The following article was
written by PETA intern Sofia Hueter.
of us are accustomed to the daily ritual of guzzling cup after cup of coffee to
stay awake because it is so ingrained in our society that habitually drinking
something with caffeine in it every few hours is the best way to fight fatigue.
Caffeine does, in fact, help to ward off our lingering morning drowsiness, but
drinking coffee, though often delicious and enjoyable, is not the only way to
get the caffeine fix that your body craves.
you know that your body can absorb caffeine through the skin? Although the
exact concentrations of caffeine that can permeate the layers of your skin is
still being researched, scientists do agree that, even if soaking your body
with coffee doesn't deliver the same kick that several cups of coffee do, it
can provide you with a nice energy boost.
addition to giving you a pick-me-up, coffee has other benefits. For example, it
can be used as a wonderful skin exfoliant. If you have ever used products such
as apricot scrubs, sea salt scrubs, or oatmeal scrubs, you probably have a good
idea about what an exfoliating scrub should do for your skin. Exfoliating scrubs
incorporate a coarse ingredient, generally something gritty or grainy, that is
intended to slough off dead surface skin and reveal a new layer of youthful,
healthy skin underneath. However, many store-bought skin products don't always work
as well as we'd like them to, and they often include unnecessary ingredients such
as animal-derived products. But with this easy, cruelty-free, and natural vegan
coffee scrub, you can make your own!
Cup O' Joe Facial Scrub4 Tbsp.
olive oil6 Tbsp.
for finished product
The coffee grounds should be very fine because you will be rubbing them onto
your skin. Put the grounds through a coffee grinder two times if you need to.
coffee will exfoliate your skin while the olive oil provides a good source of
moisture to keep your skin soft and hydrated. You can store your coffee scrub
in the refrigerator if you prefer, but it will stay fresh for several weeks at
use, simply take a small dollop of the coffee and olive oil mixture and gently
scrub it onto your skin. Then rinse completely with water.
you have any cruelty-free beauty secrets or at-home skin remedies? Tell me
about them in the comments below!
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