Here at HD Soap, we don’t only use coffee in our products because it smells good; we use it because it is good for your skin, too!
The most popular quality about coffee grounds is their ability to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is important for healthy-looking skin year round, but in these cold, dry winter months, exfoliation is the key to helping your skin glow. Regular exfoliation helps unclog pores and remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. This leaves you with smooth, silky, fresh-looking skin!
Aromatherapy is another benefit to using coffee grounds in our products. While drinking coffee stimulates the body, smelling coffee can help calm the body. This calming effect also works on your skin and not just your senses!
Coffee grounds are packed with antioxidants, including phenols, which fight the free radicals that damage your skin. This means that they may help decrease the appearance of aging spots, uneven skin tone, and fine lines.
Due to certain compounds that are present in coffee, applying grounds to your skin may actually help with inflammation. These molecules also provide natural cleansing properties, which can be very helpful in fighting breakouts.
The coffee bean is known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite due to its caffeine content, because it helps increase circulation, dilate blood vessels, and increase blood flow. You can even put coffee grounds under your eyes for 5-10 minutes to help reduce eye puffiness and dark circles.
Coffee can also help rebalance the pH of your hair! This is important because your hair may become dull, frizzy, and/or damaged if you use products that have a pH higher than your hair and scalp. You can rinse your hair with leftover brewed coffee (use cold) or even rub the coffee grounds into your scalp. Rubbing in the coffee grounds has an added bonus of removing dead skin cells!
This month we released a Coffee Bundle that combines our From Scratch Coffee Scrub, From Scratch Coffee Soap, and Mocha Dry Mask. Be sure to take advantage of this limited release while you can; your skin will thank you! (And so will your wallet, because the bundle price is discounted about 20% from its original price!)