We are all racing against the clock here, whether you are battling wrinkles, acne or general aging of the body, we want to stay looking youthful and vibrant every day. We try all kinds of chemicals to treat our acne & smooth our wrinkles, but let me tell you that it all starts from the INSIDE, inside your gut to be exact.
I've ran into this beauty hack while researching holistic remedies to the women's biggest enemy: CELLULITE! And what I've found out is coffee does so much more than reduce years of collected cellulite.
Coffee is naturally a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. and caffeine draws out excess moisture from your skin, causing it to look and feel smoother and firmer. In this scrub, coffee acts as a mild exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and exposing fresh, soft skin.
While coconut oil is moisturizing and filled with vitamins and minerals
You can also add a dash of organic ceylon cinnamon to the mix which helps to clear your skin of any bacteria. It also brings blood to the surface of the skin, helping to smooth out any lines.
So the super simple recipe is:
2 parts ground coffee
1 part coconut oil (room temperature - you want it to be SOFT, not solid & not liquid)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix everything well in a glass mason jar and keep it in your shower for a daily spa-like experience
I'm a BIG fan of all kinds of spices and Turmeric is on top of my most favorites and healthiest. Turmeric comes from a plant native to South Asia and is used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Turmeric is rich in curcuminoids, which are known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders. Cosmetically, turmeric is used to improve the skin and is touted as an anti-aging agent. Turmeric is known to slow down the aging process of your skin. It fights dry skin by stimulating your blood flow which helps your skin to keep healthy and fight the formation of wrinkles and creases. Turmeric's antiseptic, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties could help in the fight against psoriasis, acne and blackheads.
You can create a face mask with turmeric to:
alleviate dry or oily skin
reduce pigmentation on your skin
You can play around with a lot of natural ingredients to make a customized Turmeric mask for yourself. Here a few face masks to try: (Each mask directions: blend together, apply to face, leave for 10-15 minutes, rinse off and apply moisturizer)
Yogurt & Turmeric
Coconut oil & Turmeric
Buttermilk & Turmeric - great for under the eyes dark circles
1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, rose water & turmeric - for dry skin
Sandlewood powder, milk, lemon juice & turmeric - for oily skin
Lemon juice & Turmeric - for pigmentation
I have tried a few of these myself and I love the afterwards sensation, where my face feel so warm, as the blood is rushing through my face.