Skincare products you can make at home using coffee
By Carla Snuggs
It’s no secret that I am a coffee fiend and lately I’ve been doing more than just drinking it. Recently, I’ve learned about the benefits of using ground coffee in my skincare products and I am delighted to share that info with you along with 4 easy coffee-infused skincare recipes straight from 4 skincare experts!
Here is Dr. Jaliman’s recipe for a coffee mask:
DIY Coffee Mask
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- 4 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee
Directions: Combine ingredients, then apply to your face in a circular motion with warm water then leave on for 15 minutes take off with a warm washcloth
Skin Authority shares the following DIY Coffee Salt Scrub that can be used as a gift:
DIY Coffee Salt Scrub
- 1 cup ground coffee or Skin Authority Coffee Almond Scrub
- 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
- 1/3 cup oil of your choice (coconut oil works nicely)
- For added scent, a few drops of extract (such as vanilla or almond) or your favorite essential oil (we love jasmine and bergamot)
Directions: For added scent, a few drops of extract (such as vanilla or almond) or your favorite essential oil Grind your coffee beans, or use ground coffee, or the Coffee Almond Scrub. Put into a bowl, add salt and stir together. Add the oil and extract, stir. Store in an airtight container. This scrub helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite. This scrub can be placed in jars with some ribbon and a label and be given as holiday gifts.
Firming Coffee Facial Treatment
Hollywood's beauty, nutraceutical expert, and best-selling author, including his recent "Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous", Scott-Vincent Borba, shares the following treatment to help firm and tighten sagging facial skin:
- Hot towel
- 1 Cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Cup buttermilk
- Tsp. freshly brewed coffee grounds
- 5 Vitamin E tocotrienol capsules
- 1 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
Directions: Blend all of the ingredients together and slather on your face. Cover with a moist, hot towel until it cools. Then rinse. Be sure to take the tocotrienol capsules by mouth daily too. They contain powerful antioxidants sourced from Malaysian palm fruit oil which have a number of health benefits including potentially delaying the aging of skin cells.
Next up is a coffee body scrub by Licensed Celebrity Medical Aesthetician and Beauty and Skincare Expert Kelley West. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Kelley has had the privilege of working with some of the world’s top plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauty brands! This coffee body scrub will help tighten and treat cellulite
Coffee Body Scrub
- 1 cup of coarse ground coffee
- 1⁄2 cup turbinado raw sugar
- 1⁄4 tbsp olive oil
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Take a warm bath or shower for 5-10 minutes. This will help to open your pores and warm the skin. Then, apply mixture to legs, arms and stomach in large circular motions while pressing on skin for up to 5 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
What is your favorite coffee skincare recipe or skincare product? Leave your comments below!