But First, Coffee

Lately, I’ve been really into coffee scrubs. While it could be a DIY project that I could try at home, I’m just not one for DIY projects. Call it instant gratification. Warmer weather will soon be upon us (although you would never know it based on the weather that we’re having here in the northeast) we’ll all be showing a little more skin and you’re going to want it to be smooth and glowing. This is where coffee scrubs come in. Before I share my favorites let’s talk about the benefits of incorporating a coffee scrub as part of your routine.

For starters, using a coffee scrub will result in improved skin texture. Because the coffee grounds are a mechanical exfoliate as supposed to a chemical exfoliate, it can be used to scrub dead skin to reveal healthy, new skin. The caffeine from coffee grounds helps to tighten skin, thus temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. In addition to that, coffee is also loaded with antioxidants which can help stave off premature aging like wrinkles, sunspots and fine lines. As with any exfoliant, it’s also best not to overdue it. It’s recommended that this type of mechanical exfoliant is used no more than twice a week.

Currently, I’ve been using Shea Moisture’s Coconut Oil Coffee Scrub and I am in love with it. After a bath or shower, I use a couple of scoops and gently scrub my body. I’m telling you it results in smooth skin instantly. For added glow I follow up with Gold Bond’s Radiance Renewal Cream Oil (which I highly recommend if you suffer from parched skin). If you’re looking for even more glow mix with one of Shea Moisture’s Bath, Body & Massage oils. I use a couple of drops with my lotion and my skin is hydrated and glows all day.

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My other recommendations for coffee scrubs are Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub and Babe Body Scrub No. 2. For skin glowing lotions and body creams I also recommend Soap & Glory’s Righteous Body Butter Lotion and Say Hello to Sexy Legs Glow Butter.

Stay lit!

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