Coffee grounds have a wide range of uses in the garden. Once dry, it can be incorporated into the soil of various plants, providing additional nutrients and protection from pests and weeds. Coffee grounds must always be used sparingly, so active coffee drinkers often have a lot left over. Although dry coffee grounds can be stored in airtight containers for several months, new ones are constantly being created. But just because you can’t use it right away doesn’t mean you have to throw away the excess! Coffee grounds can not only be used in the garden, but also for your own well-being. You can use it to prepare nourishing scrubs and masks in no time at all, which give your skin a smooth and soft feeling. The best part is that they work well on your face, lips and neck as well as the rest of your body. In today’s article, we want to give you a few recipe ideas for glowing skin using coffee grounds.
Even used coffee grounds still contain numerous active ingredients
DIY scrub with coffee grounds for glowing skin
Finely ground coffee and thus coffee grounds can be an excellent ingredient for a homemade scrub. Through gentle and circular scrubbing, it removes dead cells on the skin’s surface, unclogs pores, reduces acne and reveals fresh, radiant and healthy skin underneath. In addition, coffee grounds scrubs have been shown to tighten cellulite and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
Unlike many products on the market, the recipes below do not contain parabens, silicones, sulfates, artificial colors and flavors, or other chemicals that provide no health benefits. If you wish, you can also use products in your scrubs and masks that also do not contain any animal products. Eggs and milk, while proven to be very beneficial for the skin, would not be well suited to a vegan lifestyle.
It is best to exfoliate directly while showering
Here are some of our favorite scrub recipes:
- For oily, acne-prone skin: 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part bentonite clay, 1 part yogurt (or a vegan alternative)
- For dry and scaly skin: 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part yogurt (or a vegan alternative), a few drops of a natural extra virgin oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.)
- For dark circles under the eyes: 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part mashed cucumber, a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, a few drops of your choice of oil
- Exfoliating lip peeling for chapped lips: 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part honey (or a vegan alternative), a few drops of your choice of oil
Mix the necessary ingredients of your chosen scrub well in a bowl and then apply the mixture to the skin in gentle, circular motions. Leave the peeling on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with water. You can use these scrubs once or twice a week.
Dry hands in autumn and winter? Coffee grounds come to your rescue!
Scrub with coffee grounds, brown sugar and olive oil
DIY coffee grounds masks for glowing skin
Masks are generally better for people with sensitive skin who don’t benefit from exfoliation. You simply mix the necessary ingredients, apply the paste to the preferred area of the skin and leave it on longer than the peelings. While the respective ingredients unfold their full effect, you should use the time to relax and reduce stress. Meditate, read that book you’ve been wanting to read, listen to your favorite music, light up an incense stick or essential oils. It is important to find time each week for yourself and your personal needs, desires and hobbies. This is the best way to counteract the negative effects of everyday stress.
Use the waiting time to relax and have fun
With prolonged use on the skin, coffee grounds have a few additional benefits:
- Better blood flow: Caffeine and other compounds in coffee, such as B. various chlorogenic acids, improve blood circulation. This naturally helps the skin to reduce swelling faster, tighten the skin and reduce inflammation.
- UV protection: Coffee contains polyphenols that protect the skin from UV rays. Studies have shown that regular consumption of coffee leads to fewer UV-induced age spots on the skin. The same applies to coffee skin masks. Of course, coffee itself doesn’t offer as much protection as specially formulated UV protection products. Masks containing coffee grounds should not be used as a substitute for these products.
- Rich source of niacin: Coffee is an excellent source of vitamin B3, which fights free radicals, moisturizes and brightens the skin and improves its elasticity.
- anti acne: Coffee has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that work together to fight acne.
Coffee grounds smell very pleasant and therefore do not necessarily require the addition of essential oils
The black drink offers scientifically proven skin benefits
Here are our favorite coffee grounds skin masks:
- Classic coffee skin mask: 2 parts coffee grounds, 1 part honey, a few drops of rose water
- Anti-aging autumn skin mask: 2 parts pureed cooked pumpkin, 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part honey, pinch of cinnamon
- Mask for every skin type: 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part pure, natural aloe vera gel
- Cleopatra skin mask: 1 part coffee grounds, 1 part coconut milk, 1 part honey, a few drops of rose water, a few drops of your choice of oil
As already mentioned, simply mix the required ingredients in the required amount in a bowl. Of course, the amounts depend on whether you want to apply the mask only to your face or to larger areas of skin. Gently massage the mixture onto your skin and then leave it on for at least 40-60 minutes. Finally, gently wash them off with warm water. You can easily use these masks up to 3 times a week.
Many beauty and massage parlors use coffee grounds masks and scrubs
Which glowing skin mask or scrub with coffee grounds will you try first? They all bring different benefits for different skin types and skin problems. However, if you want smooth skin like that of Hollywood stars, then such procedures should be part of your weekly skin care routine.
Coffee grounds can also be used directly, without other additives
Scrub with coffee grounds, oatmeal and honey
This mask smells of autumn and pumpkin spice