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4 Crazy Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds: Skin Care

Ahhh, coffee.  Most of us enjoy this hot beverage during the colder months (yet some of us still can’t get enough of it in the summer either!).  But if you’re not into drinking piping hot coffee when it’s so darn humid out, you can always try our iced tea, iced coffees, iced mochas and more…or you can use coffee for your skin!

In the past, we briefly talked about different uses for old coffee grounds.  But there is more where that came from!  Since one can only drink so much Never Summer Blend, we figured now is the perfect time to cannon ball in and talk about one of the most unique uses of coffee–as a skin care!

Here are 4 crazy ways you can reuse coffee grounds and improve your complexion:

1.     Facial scrub

In the summertime, skin care is essential; everyone is in search of that beautiful healthy glow.  And let’s face it–you can’t get that glow with a layer of dead skin sitting on top. Everyone can use some exfoliating every once in a while (even guys!).

You can make your own facial scrub at home out of coffee! It’s simple: Just add some freshly used coffee grounds to your facial cleanser and exfoliate away. If you don’t use a cleanser, you can always just exfoliate with just grounds and a little water.

2.     Eye de-puffer

It’s summer, so we won’t judge if you drink a few too many Dizzy Three cocktails at night. But the next time you wake up with puffy eyes from a little too much fun, cold coffee grounds will do the trick. Wrap cold, used coffee grounds in a wet paper towel and place directly on the puffy parts for about 20 minutes.  You’ll feel better in no time!

3.    Body oil

A combination of coffee and olive oil could work better than any $50.00 cream can! Mix some used caffeinated grounds with olive oil and apply to the skin. Once it dries, just rub the grounds off and you’re free to go (careful not to do it in the shower though as grounds can clog the drain!). This works because when caffeine is absorbed into the skin, it acts as a tightening agent.

4.    Soap

The people of Brazil have long known the benefits of coffee as skin care, now it’s your turn.  Coffee in soap acts as a natural deodorizer.  Plus it exfoliates, leaving you with smooth, odor-free skin! 

Coffee has long been the most versatile ingredient in your house, and you didn’t even know it, did you? Although we cannot blame you for only using coffee as your favorite beverage, it wouldn’t hurt to experiment with coffee in other ways!

Do you have other uses for coffee that we didn’t mention? We want to hear from you! Tweet us or Facebook us with your crazy coffee uses and we may feature them in our blog!

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