The Benefits of Coffee Scrub For Your Skin
Posted on 17 August 2015
Did you know that coffee grounds have amazing benefits for you skin?
You wouldn’t want to rub this morning’s leftover dry coffee grounds on your skin (ouch!), but when you combine quality coffee grounds with other natural ingredients to create a coffee scrub, the benefits for your skin are immediately noticeable.
Coffee scrub has several benefits that include: exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, temporary reduction of cellulite, improved circulation, reduced eye puffiness, and smooth skin.
Coffee Scrub Is Soothing
Instead of using body scrubs with harsh chemicals, coffee scrubs like FitMud combine coffee grounds with salt, sugar, and oils that leave your skin nourished and moisturized rather than just cleansed.
In fact, coffee scrubs like FitMud that use all-natural ingredients can easily be used as a replacement for body scrubs and exfoliators that contain chemicals—who wants to rub chemicals on themselves when there is an all-natural alternative to achieve healthy, smooth skin!?
Coffee scrub usually has three main ingredients that, when combined, create the ultimate exfoliator:
- coffee grounds
FitMud uses Himalayan rock salt as well as brown sugar because both of these ingredients contain natural minerals and acids that fight off nasty bacteria and are beneficial for your skin.
By applying to the skin in a gentle circular motion, coffee scrub exfoliates the skin, removing your dry, dead skin, to reveal new, healthy-looking skin underneath.
Caffeine Benefits For Skin
Aside from the amazing exfoliation that coffee scrub provides, it also has another secret weapon for your skin: caffeine.
Caffeine is a compound that is found abundantly in tea and coffee plants around the world. Technically a psychoactive drug, caffeine has become the world’s most popular stimulant because it works so effectively.
While we all know the benefits that caffeine has on the mind and body when we drink a cup of coffee, the lesser known benefits are the effects it has when we apply it to our skin.
Caffeine helps tighten the skin, which can help reduce cellulite. When applied under and around the eyes, it can minimize the appearance of puffy eyes because caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It can also help treat non-hereditary dark circles under the eyes.
Caffeine is also loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines.
Not All Coffee Scrubs Are Created Equal
The caffeine content of the coffee scrub is also an important factor.
Some coffee scrubs will use brewed coffee grounds, which means much of the caffeine content is depleted when the grounds are repurposed into a coffee scrub. Some scrubs also use Arabica coffee beans, which almost all coffee that you drink is made from.
So how is FitMud different?
At FitMud, we use Robusta coffee beans in our coffee scrub. Robusta beans have 2x more caffeine than Arabica beans do, so FitMud’s caffeine content is twice as potent as other coffee scrubs. Since caffeine is so beneficial when applied directly to the skin, we’ve opted to spend more on Robusta beans in our products so our customers get the best coffee scrub possible.