Coffee + Cocoa Face Scrub10:31 AM
I mentioned in a previous post that I have been working on making cleaning products and beauty treatments at home, so I thought I would share a really simple one today. I found a lot of recipes based off of used coffee grounds, and since I am a coffee fiend, I figured I would give it a shot. I posted the mix on Instagram, and my friend Dave suggested I try adding cocoa and sugar to the mix. I don't know how it is possible, but we ran out of sugar, so I left it at coffee grounds and cocoa.
1 tablespoon coffee grounds
1 tablespoon cocoa (unsweetened)
1 tablespoon water or oil, such as cold-pressed coconut oil, olive oil, etc.
I tried this with both finely ground, and coarse grounds, and I would strongly recommend the finer grounds. You can add more or less water/oil depending on your thickness preference. I just used water, because I used argan oil as a moisturiser after, but you can skip adding a moisturizer if you mix oil in. I also obviously used way more than a tablespoon in that picture because I was sharing it with Kyle. I could not get him to let me document it though. Sadness.
Next: Make a stupid face!
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together, and let it sit on your face for a few minutes. I recommend putting a fine strainer over your sink when you rinse, because clogged sinks are bad news bears.
Why this mix? Well, I wanted to try something that I had around the house, plus it called for used coffee grounds, so there is plenty of that around. Coffee and cocoa are a good combination because they reduce puffiness in the face and eye area, brighten skin, and wake up your complexion, because COFFEE.
My skin isn't perfect, but it felt pretty amazeballs after using this mask, which I have been doing 3x per week. AND, I totally decided to document this after a night of drinking with friends, so my face was at its puffiest. GO ME. Anywho, when Kyle first saw me doing this, he said that I had taken my love for coffee a bit far. Then of course he went and tried it too and liked it so WHATEVER KYLE.
I will probably some other DIY face scrubs in the future, so stay tuned! ...or whatever.