Natural Beauty DIY

DIY Face Mask ideas with Coffee, an antioxidant powerhouse

coffee face mask

Ready to discover how to use ground coffee both brewed and unbrewed as a fab skin treat at home that won’t break the bank?

Coffee is a wonder berry full of Flavonoids (=aka cell energy burst + antioxidant) and Caffeine (stimulant). It works wonderfully and as an exfoliant and is so versatile that can be used for the face, body, and hair.

Here are some ideas for basic masks and exfoliants – have fun and experiment using more than 3 ingredients. Remember – you can use coffee grounds but best if you use fresh coffee, for an extra antioxidant kick.

coffee scrub
coffee exfoliant

 

1) GENTLE EXFO MASK – ALL SKIN TYPES

  • 3 tbsp coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (if you have oily skin use Apricot oil, or Coconut oil if you have dry skin)
  • 1 tbsp fine brown sugar

TIP – Mix all dry ingredients first, then add your choice of oil. Massage onto your face in gentle, circular motions for at least 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water and a clean cloth. Add a touch of  Vanilla extract for a divine sweet coffee aroma.

 

2) NOURISHING MASK – MATURE SKIN

  • 2 tbsp coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp  of raw Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey

TIP –  Mix all dry ingredients first, then add Coconut milk. Apply to a clean face and let sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Add a touch of  Vanilla extract for a divine sweet coffee aroma.

 

3) BRIGHTENING MASK – ALL SKIN TYPES

  • 3 tbsp coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp  of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1-3 drops of fresh lemon juice

TIP – Mix all dry ingredients first and make a paste adding the oil and lemon juice; then apply to the face and around the eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then exfoliate with circular moments and rinse with tepid water.

 

4) RESURFACING MASK – ALL SKIN TYPES

  • 1 tbsp coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp  of yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of clay
  • 1-2 tbsp of coconut water

TIP – Mix all dry ingredients first and make a paste adding the yogurt and coconut water; then apply to the face and around the eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with tepid water.

 

5) FLUID RETENTION MASSAGE CUBES – ALL SKIN TYPES 

  • 1 tbsp coffee grounds
  • 3 tbsp of virgin coconut oil

TIP – Make a paste with coffee grounds and virgin coconut oil and fill an ice cube tray and refrigerate. Massage legs with circular movements. Increase the concentration of coffee grounds or add some finely grounded sugar for better exfoliation.

 

Check out other DIY masks ideas with

Fresh Berries

Aloe Vera

Oats

 

Happy masking!