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Coffee: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

Coffee: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

Many of us can’t imagine starting the day without that first cup of coffee–but did you know that coffee is also a fabulous beauty aid? In fact, it may do more for our outsides than it does for our insides!

Find out how coffee can help reduce cellulite, exfoliate dead-looking facial skin, give hair a warm glow and shine, and more. These great beauty tips will open your eyes, for sure. Before you throw away those used coffee grounds, get the buzz on coffee for beauty: It‘s all right here.

Deodorize with Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds will get rid of the oniony, garlicky, or fishy smells that cooking leaves often behind on our hands: just rub a handful of used grounds all over your hands and then rinse with warm water. You can also fill a muslin bag with used grounds to deodorize yourself all over in the bath or shower.

Coffee Hair Glow Recipe
This recipe smells divine and it really works: you’ll have more lustrous hair after just one application.

Make a strong brew (espresso if possible) and allow to cool until only warm, not hot. Apply the coffee to dry hair and allow to remain on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Cellulite Buster
Those expensive cellulite creams have one ingredient in common: caffeine! You can make your own cellulite treatment with caffeinated coffee grounds that works beautifully. Here’s how:

The used grounds work better if they’re warm.

1. Put some newspaper on the floor of your bathroom.

2. Mix about a quarter-cup of warm used coffee grounds with a tablespoon or so of olive oil. Stand on the paper and apply the coffee mixture to your cellulite areas using your hands or a loofah mitt. Don’t worry if a lot of the coffee mixture falls to the floor; enough will stick to your skin to do the trick.

3. Wrap the area in plastic wrap and allow to remain on for several minutes.

4. Remove wrap and brush off excess coffee mixture. Shower with warm water.

5. This procedure is most effective when repeated twice a week.

Exfoliating and Firming Perk-Up Facial
This will gently firm and tone your skin, minimizing pores and sloughing off dead skin so the fresh new skin underneath is revealed. Those with dry skin will want to follow the facial with a moisturizer.

Mix 1/4 cup used coffee grounds and one egg white, combining well. Massage gently onto face, then allow to dry. Rinse off with warm water.

Read more: Beauty, Skin Care

By Cait Johnson, Assistant producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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9:35PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

We have never ever doubt the wonderful uses of coffee ground or coffee beans!
They are so tasty to drink,and using the used coffee ground for the plants!
Excellent!

7:02PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

cool :)

2:17PM PDT on May 9, 2012

Thank you :)

2:54PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Great ideas

11:46PM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

great article, thanks for the info!

2:28PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

thanks

2:15PM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

great uses for coffee grounds. Used coffee grounds will also get rid of affids on roses bushes also just dump around the base of the plant!

1:23AM PST on Jan 12, 2011

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6:30PM PST on Jan 9, 2011

I am going to try the facial. It sounds refreshing.

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