Hand holding coffee beansCoffee can have an instant, rich and smooth impact ….on your skin! It is one of the most powerful antioxidants that we can use for our skin.

Here are 3 Surprising Ways Coffee “perks up” your skin

Let’s call it the B L T effect – Brightens, Lightens and Tightens!

Coffee Brightens

Organic coffee beans reduce inflammation, redness, and the appearance of under-eye circles. A coffee infused mask is ideal for any skin type and can quickly brighten a dull appearance.

Here’s an easy recipe to try:

  • 1/2 Cup ground organic coffee beans
  • 1/2 Cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup of whole milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon (or almond oil)
  • 1 Tbsp of honey

Mix finely ground coffee beans with the cocoa powder. Add in milk and stir until it creates a paste. Next, add lemon juice and honey. Apply to skin and let dry for up to 20 minutes. Wash off.

For dark circles, mix finely-ground coffee beans with olive oil to form a paste and apply to the under eye area. Allow to dry, then rinse off. The caffeine will promote healthy circulation and decrease inflammation that results in dark circles and under eye bags.

Coffee Lightens

Lighten up! Coffee grounds actually work as an exfoliant for the skin, naturally lifting and sloughing off dead skin cells to smooth out your skin’s texture. This wakes up your tired completion, reveals a more youthful glow, and leaves your skin feeling lighter, refreshed, and rejuvenated!

Coffee Tightens

Caffeine has an incredible tightening effect because it is a natural anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor. Applied topically, the diuretic properties of coffee are used to reduce swelling and puffiness as well as the appearance of cellulite.

For the month of May, Pure Spa is featuring a unique and delicious Organic Hawaiian Coffee And Cane Sugar Body Scrub. This treatment is sure to brighten, lighten and tighten your skin – just what you need as we spring into the warmer weather and our more skin-revealing wardrobe! Book your treatment today!