Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pour your morning cup...on your face!

You’re probably thinking ‘is this guy really posting about a facial’ and yes, I am. I know this is out of the field of topics that I usually write about but I like it and that is what I do. Note: you are probably going to need the assistance of a commercial grinder like those found at specialty stores or maybe your local grocer (please don’t buy one just for this) and … you need to like the smell of coffee.

Pick your bean, any will do, but remember that if you pick a flavored one that you will be experiencing the scent very close to your nose. You want a Turkish grind if you can get it. It is the most fine, almost like powder. If you can’t get that fine, espresso grind will do fine.

Then it’s as simple as mixing a little in the palm of your hand with your favorite cleanser or water to form a paste. Smooth this over your face in a circular pattern paying careful attention to the eyes and hair line (if you have very light colored hair this could change that a little haha). Once you are pleased with your coverage let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then you’re ready to rinse, tone, and moisturize.

The fine particles in the ground coffee provide great exfoliation and a portion of the caffeine content in the beans is actually absorbed into the skin. This will expose a fresh layer of skin and give your complexion a little boost. This could also be used for a body scrub as well. Think sea salt scrub but better smelling and gentler on the skin.