Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY : Coffee Scrub

I've seen this being featured in a local morning show here in Manila. They even have a model/host guest who shared this piece of "vanity" for women and men alike. She does this during weekends since that's the only time that she has a lot of time to spare to do this and I agree with her. Weekend is the perfect time to pamper and prettify yourself.

No need to go to a luxury spa just to enjoy a relaxing coffee scrub. Coffee is known for its anti-oxidant properties. Aside from that, it lessens the appearance of cellulite in your skin! Amazing! That very reason alone made me decide to make my own coffee scrub.

* coffee grounds (you can get this for free in coffee shops) - initially I always get a bag of this coffee grounds as a fertilizer for our plants but now, I have another reason to maximize its worth.

* virgin coconut oil - obviously it will hurt in your skin if you will just scrub away the coffee grounds. You will need this to mix it with coffee for moisturizing your skin.I bought one in Mercury Drug Store for Php 250+.

Just mix the VCO and coffee grounds.Plain and simple. You just have to estimate the amount of coffee grounds and oil that you will need for your body scrub. You will be surprise how a small amount can go a long way.

All you have to do is scrub the mixture into your body and leave it for 5 minutes. If it's more than 5 minutes, you may find yourself rinsing furiously to remove the coffee stain which is a bit challenging.

I normally do this during Sunday since it takes a lot of time compared to jumping in to the shower and taking a bath. Last Sunday it was my second time to do a coffee scrub on my body. Since there's a virgin coconut oil present, once you've rinsed the scrub you will notice how your skin is moisturize! I love it! So smooth and soft.

Warning: It can be messy once you're applying the scrub on your body as well as when you're rinsing it off.

I only do the scrub once a week so as not to irritate my skin from scrubbing.

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