Did you know that coffee grounds have amazing benefits for you skin?
You wouldn’t want to rub this morning’s leftover dry coffee grounds on your skin (ouch!), but when you combine quality coffee grounds with other natural ingredients to create a coffee scrub, the benefits for your skin are immediately noticeable.
Coffee scrub has several benefits that include: exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, temporary reduction of cellulite, improved circulation, reduced eye puffiness, and smooth skin.
Coffee scrub usually has two main ingredients that, when combined, create the ultimate exfoliator:
- coffee grounds
HowSmooth uses brown sugar because it contains natural minerals and acids that fight off nasty bacteria and are beneficial for your skin.
By applying to the skin in a gentle circular motion, coffee scrub exfoliates the skin, removing your dry, dead skin, to reveal new, healthy-looking skin underneath.
Caffeine Benefits For Skin
Aside from the amazing exfoliation that coffee scrub provides, it also has another secret weapon for your skin: caffeine.
Caffeine is a compound that is found abundantly in tea and coffee plants around the world. Technically a psychoactive drug, caffeine has become the world’s most popular stimulant because it works so effectively.
While we all know the benefits that caffeine has on the mind and body when we drink a cup of coffee, the lesser known benefits are the effects it has when we apply it to our skin.
Caffeine helps tighten the skin, which can help reduce cellulite. When applied under and around the eyes, it can minimize the appearance of puffy eyes because caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It can also help treat non-hereditary dark circles under the eyes.
Caffeine is also loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines.
Not All Coffee Scrubs Are Created Equal
The caffeine content of the coffee scrub is also an important factor.
Some coffee scrubs will use brewed coffee grounds, which means much of the caffeine content is depleted when the grounds are repurposed into a coffee scrub.
So how is HowSmooth different?
At HowSmooth, our Slimming Body Polish uses premium ground espresso coffee powder in our coffee scrub since caffeine is so beneficial when applied directly to the skin.
Also, our Café Latte Exfoliating Body Soap is a unique 2-in-1 coffee scrubs and body soap specially created for our customers who don’t like to spend too long in the shower. It’s fast and convenient- you can scrub and cleanse and the same time.