These 3 DIY coffee face scrub recipes with natural ingredients will help reduce oily skin, moisturize dry skin, and restore glowing skin.
If you are a coffee lover you have a reason to smile because it has been scientifically proven that coffee has benefits for the health and the skin.
Since the caffeine in coffee has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants benefits applying it on the skin will have some kind of benefits, even if they are short-lived.
Besides any type of scrub, including the ones made with coffee grounds, leave the skin polished and smooth.
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Find out more about the benefits of coffee for the skin after the recipe.
3 Homemade Coffee Face Scrubs
A few things about making these face scrub recipes:
# The quantities on these recipes are for a single-use only. If you want to make a larger amount increase the ingredients proportionally.
# Although I have used non-brewed coffee if you are going to make a single-use you could use brewed coffee grounds.
# The reason for not using brewed coffee grounds for larger amounts is due to the water content in the grounds. The water will introduce moisture into the scrub, causing it to go bad sooner.
# If you make a bigger amount, keep it refrigerated in an airtight container and use within 3 days (except for No 3).
# Avoid placing your wet fingers inside the scrub, use instead a spoon or spatula to get the amount you need.
# Coffee grounds can clog your drains, so to prevent this, use a sink strainer like this one, for your bathtub or shower.
# If using the scrubs on the face, remember to be very gentle when rubbing it on the skin.
# Can I use them on the body too? Definitely, just remember to make a bigger amount.
1. DIY Coffee Face Scrub for Glowing Skin
There are many natural ingredients that can you can use to get a glowing complexion. This scrub uses a few of them.
- non-brewed fine coffee grounds (1 tsp)
- ground oats (1 tsp)
- fresh cream (1 tsp)
- almond oil (1 tsp)
- honey (1 tsp)
Combine coffee grounds with ground oats and mix well.
Add fresh cream, honey, and almond oil and mix thoroughly.
Very gently rub the mixture on the face and neck and rinse off with warm water.
I would recommend keeping this scrub refrigerated for a maximum of 3 days as it incorporates fresh cream. If you want to make a bigger amount substitute the fresh cream for a carrier oil such as jojoba, olive, or avocado.
2. Coffee Scrub-Mask Dry Skin
Ingredients you need:
- 1 teaspoon non-brewed fine coffee grounds
- sunflower seed oil (1 tsp)
- Greek yogurt (1 tsp)
- honey (1 tsp)
- 1 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional, but recommended)
Combine the coffee grounds with Greek yogurt, sunflower oil, and glycerin. Mix well.
Add honey and mix it again.
We need to achieve a mask-like consistency. If it is too runny add one or two teaspoons of ground oats. Add more if you need to.
To use it, apply over the face/neck and gently rub the skin. Leave for 15 minutes and wash it off with tepid water.
Keep it refrigerated for 3 days.
3. Coffee Scrub For Oily Skin
- non-brewed fine coffee grounds (1 tablespoon)
- granulated sugar or powdered sugar (3 tbsp)
- jojoba oil (1 tbsp)
- grapeseed oil (2 tbsp)
- 5 drops lavender or tea tree essential oil
- silicon molds like these ones (optional)
Please note that I have converted the granulated sugar into powdered sugar to achieve a softer texture and prevent it from being too harsh on the face.
How to make it:
For a quick scrub just combine the coffee grounds with sugar and mix.
Then, add the oils, making sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
Gently rub it on the face and neck. Rinse off with plenty of lukewarm water.
To make the scrub in the form of cubes, get some silicone molds and pour the mixture into the molds. Alternatively, you could use an ice cube tray.
Place them in the freezer for a few hours until they are set. Once set, unmold and they are ready to use.
They look nice enough to eat. But don’t! 😉
To use it, break one cube with your fingers and gently rub on the face and neck. It can also be used to exfoliate the hands.
Tip – If they are too soft after unmolding leave them longer in the freezer. You could also add more sugar to the mixture and place them back in the freezer.
How long will it last?
As long as you don’t introduce moisture into the scrub it can last for up to 3 months.
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6 Skin Care Benefits
If you are wondering if coffee scrub is good for your face here are 6 reasons to apply coffee on the skin.
1. Reduces inflammation
Coffee has anti-inflammatory properties that work great on the skin. Its caffeine content coupled with hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols helps those people suffering from inflamed breakouts. They bring some soothing effects to ease the pain.
2. Excellent exfoliator
Coffee can be great in exfoliation because of its coarse nature. The coffee granules help in sloughing away the dead skin cells, leaving the skin smoother and brighter. It can also increase blood flow and stimulate lymph drainage.
3. Minimizes dark circles
If you have some dark circles around the eyes then coffee might be of help. It increases blood circulation which helps in minimizing dark circles around the eyes.
4. Helps in reducing puffiness
Is your face puffier than usual? Maybe coffee can help.
When coffee is applied topically it can help eliminate puffiness and even swollen eyes. Coffee has methylxanthine which has diuretic effects that work on swollen tissues.
5. Effective in reducing pigmentation
If skin pigmentation and brown spots are bothering you try drinking coffee. This study revealed that consuming coffee could protect the skin from photo-aging and reduce hyper-pigmentation.
And, perhaps applying coffee on the skin will reduce their appearance too. Not sure, but there is no harm in trying.
6. Could help to reduce cellulite
The caffeine content in coffee could help in the reduction of cellulite because it helps in the dilation of blood vessels which boosts blood circulation.
What’s your preferred DIY coffee face scrub? Please, share your tips or questions.