Today’s trend: Coffee scrubs
For most of us, a morning routine just isn’t complete without a hot cup of coffee.
But have you ever thought about how you may be able to incorporate your favourite brew into your bathroom regime? A whole range of beauty brands are now using coffee in a variety of skincare products, with grounds now cropping up in a variety of effective exfoliators.
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub is one of the first products to garner attention within beauty blogging circles, with the formula packaged to look exactly like a bag of freshly roasted beans.
Natural and vegan, this exfoliator contains roasted and ground Robusta coffee, as well as cold pressed sweet almond oil, vitamin E and sea salt. For best results use twice a week, massaging especially into lumps and bumps that need a little love, before washing off.
Not content with simply embracing coffee’s addictive scent, Bean Body is now offering up a range of scrubs with fruity fragrances added to the formulas. Bean Body Coffee Scrub in Mandarin smells good enough to eat, as does the Manuka honey version.
After jumping in the shower, grab a large handful of the scrub in circular massage motions, focusing on problem areas. Leave to dry for five minutes and finish with a rinse – your skin should feel smoother after one session.
And on those mornings when you’ve hit the snooze button more than once, reach for Beverley to 5th Peppermint Coffee Scrub. This product contains invigorating peppermint extract and is designed to slough away dead skin, while simultaneously moisturising and helping with stretch marks and cellulite. Though as with any new skincare item, it’s always best to patch test in a small thigh area at least four to six hours before usage.
Got some leftover coffee grounds? Don’t throw them in the trash! Mix around half a cup of grounds with the same amount of coconut palm sugar and quarter of a cup of melted coconut oil, and voila – your own homemade version!