The Reboot asks for some tall orders, the tallest order for some (venti if you will) is abstaining from coffee (here’s more info on why caffeine is a no-no during the Reboot). Many Rebooters enter into a Reboot heartbroken about their breakup with coffee, only to realize a week or so later that they have more energy than ever before once they kicked their caffeine habit! Quickly the concern transforms from what will I do without coffee, to what will I do with all this extra coffee?!
Enter, the Miracle Coffee Scrub!
Coffee contains caffeine that when ingested requires our liver to do extra work to break down its complex structure. But when that coffee is applied topically to our skin, a whole new benefit is bestowed!
Skincare Benefits of Coffee & Caffeine
Coffee contains a high level of antioxidants which help to protect skin and can prevent signs of premature aging. The caffeine in coffee works to constrict blood vessels, which helps to reduce inflammation, redness and puffiness. Using ground coffee creates a gentle exfoliant that helps to remove dry skin and can even temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Some research even suggests that caffeine helps to repair and may even prevent sun damage; however, this finding is not fully supported – so don’t swap out your sunscreen for coffee quite yet!
Miracle Coffee Scrub
- 1 cup ground coffee
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with hands until thoroughly combined.
- Apply the scrub to damp skin, can be used on body and gently applied to face avoiding the eye area. Gently rub into skin using circular motions. Let stand on skin for 3-5 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
- Enjoy your silky smooth, youthful glow!
For more healthy skincare recipes, see our Edible Skincare.