Updated: Nov 20
Millions of people start their day with a cup of coffee. Caffeine helps them jump start their day like no other beverage. Research has also linked coffee with liver health, a decreased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and a mild anti-depressant. What many people don't realize is that coffee is also a natural deep skin exfoliate that keeps your complexion looking great. Exfoliation is the process of removing residual dirt and dead skin to give way to new skin, thereby giving your skin a younger look
Recently, I seem to be inexplicably intrigued by coffee. I don’t drink coffee. I can’t. I’ve tried. It makes me jittery. But I love the way it smells… the way it looks… I love exploring different coffee shops, too. So when I came across the idea of creating a body scrub using ground coffee, you know I was all in.
WHAT DOES COFFEE SCRUB REALLY DO?
Coffee scrub has gained popularity recently, and it’s always hard to tell a fad from fabulous or flop before you’re able to try it yourself. Rest assured, we’ve done the research for you and are here to let you know some of the things you can expect from rubbing yourself down with those delightfully messy coffee grounds.
COFFEE SCRUB BALANCES YOUR SKIN
Because caffeine is the same pH level as your skin, it won’t leave your skin dry or oily. Combined with the shea butter and jojoba oil Goddess by Lola Body Scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. The antioxidants in caffeine targets free-radicals, which are molecules that result in skin imperfections when damaged. Using coffee scrubs can reverse these pesky imperfections, restore your skin and give you a refreshed look. It’s the perfect natural solution to tired or worn-out skin. The antioxidants in coffee can produce collagen, too!
A NATURAL EXFOLIANT
Ground coffee is naturally gritty, making it a perfect exfoliant. Have you heard what a bad rap microbeads have been getting lately? Well, it’s rightfully so! Those tiny little beads don’t break down and cause massive pollution to our rivers and oceans. When you use a coffee scrub like Goddess by Lola Body Scrub, you are using non-harmful ingredients that break down naturally.
The coffee-infused granules buff your skin, removing dead skin cells and then revitalizing it with coconut oil. Coffee is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties so when used regularly it will help reduce inflammation, remove any dead skin and unclog those pores.
STIMULATING CAFFEINE BLASTS CELLULITE
The caffeine in the Goddess By Lola Body Scrub stimulates the skin and reduces the appearance of that dreaded cellulite. Because caffeine stimulates dilation, scrubbing in circular motions across any problem areas tightens and plumps up the skin. This increases circulation, making any imperfections less obvious.
These stimulating, fat-dehydrating effects last for a good few hours, so scrub up regularly to keep feeling smooth and cellulite-free. Using coffee on your skin instead of drinking it can do wonders for your skin. This is because the steam from your shower opens your pores and allows the caffeine to be absorbed into your hair follicles.