Getting Rid Of Acne with a Coffee Scrub

It’s the summer season so no doubt you’ve been staying up later and as a consequence suffering the next morning. For those of us that require an extra wake-up kick, a delicious cup of coffee is often needed for those busy day. If you’ve been making your own brew and then throwing out the spent coffee grinds, think again as they can be reused for a DIY coffee scrub. A coffee scrub is a foolproof method for removing acne and improving your complexion. Even if you don’t feel comfortable rubbing your fresh coffee grinds onto your face after you’re done with breakfast, refined coffee scrubs are readily available. 

Coffee is rich in anti-oxidants and is a natural astringent meaning it is the ultimate anti-inflammatory agent. If you’ve ever woken up with a puffy face and are too scared to look in the mirror, coffee scrubs can help with that. The properties of coffee restrict blood vessels, which in turns reduces inflammation and swelling – the causes of the puffy look. Those that have non-hereditary dark circles under their eyes will also find these marks are reduced or even disappear once regularly applied.

Caffeine draws out excessive moisture from the skin, resulting in a face that looks smoother and feels firmer. The anti-oxidant properties of caffeine fight against the classic signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. It also acts as a natural exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and other impurities for a flawless finish.

Most importantly, coffee scrubs fight acne. Acne is caused when pores are blocked by oil, dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells. When this happens the skin develops pimples. If you’ve been through puberty, you would have had this happen before. 

To remove acne with a coffee scrub, first wash your face with water and pat dry. It is important you have a clean face to remove any excess oils or dirt that you might have. Once clean, rub the coffee scrub in small circular motions to help your skin better absorb it. If you suffer sensitive skin, it is advised to be very gentle during this process. Once complete, wash off. You can, however, use the scrub as a facial mask if you prefer.

Those with “bacne” (back acne) will find the coffee scrub works perfectly with too – ideal for those wanting to feel more comfortable this summer around the pool or beach. As with cleaning your face, the same principles apply. Therefore ensure your back is clean before rubbing on (or have a brave loved one help). After three to four days you will notice that the surrounding skin will be less red, and after persistent use over time, a general reduction in acne.

Cleaner and acne free skin doesn’t require an extensive care regime (or a costly one). With a coffee scrub you can prevent breakouts, exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, minimize pores, soften your skin, and best of all get rid of acne. Scrub away.



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