Monday, March 16, 2015

Daytime Inspiration: Coffee Face Scrub

My newest beauty regime includes something a little less conventional. Not the typical drugstore beauty product, but something a little more shall I say, homemade. 
Many of you know me as the not so much DIY-er but the - if I can put it in the microwave versus oven, then sign me up - type of girl. I do love sifting through Pinterest looking for what others have created on their own, but most of the time I say oh thats nice and retreat to pinning a pair of Louboutins to my Shoe Porn board. 

I did decide to step out of my box and do something creative, making me feel very domestic. I made a coffee face scrub. 
An alluring and tasty, even though you are not suppose to eat it because that defeats the purpose, but a face scrub that smells good and makes your skin feel so amazing. 

(makes enough for 4)
1 tbsp coffee grounds (you can use fresh coffee grounds or ones already brewed, up to you)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed, none of that packaged shit)

Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl, if it is too solid then add a little more lemon juice (the acidy is great to balance out the natural face acidy that is stripped from conventional face washes). Dip your hands in and lather all over your body or just on your face. Make sure to rub it in gently as you do not want to scratch your skin too much, just a gentle exfoliation. Let sit for 10 minutes or so (read a book, make dinner, watch tv or scroll your twitter feed). Then rinse off and lightly dry off with a soft towel. Voila! You have skin as soft as a baby's bottom. 

This is great for the whole body as it gently exfoliates, works well on the back of arms, your legs, even on your bum! I love it on my face because how much wear and tear I put it through, all the sweat from yoga and my nasty mat has caused me to break out on my forehead a little bit and this has drastically helped those little bumps go away in just two scrubs!
I recommend doing this once or twice a week. 

You can find many alternatives on sites like Pinterest, ones that use olive or coconut oil, or cinnamon, this is what I had in my pantry at the time so I had to make do. 

Remember, it is face wash, not a tasty dessert!

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