DIY Beauty: Coffee Grounds

Coffee Grounds

Looking to kick that dreaded cellulite and firm your skin? Try used coffee grounds! Just make sure they’re not decaf – the caffeine increases circulation and helps burn fat and tightens the skin. The grounds will exfoliate the skin and give you a healthy glow.

For a coffee scrub: Take a half a cup of used caffeinated coffee and mix with a small amount of olive oil. Put the mixture on your skin (especially on those troubled areas) and rinse off after ten minutes.

Quick Tip: This scrub can be very messy! If you’re worried about the mess, do the scrub in the shower, or lay a towel or newspaper down before applying. 

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