Do you read about amazing face masks and think, great, if I had tons of extra cash I would love to try this? Well here’s a recipe full of natural ingredients that won’t put a dent in your pocketbook.
Brighten Your Face With Coffee!
That’s right, regular old coffee. Instead of drinking it to boost your energy, try this facial mask to remove blackheads and renew your appearance. Coffee reduces inflammation, tightening your skin for a youthful look. According to Livestrong.com, “A coffee scrub exfoliates your skin, helps prevent acne, reduces the appearance of fine lines and hyper-pigmentation, and softens your skin.” The best part is that you probably have all these items right at home.
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl, using a spoon to combine them into a thick paste:
1 teaspoon ground coffee (be sure to use finely ground beans to avoid scratching your skin)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
A bit of coconut oil (you can use milk if you don’t have oil).
The mixture should be pasty—not too liquid.
Apply onto clean, dry skin with a spatula or brush and leave it on for 20 mins. With just a few drops of water, begin exfoliating your skin with soft, circular motion to get rid of all those blackheads. Finally, rinse coffee mask off with water and your favorite gentle face cleanser to eliminate excess oily residue. Any remaining scrub can be stored for over a week at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if you use milk.
Don’t forget to moisturize your face and wear sunblock. You will feel how your skin is clean, supple and bright, even after you have applied your make up! Looking pretty and radiant all day long. Go get ’em girl!