Watch us make a three-ingredient face and body exfoliant guaranteed to solve all of your dry, uneven skin dilemmas.
In our new at-home beauty video series, we’re bringing you step-by-step rundowns on how to make treatments from staples you’ve got in your pantry, or already living on your bathroom shelf. There’s these three face masks, that work to help soothe, hydrate and detox your isolated skin, and this homemade hand salve to rescue your doused-in-sanitiser, dry, dehydrated knuckles.
This week, it’s all about coffee! By now the machine in your kitchen is probably packed full of grounds from weeks of working from home and trying to get through lockdown. But instead of throwing them out, you can repurpose them into an all-over face and body scrub, with powerful complexion capabilities.
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Caffeine is said to have inflammation-reducing properties which can help calm irritating skin conditions like eczema and acne, and even improve the look of scarring and stretch marks. It’s also been known to boost circulation and reduce the appearance of uneven skin texture and tone like dimples and cellulite.
- 3 tbsp ground coffee
- ½ tbsp sea salt
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds, before combining all the ingredients and mixing together.
Apply to damp, clean skin from your face to your toes, in gentle circular motions. Pay particular attention to areas like your thighs, bum and dry spots on your elbows and ankles. Leave to dry (if you can) on skin for about ten minutes before rinsing off. This is where the caffeine works it’s magic.
You skin will feel instantly soft and smooth. Repeat once or twice a week.
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