We all love drip, pressed and pour over coffee for our daily jolt. However, what you might not know is that you can use those coffee grounds for upgrading your beauty routine. That’s right! Coffee is a healthy, natural ingredient that you can use for rejuvenating skin, enhancing hair, and so much more, according to Owly Choice. Since you probably already have coffee in your pantry, try our 5 ways to use coffee for beauty routines and self-care projects…
1. An Excellent Exfoliate
Have some leftover coffee grounds that you want to recycle in some useful way? You can get some more use after drinking by making an exfoliating scrub out of them. Coffee grounds are a gentle yet amazing exfoliate that are suitable for both dull and dry skin. Simply mix up some used grounds with a bit of coconut oil and a couple of drops of vanilla essence for a lovely fragrance.
You can use the scrub on your hands, legs, and just about any area of the body. It’ll result in softer and smoother skin in no time!
Coffee grounds with a mashed banana also works for exfoliating your tired feet. Try out this coffee foot scrub instead of getting a pedicure next time and see the difference.
2. Soothing Puffiness
Puffiness under the eyes is an unfortunate aging factor that almost everyone experiences over time. The good news is that coffee can revitalize both our minds as well as that delicate skin under our eyes.
If you’ve noticed some stubborn eye bags recently, take some cooled coffee grounds and apply them right on the affected area. Leave them there for about twenty minutes, and then, wipe or wash them off.
3. Enhancing Hair Color
If you have dark hair or use a dark-colored dye, a coffee rinse might be just what you need for a stronger color. Make a couple of strong cups of black coffee—you can even use leftover grounds to minimize waste. Allow the liquid to cool and then pour it all over your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap and rinse after about an hour. Make sure you use cool water for the rinsing.
4. Smoothing Wrinkles
Those crow’s feet and laugh lines might seem inevitable. But you can stave them off a bit by using a coffee solution for your regular face massage. Blend coffee grounds and water in a 2:1 ratio and add some drops of tea tree essential oil. Mix it all up and use the solution to massage the face using circular motions. Rinse off the residue and feel revitalized!
5. A Face Mask
Your at-home spa day could be budget-friendly and have a delicious smell when you utilize coffee in your face mask. This will not just smell amazing but also brighten up the complexion and soften the skin. All you have to do is mix up some honey (around one tablespoon), yogurt (three tablespoons), cocoa powder (two tablespoons), and coffee grounds (two tablespoons). The cocoa will also give a yummy, chocolatey smell to the whole experience.
After blending or properly mixing these ingredients, apply the resulting concoction on your face. Leave it to dry. This will take about fifteen minutes. Wash your face thoroughly and enjoy the fresh feeling!
The coffee-based beauty routine methods above are not just fun and easy to follow but they’ll also show amazing results if you do them right. Make sure you conduct a patch test beforehand, though; one never knows what might trigger an adverse reaction in the skin. You can even play around and make your own concoctions.
Comment below on which one you’ll try!