Friday, January 27, 2012

Coffee Grounds as an Exfoliator

I'm always up for trying more natural remedies on my skin especially fruits, vegetables, and others.  I remember reading somewhere one time to rub coffee grounds on your body because the caffeine helps to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.  I can't really say whether or not it helped me in that department (I feel like it's a lost cause anyway).  Instead, I decided to try them on my face and I ended up loving this inexpensive alternative. 

-Carefully take the grounds out of the coffee machine after you've had your coffee and the grounds have since cooled down.  Then put them in any bowl with the filter still holding them.  I find that it's less messy this way.

-When you're ready to use them, scoop the grounds out with your fingers in small amounts and pat them onto the skin.  You do NOT need a lot, especially for the face, a little really goes a long way.
-If using a sink only, keep your head directly over it because the grounds will have liquid coffee dripping from them and you don't want to stain anything.  In the shower, it doesnt really matter what you do, but it can be annoying to get the grounds down the drain.  Also in the shower, go ahead and use the rest on your legs or where ever you feel you need to.
-Once on the skin, rub in a circular motion gently because the grounds are semi-rough and you don't want to damage any layers.  Avoid your delicate eye area, it won't sting, but I think it's much too rough to risk getting that close.
-Rinse with warm water and then pat your face dry.  Kind of splash or pour water on your face so the grounds slide off easily.

-Your skin should be left feeling hyrdated and plump and soft.
-I feel like it's some kind of miracle haha and really seems effective at exfoliating.
-This has never resulted in a break out.
-It really sets up your skin for a smooth foundation application.

Let me know if you try this and how you like it!

Hehehe, this makes me laugh every time I see it.

So innocent....NOT!


G A B Y said...

I looooooooove this, it works so well!

She Likes To Pretend said...

@G A B Y: I'm so glad you tried it and love it. Yay!