How to Glow Up Using Coffee Grounds
We’ve all wanted to try those popular Pinterest DIY posts, where beauty experts make everything look so simple and easy. But when we try to recreate those fabulous recipes ourselves we realize half the ingredients are a lot more expensive than we thought.
But the key ingredient to jolting up your beauty regimen might be a simple staple in your morning routine, coffee. Not only is coffee cruelty free and environmentally friendly, but any brand of joe gives you the same transforming results.
1. Facial scrub
Coffee grounds have a naturally abrasive feel, making them the perfect exfoliate ingredient. The texture will not only remove layers of dead skin cells, but the caffeine that is naturally infused will be directly absorbed into your skin. This wallet saving facial will leave you intensely moisturized and rejuvenated as if you just drank a shot of espresso. Mix the ingredients below in a small bowl, adding less oil to enhance the abrasiveness if you want, and store in an airtight container.
1 tbsp. of olive, coconut, or almond oil
4 tbsp. coffee grounds.
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2. Hair Color Refresher
Skin care isn’t the only DIY beauty product you can make using coffee grounds. Give your brown locks a natural pop of color minus the thousands of harmful chemicals found in processed hair dyes. Blend the mixture, and with a wide tooth comb, brush evenly from root to tip. A shower cap and an hour later and you will have yourself a healthy, chocolate glow while spending only a fraction of the cost.
1-2 cups of color safe conditioner
3 tbsp organic coffee grounds
1 cup of cold brewed coffee
3. Foot Scrub
Whether you’re a runner or not, your feet are the hardest part of your body to keep moisturized. By creating your own foot scrub, you’ll be able to repair and remove rough skin in the comfort of your own home. Pamper yourself after a long day of work with this simple and spa-like recipe.
In a warm tub of soapy water, blend the ingredients below and expect a slightly grainy feel when applying. Apply the scrub to your feet generously and massage away, leaving your feet Starbucks smooth.
6 tbsp ground coffee
4 cup coconut oil
4 tbsp seasalt
3-6 drops of tea tree or lavender oil