Not just for your morning get up and go, adding a coffee body scrub to you weekly skincare recipe will leave your skin feeling pretty fricken amazing. So with Summer slowly turning into Autumn, now is the time to jump in the shower and give your butt naked skin self some serious lovin’ and attention.
Here are the six most epically awesome benefits of getting down, dirty and body scrubbing...
Antioxidants protect your skin from free radicals — an oxygen molecule in our environment that can cause damage to your DNA and cells that keep our skin healthy. Whilst it energises your body after you drink it, thanks to the antioxidants in the coffee bean, it has a calming effect when applied topically, reducing redness and puffiness.
A gentle coffee scrub may help decrease the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and redness. Antioxidant-rich coffee may actually slow down the aging process caused by DNA damage. Coffee contains the same antioxidant properties as berries, tea, chocolate and wine which have been shown to help slow down telomere shortening (the chromosomes in our bodies which keep us young!)
The caffeine found in coffee body scrubs typically increases blood flow. An increase in blood flow and circulation to areas of your body helps promote cell growth and organ function. Healthy skin is better able to fight off bacteria and infection that it may come in contact and may even reduce the appearance of cellulite and give your skin a more even tone.
Coffee may even prove to help lift stubborn dark spots on the skin. This is because the caffeine content in coffee is thought to help dilate blood vessels that contribute to dark spots in the first place! The caffeine promotes healthy circulation which in turn, decreases inflammation and puffiness.