someone who is 63 freaking years old!!
Now before you start to exfoliate every single day, ala Christie Brinkley, just know that over exfoliating is a big no no. Why? While regular exfoliation is good and so very healthy for your skin, over doing it will cause excessive dryness, irritation, redness, sensitivity, shiny forehead (over exfoliating can reproduce almost a mirror like effect on your forehead!!), puffiness, and skin breakouts (over doing it removes the healthy skin cells that protects your skin’s barrier).
In the past few months, I finally jumped on the coffee scrub train and it literally changed my life – er, um… OK, it changed my face!
So what is so great about the coffee scrub? Well, let me tell you! The coffee scrub has so many benefits that include: exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, temporary reduction of cellulite (used on the body), improved circulation, reduced eye puffiness, smoother and tighter skin.
BENEFITS of using a COFFEE SCRUB
💭 Caffeine Fix
Coffee is known to stimulate blood flow to the skin, which improves the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks, cellulite and other skin conditions. Caffeine also contains many antioxidants which are great for our skin including fighting the battle against premature aging of the skin, and also contains UV protectors which really are self explanatory [blocks out harmful rays from the sun,which in turns help us in the fight against premature ageing & skin cancer]. The cleansing element of coffee is another super beneficial factor; this cleanser takes away strong odors by neutralizing & absorbing them.
💭 Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
Now depending on the additional ingredients in the coffee scrub packet, majority of them usually contain many great exfoliating properties. Along with the coffee granules will usually find a mix of sugar, coconut, lime, cinnamon and/or salt. The combination of these bring in their own benefits along with additional process of buffing away those dead skin cells.
💭 Say Bye-Bye to Cellulite (Temporarily)
The amazing thing also about a coffee scrub is that it can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, temporarily. By scrubbing in circular motion, the fatty acids, antioxidants and the many vitamins in the coffee scrub, will help to restore the skins texture and the appearance of cellulite, and tighten the skin.
💭 Ahhhhhhhhh! Soothe those Tired Feet
Not only are coffee scrubs great for your body and face, they are also such an amazing relief for your feet! If you’re constantly on your feet for long hours of the day, and especially like me, spend a lot of time in heels – then this is for you! Grab a small bucket or basin with warm water, and mix in half a cup of coffee, and swirl it around. Place your feet in the mix and feel the soothing affects of the coffee in your feet. You can also at the same time, grab a little of the coffee and scrub away at your feet to remove the dead skin and refresh your feet. Your feet will feel smooth and soft, and no longer tired.
💭 Reduce those Puffy Eyes
No, you don’t scrub the coffee onto your eye area!! Serious ouch!! Because I am such a night owl, working away on my blog and/or catching up the latest on my favourite television shows, my poor eyes will often the next day become all puffy-eyed. One tip I have recently discovered is this: in the morning as you’re getting ready, place a little coffee scrub around your eye area underneath for an instant pick-me up!! Mix a teaspoon of coffee scrub with a few drops of water, in a cup and gently apply it underneath your area. Leave it there for 5 – 10 minutes and then rinse. The caffeine will tighten the skin, which in turn it will reduce the puffiness and voila!
As I said earlier on, I use the coffee scrub at least three to four times a week, basically every second day and most definitely on a day that I have worn make-up. This coffee scrub is one that definitely won’t dry out your face, and your skin will feel so clean, smoother, firmer, tighter and radiant. I highly recommend it!
Coconut and Lime Scrub is made up of 100% Arabica Coffee beans which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, acne, eczema and varicose veins.
The scrub also contains Vitamin E, which helps repair and rejuvenate your skin.
Have you ever used a coffee scrub before? If so, what did you think of it? I would love to know in the comments below xoxo