For as long as I can remember I’ve always suffered from Keratosis Pilaris. Those little bumps on the back of my arms and legs that resemble chicken skin. I’ve tried a bunch of lotions and body washes that promised to get rid of those little bumps, but they either didn’t work or were too expensive for long term use.
Finally, I started using a super simple and inexpensive DIY remedy that reduces their appearance almost entirely. It’s a super simple two ingredient scrub made with coffee grounds and olive oil.
I know that a scrub made with just coffee grounds and olive oil doesn’t sound that exciting. But trust me what it lacks in fancy ingredients it makes up for with results.
Coffee grounds are a natural exfoliant and also contain natural oils. Coffee grounds and olive oil together help keep your skin super smooth and soft without giving you a greasy feeling.
In addition to helping smooth bumpy skin, the caffeine in the coffee grounds improves the appearance of cellulite. The caffeine helps to tighten the skin and helps improve blood flow, temporarily improving the appearance of cellulite. I’ll be honest and say that I’ll take any help I can in reducing the appearance of cellulite, even if it’s temporary.
I’ve been using this DIY Coffee Body Scrub for years and I swear by it. I even use it when pregnant to help exfoliate my belly. Honestly, I believe this scrub one of the reasons I have been lucky enough to remain stretch mark free.
This super simple body scrub can be prepared in under 5 minutes. All you need is;
1 cup coffee grinds. I suggest using inexpensive coffee like Folgers Coffee
1/2 cup olive oil
Add coffee grounds into a container. Slowly mix in olive oil and stir until both ingredients are incorporated and you’re ready to go. It’s that simple!!
*All the coffee grounds should be covered in olive oil. If you find that your mixture is too dry then continue to add olive oil until it reaches your desired consistency.
What’s great about this scrub is that you can modify it by adding different scents or essential oils. I really encourage you to play around with it and find what works best for you.
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