Today is National Coffee Day. Well, every day is actually coffee day, but today it’s official. As much as we love to drink our daily cups of coffee, your favorite brew can also come in handy in your beauty routine. It’s one of the more popular face and body scrubs around, and the caffeine can temporarily make you look all refreshed and energetic.
Here are some good things to do with coffee besides drinking it:
Scrub your face and body with it
Like many fine-grained kitchen staples, coffee grounds can be used as a scrub to exfoliate dead skin, especially off your knees and elbows. Coffee is one of the most popular DIY body scrubs around, and for good reason. The caffeine in coffee can temporarily de-puff under-eye bags and make skin look tighter and more refreshed. Drinking the coffee will also help with that. If you want a bit of a stronger scrub, add some sugar.
Rub it into your head
Rubbing coffee on your head may seem like a faster way to get the caffeine to your brain, but it also allegedly can help your hair grow. Massage it deep into your scalp and it will stimulate your hair follicles to work a bit harder. Hey, it worked on that novel, didn’t it? And even if this fails, you’ll still smell awesome.
Use it as a cellulite scrub
While you’re rubbing the coffee grounds all over, try some on your butt. Apparently the caffeine in coffee grounds helps minimize the appearance of cellulite. According to the Organic Authority, a mix of ginger, wine, and coffee grounds will make your skin appear smoother.
Rinse your hair with it
If you’re a brunette, soaking or rinsing your hair in some strong, strong coffee can add depth and shine to your color.
Coffee is good for your skin. It’s rich in antioxidants and the caffeine can temporarily reduce redness. Topically, it’s also said to help reduce dark spots.