My beauty secret, coffee grounds
Coffee grounds:my beauty secret
Every morning, when you get up, what better way to wake up than a good coffee? Yes, but coffee has a bad reputation for our complexion, our teeth and our body... But not its coffee grounds! It can work effectively to make you beautiful. How? 'Or' What ? Come closer, I'll give you one of my beauty secrets.
To be completely honest this secret is not really mine, it has been held by our grandmothers for many years. Forgotten for a while, coffee grounds are back in force to show us how to take care of our beauty as naturally as possible while preserving the environment.
To do this, you just need to keep the powder that remains in your filter once the coffee has passed. This powder called marc. Of course, you will need to dry the grounds before using them. Once dry, you can use it alone or add it to your care products. And if you're like me and don't drink coffee, you can always use Organic Coffee Body Scrub from Cassidian.
How to use it and why?
1 – It is an excellent body scrub
Coffee grounds are a perfect natural exfoliant. It rids the skin of its dead cells and refines your skin texture. On the whole body or as a localized treatment on the thighs and stomach areas, it can be used alone like a classic scrub, directly on the skin, in the shower. Thus, your skin regains softness and suppleness.
You can mix it with your shower gel, so the contact of the grains will be more delicate, but the exfoliating effect will always be present.
2 - A facial scrub
Did I mention that coffee grounds are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, so they can be used on the face. It will make an excellent natural scrub, you just need to mix it with a little argan oil such as dry oil with organic argan oil from the Pilon du Roy soap factory, or olive oil. Almond. Indeed, as the skin of the face is finer and more sensitive than that of the body, it is necessary to apply this treatment very gently.
Apply your mixture in circular massages, and leave it on for one or two minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. To be done once or twice a week, so your complexion will be even more radiant.
3 – Effective against dark circles
Coffee grounds can also brighten our eyes and reduce those ugly dark circles that we sometimes miss. Coffee grounds have this tensor effect which helps to illuminate a tired look and decongest dark circles.
To do this, you just need to mix a spoonful of coffee grounds with a spoonful of cottage cheese. Add a few drops of lemon and place it in the fridge for a few hours Then apply the mask obtained on dark circles (avoiding any contact with the eye) and leave on for 15 minutes. Then rinse carefully and gently with a cotton pad soaked in water, so as not to irritate the skin.
4 – An incredible anti-cellulite weapon
Yes ladies, many anti-cellulite creams contain caffeine, and that's no coincidence. Because caffeine is renowned for its "fat-burning" effect and its draining properties. And good news, coffee grounds naturally contain it in large quantities, so the exfoliating effect of the beans allows it to properly penetrate the skin.
Simply mix coffee grounds with ORGANIC argan oil and apply it generously in long daily massages, before rinsing off in the shower. Your skin will be both softer and firmer. You can also spread this mixture on a sheet of cellophane paper and wrap the area you want to treat.
5 – The shine ally of our hair
Last possible use, coffee grounds can be used as a conditioner, but for brown or black hair only, it brings softness and shine to your hair.
Between your traditional shampoo and your usual care, massage your hair with marc before rinsing it thoroughly. Your hair once dried will seem softer and will find attractive, more pronounced reflections.
Coffee grounds no longer have any secrets for you and your beauty, thanks to it, you will continue to be beautiful naturally.
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