Mix 1/2 cup ground organic coffee beans , 1/2 cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup unsweetened whole milk, 1 tbsp lemon juice (for dry skin, try olive or almond oil) and 1 tbsp honey to make a thick paste. Apply to skin and wash off after 20 min. For extra exfoliation, apply in circular motions for a quick scrub (1-2 minutes), allow it to dry on face and wash.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
The caffeine in the coffee is known to have good skin benefits such as reducing redness and combating inflammation. Coffee can be used to brighten up dull skin when applied as a face mask, and is ideal for any skin type.
Coffee Face Mask for Clear Skin
-1/2 Cup ground organic coffee beans
-1/2 Cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 Cup of unsweetened whole milk (you can also substitute it with unsweetened almond milk)
-1 Tbsp of lemon juice (for dry skin, try olive or almond oil)
-1 Tbsp of honey (for extra oily or acne prone skin, use additional lemon juice here instead of honey)
-Mix the finely ground coffee beans with the cocoa powder in a bowl.
-Add in the milk and stir until it creates a paste. For a thicker paste, use less milk.
-Add in lemon juice and honey.
-Apply to skin and let dry (up to 20 minutes).
-Wash off and store any extras in the fridge for up to 3 days.
-For extra exfoliation, apply in circular motions for a quick scrub (1-2 minutes), and then allow it to dry.
Coffee Face Scrub
Homemade coffee scrub not only exfoliates your skin but also prevents dryness.
-1/2 cup ground organic coffee
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup olive oil
-Mix the above ingredients, make a paste and apply it on your face.
-Wait for some time and massage the scrub on your face with gentle circular motions.
-Wash off with water and follow up with a moisturizer.
Beauty Benefits Of Coffee
-Coffee loads your skin with antioxidants.
-Coffee contains caffeine that defends your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays and helps in fighting skin damage.
-It has anti-aging properties to maintain the elasticity of skin.
-It helps in imparting youthful and smooth skin.
-Coffee is great for cellulite reduction.
To access the caffeine, the coffee must be activated by water first. The scrub recipe will exfoliate nicely but you won't get the benefits of the caffeine, Cover the grounds in water for 20 mins beforehand to extract the caffeine (though it will spoil within a few days this way).