My relationship with coffee began when I was in high school. The new, trendy beverage was this frosty concoction of sugar, milk, and coffee that went by an unusual name - a Frappuccino (yes, young readers, I realize this dates me.) From the first sip I was hooked. Frappuccinos lead to Macchiatos which led to flavored lattes which eventually just turned into a love for coffee with cream, no sugar.
It wasn't until recently, however, that I discovered another use for this beloved beverage. Those precious used coffee grounds that usually make their way to the trash shortly after brewing my hot coffee have another use: As a facial scrub.
It sounds odd, but I now swear by this beauty routine. The texture of the grounds scrubs off dull, dry skin while the caffeine energizes tired skin and reduces the look of puffy eyes leaving a tightened, youthful look.
For those looking to create an all natural coffee scrub, follow the recipe below.
Mix the following for a simple scrub. Add honey or olive oil for added moisture
1/4 cup used coffee grounds
2 to 4 pinches sea salt
1 egg white
And just for fun... here is my anthem.