Coffee Scrub DIY for Scars, Cellulite and Sun Damage
Used coffee grounds make for an easy coffee scrub DIY recipe that exfoliates without irritating sensitive skin and helps heal scars and sun damage.
Yield: 2 cups
Glass jar with lid
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
To use, apply a small amount to damp skin and lightly massage to remove flakes and improve skin tone and texture.
While you're free to use fresh coffee grounds, leftover grounds are still chock full of caffeine and antioxidants, which leave skin looking perky and toned. If you have sensitive skin like I do, just make sure to grind the coffee into a soft, powder-like consistency to prevent further irritation. Otherwise, go with a coarse grind to help get rid of even the gnarliest flakes.
If you repurpose used coffee grounds for this scrub, your scrub will only last 1-2 days since the grounds are already wet (and water breeds mold).
If you use fresh, unused grounds, you can store leftover scrub in a lidded glass jar for up to 2 weeks. Just make sure to not get any water in your scrub whenever you use it.