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9.29.2014

3 WAYS TO ADD COFFEE TO YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN

Brains of the Outfit

Happy National Coffee Day! I've never been more excited about a first world observance than I am right now. Tons of my favorite coffee stop throughs are offering discounted, if not completely free, cups of coffee to celebrate. . . which is awesome! But today, I want to also want to hip you to a few of the health and beauty benefits of coffee. 

My good friend Elizabeth Adams is a Dermalogica Expert and one of the fab estheticians over at my fave Atlanta day spa, The Posh Spot, and she recently shared with me some ways to incorporate coffee into my daily beauty regimen!

(1.) Use as a Facial Mask -- According to Elizabeth, "when applied topically, caffeine from coffee grounds can reduce puffiness, redness and inflammation." 

(2.) Coffee Grounds can Alleviate Tired Eyes -- Again, caffeine is an all-natural agent for reducing puffiness and inflammation. Add a few grounds to your facial mask to cover up any signs of tired, weary eyes!

(3.) Slough Off Cellulite -- You can never have too many suggestions for getting rid of unsightly cellulite. Adding finely ground coffee beans to your body scrubs or favorite body lotions can help reduce the appearance of cellulite over time!

So there you have it, ladies! I'm definitely going to add a few coffee grounds to one of my homemade coconut oil scrubs. I can just smell the goodness now! 

Do you currently use coffee grounds in any of your beauty products/regimens? Let me know by leaving a comment below!



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2 comments on "3 WAYS TO ADD COFFEE TO YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN"
  1. Does guzzling down coffee to keep me awake behind the wheel count as a beauty regimen --- in that it keeps me alive?! ;)


    I highly doubt I'd be able to make a body scrub, so could you point me to one that would have coffee grounds in it..or maybe share a "recipe" you use to make it yourself? :)

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  2. I'm definitely giving out points for the life saving benefits coffee provides for you!


    Body scrubs are E A S Y. I'll share with you a recipe that involves lots of yummy oils and sugar in the raw. Perfect for sloughing off every inch of dry skin!

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