What are the miraculous benefits of coffee scrubs? I have done the research for you.
Coffee scrubs are all the rage right now! Aimed at reducing cellulite, smoothing skin and removing dead skin cells... it's not hard to see why people are still jumping on board! They also smell amazing, which is always a plus.
What's the hype?
Coffee scrubs have so many benefits for the overall health and texture of your skin! The main benefit of coffee scrubs of course, is exfoliation! Ground coffee beans are fantastic a for scrubbing away dead skin and exfoliating without the use of chemicals. Coffee scrubs can also improve circulation and leave skin glowing and smooth.
Another benefit of using coffee scrubs, is that they may help reduce the appearance of cellulite! Caffeine can help reduce cellulite because it's a stimulant that dilates blood vessels. This can temporarily tone and tighten tissue.1 It can also increase circulation and reduce water retention!1
Why should you choose natural coffee scrubs?
Natural coffee scrubs are made using simple, hard working ingredients that won't harm your skin. Many of the popular coffee scrubs on the market contain unnecessary ingredients like fragrances! Natural coffee scrubs will give you the skin smoothing results you're after without any hidden nasties!
Which coffee scrubs do I recommend?
Mineral Fusion Body Scrub - Kona Coffee
This fantastic Mineral Fusion Body Scrub - Kona Coffee combines Pumice plus ground coffee with Aloe Vera, Avocado and Macadamia oil. These ingredients form an effective exfoliator that massages the skin, leaving it moisturised and smooth. Full of good fats, this nourishing product also helps improve blood circulation!2 To use, take a handful of the scrub and massage over target areas. Leave on for five minutes, before rinsing off. I recommend using it two to three times per week!
La Mav Coffee Bean Body Scrub
This La Mav Coffee Bean Body Scrub exfoliates skin with ground coffee arabica beans, while hydrating with organic Coconut oil. Made with Vitamin rich Camelia and Macadamia oils, it's great at moisturising while removing dead, flaky skin. Formulated with potent antioxidants to promote cell regeneration, this caffeinated body scrub may help to improve the appearance of cellulite and overall appearance of the skin! For best results, I would recommend using this product twice a week. You can apply it on either wet or dry skin, by massaging in circular motions. Rinse off thoroughly before following up with your favourite natural moisturiser.
Organic Shop Body Scrub - Organic Coffee & Sugar
This Organic Shop Body Scrub - Organic Coffee & Sugar is made with a blend of coffee, sugar, cinnamon, and shea butter, so you'll have to stop yourself from tasting it! This exfoliator is rich and nourishing whilst gently exfoliating. Apply all over twice a week and enjoy super-smooth energised skin!
Zkin Clarifying Exfoliator
Coffee scrubs aren't just for the body! The Zkin Clarifying Exfoliator gently smoothes the face! It removes dead skin cells and refines pores. Made with organic arabica coffee beans, this facial exfoliator uses the benefits of caffeine which may help alleviate redness and puffiness. I find that using this product in the morning really wakes my skin up! If you have oily or combination skin, I recommend using this exfoliator twice weekly (morning or night) by massaging into skin, Rinse off after two minutes. For sensitive skin, use once weekly and apply as a masque. Don't rub into the skin and wash off after two minutes.
(sources: 1womenshealthmag.com, 2Simple As That)