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Six benefits of coffee scrubs

 Painless and rather soothing, coffee scrubs re-energizes and invigorates your skin (Shutterstock)

At this rate, you can never have too much coffee. Pun intended.

All you need is some elbow grease and scrub, scrub, scrub!

Not really.

A gentle exfoliator when applied directly to the skin, coffee scrubs are formulated to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using the finely ground particles.

Painless and rather soothing, it works practically the same way it does when you have a cup of coffee in the morning. It re-energizes and invigorates your skin.

Other than for your face and body, coffee scrubs are amazing too when it comes to exfoliating your lips for a smoother pout.

For best overall results, you should show your body some love by exfoliating about thrice a week.

On a clean face or body, wet your fingers and gently massage the scrub. Let it sit for about 10 minutes then rinse it off with warm water and moisturize.

To see what else this beauty product can do for you, read on

1.Improves blood circulation

Due to the caffeine which is a stimulant, continuous use of coffee scrubs improves circulation of blood in your body.

This eventually leaves you with glowing and much clear skin due to the antioxidants it comes packed with.

2.It reduces puffiness

Didn’t get much sleep last night? Apply some coffee scrub around your eyes to get rid of the tired-looking puffy eyes.

Due to increase in blood flow, the blood vessels become dilated and the liquid build-up under the eyes reduces.

The skin will tighten and the inflammation will start to go down because of other compounds found in coffee.

 Coffee scrubs are formulated to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin (Shutterstock)

3.It improves skin texture

Its diuretic properties dehydrate the body and fat cells on the skin surface begin to shrink and before you know it the appearance of cellulite has gone down significantly.

Also, by getting rid of the dead skin cells, you will notice your skin has become much smoother and feels softer.

4.Acne treatment

The chlorogenic acids coupled with the hydro cinnamic acid in the coffee protect your skin from developing other types of bacteria that cause inflammation once the pore becomes infected. This reduces redness and inflamed breakouts.

An effective acne buster, it unclogs the pores and gets rid of the dead skin cells and dirt. The end result is a refreshed and glowing skin.

5.Works as a sunscreen

Instead of drinking the coffee, you can choose to apply it directly to your face and body. It turns out that those women who drink more coffee have less age spots from sun exposure.

While it still requires more research to establish the correlation between coffee and UV rays, it is said to protect the skin from harmful sun rays because of the polyphenols, one of the many antioxidants coffee contains.

6.Natural hair dye

To cover up grey hair for those with brown or a darker hair color you can benefit from a coffee rinse. Make a paste with some water and a coffee scrub then apply on your hair directly.

Alternatively, you can brew a large cup of coffee then wash your hair with it and once it has cooled you can rinse it off.

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