the benefits of exfoliating skin with a coffee scrub
Not just for your morning get up and go, adding a coffee body scrub to you weekly skincare recipe will leave your skin feeling pretty fricken amazing.
Scrubbing you body feels hella good at the time, but exfoliating with a coffee body scrub for a long time is even better. So just like those vitamins you dread taking every morning, stick with it, your skin will love-you-long-time for it.
What are the benefits of exfoliating skin?
Exfoliating your skin helps remove dead skin cells which can clog your pores, and make your skin look dry and dull.
What are the benefits of a coffee body scrub?
When you buff away those dead skin cells, smoother looking and feeling skin is instant. When body scrubs are paired with natural oils like coconut and grapeseed they also moisturise the skin so you will look and feel soft and smooth all year round.
This is a long-term commitment you need stick around for. And trust me, if you commit, you'll be showered in love and affection. Using an exfoliating coffee body scrub regularly in the long term will give you brighter, smoother skin with a more balanced skin tone. It will help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, scars, and stretch marks.
Body exfoliation, especially with a coffee scrub helps get your blood flowing, and by removing those dead skin cells your other products have a chance to sink deep into the skin, reaping all the benefits.
Still not convinced?
Here are some of the benefits of getting dirty and exfoliating with your coffee body scrub.
1. Cellulite be gone!
Coffee is packed with antioxidants known to increase collagen production promoting firm, healthy-looking skin. The caffeine draws out excess moisture from the skin and plumps it up helping cellulite becomes less and less noticeable.
2. Brightens skin
Coffee is considered a mechanical exfoliate, meaning it scrubs away dead skin to reveal the new, healthy skin underneath, whereas chemical exfoliates remove skin cells with enzymes or acidic properties. Exfoliating with coffee improves circulation, leaving you with smooth, glow-tastic skin.
A gentle coffee scrub may help decrease the appearance of sunspots, fine lines and redness. Antioxidant-rich coffee may actually slow down the ageing process caused by DNA damage. Coffee contains the same antioxidant properties as berries, tea, chocolate and wine which have been shown to help slow down telomere shortening (the chromosomes in our bodies which keep us young!)
3. Increases blood flow
The caffeine found in coffee body scrubs typically increases blood flow. An increase in blood flow and circulation to areas of your body helps promote cell growth and organ function. Healthy skin is better able to fight off bacteria and infection that it may come in contact and may even reduce the appearance of cellulite and give your skin a more even tone.
4. Dark Spots...pffft!
Coffee may even prove to help lift stubborn dark spots on the skin. This is because the caffeine content in coffee is thought to help dilate blood vessels that contribute to dark spots in the first place! The caffeine promotes healthy circulation which in turn, decreases inflammation and puffiness.
5. Kick acne to the curb
In the case of a wound or frequent skin infections, the regular use of coffee could help combat problems from harmful bacteria. The CGAs (Chlorogenic Acids) found in the humble bean have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In lab experiments, chlorogenic acids demonstrate potent antioxidant effects, meaning they neutralise chemicals that can potentially damage your body tissues. Combine this with the natural exfoliation of coffee grounds and all these benefits can collectively fight acne.
6. Exfoliating feels AH-MAZING
The best skin care routine has exfoliation. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells making room for fresh new cells to take their place. You’ll feel smoother and have a more even look to the skin. Due to its slightly coarse nature, coffee makes an excellent exfoliator. These granules help remove dead skin cells and, it has been said to help stimulate lymph drainage and increase blood flow. Both of these are beneficial when it comes to achieving glowing skin as well as for removing toxins.
Create a nourishing ritual or skin routine whilst showering. Use this as a moment to slow down and create some ‘You’ time. After exfoliating on a regular basis, you will notice your skin feeling softer and absorbing moisture more effectively. You’ll feel and smell great and be ready to tackle the world head on!
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