I don’t really follow beauty trends but coffee scrub is one I can really get behind. It could be that my mummy ears prick at the mention of coffee or maybe it’s the fact that my neglected skin needs a pick me up. Either way, it’s a skincare product that I definitely recommend.
Why Use Coffee Scrub?
What’s the deal with coffee scrub? If you do a Google search you’ll see that plenty of different brands make their own version. But why?
Apart from making bathrooms across the world incredibly dirty, coffee scrub is a fantastic way to exfoliate your skin. It is also touted as a great way to help diminish cellulite, tighten up skin and improve circulation.
So, Tell Me About the Mess…
It’s one of the things you cannot hide about coffee scrub. It is fantastically messy. Stuart knows when I’ve used it in the shower before his turn. It goes a little like this:
HIM: “Used coffee scrub did ya?”
ME: “Yah, why?”
HIM: “Because I had to clean half of it off the walls and floor of the shower.”
Just search for #CoffeeScrub on Instagram and you’ll see a bunch of beautiful looking beauty bloggers covered in the stuff. They somehow manage to make having a face full off coffee grounds look sexy. I just make it look like I fell asleep whilst making a coffee…
The plus side is if you have a shower with one of those mini handheld shower heads it does just wash down the drain pretty easily! You might get a bit of an oily residue on the shower base but it’s not slippery and will just get washed away with your weekly (hahaha yeah right!) bathroom clean.
I have tried a couple of coffee scrubs. I was lucky enough to be treated to the Original Frank Body Coffee Scrub as a Baby Shower treat to me. Here’s what I love about this one:
– Great price
– Amazing smell – kinda citrusy.
– Made my skin silky smooth
The other one I have tried is the Original Coffee Scrub from Scrub Co. and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a free sample to try. Here’s what I love about this one:
– Left my skin feeling smooth and mousturised
– Had a nice scent that lingered until the day after.
– All organic ingredients.
What About a DIY Coffee Scrub?
Out of curiosity I tried to make my own simple coffee scrub. Let me tell you this – I’m quite happy paying for it thank you. It looked ugly, it smelt ugly, it wasn’t the right consistency. Yes, it exfoliated okay and the coconut oil mousturised my skin but I didn’t get left with that pampered feeling. And this is something that I really need as a mum!
So yeah, what are your thoughts on coffee scrub? I’m definitely a fan. All you have to do is dampen your skin, give yourself a good scrub with circular hand motions, leave it to do it’s job for several minutes and then rinse off. It’s actually really quick and the time I spent using the scrub was saved since I didn’t even need to moisturise afterwards.
Disclosure: All products were gathered by my own means. This post is not sponsored in any way, I’m just sharing something I like with you guys’.