Coffee: It’s More Than Just a Drink
Everyone enjoys coffee in the morning, but what about coffee in the shower? And, no, we don’t mean to drink it! Of course, there’s nothing like a hot cup of Joe (especially when you’re drinking Lox Train Coffee) when you first wake up. But Coffee has also many health benefits when applied topically to your skin.
What we’re saying is those ground up coffee beans can be used to make a wonderful scrub for your body and face. In fact, that’s just what we did here at Lox!
When coffee grounds are rubbed over your body it increases blood flow in that area. And good blood circulation produces vibrant, healthy looking skin. Along with other all natural ingredients our coffee body scrubs have several benefits that may make you want to add these products to your shower routine 2-3 times per week. Here are a few reasons why.
Inflammation and Acne Reduction. Coffee contains caffeine and caffeine contains antioxidants and antioxidants are known to act as an anti-inflammatory — so yeah. These scrubs can help alleviate redness and soothe inflamed areas of the skin caused by acne.
Antioxidants. As mentioned, coffee contains antioxidants. Polyphenols to be exact. These antioxidants are beneficial in slowing down the aging process in your skin as well as helps fight against UV damage from the sun. The best way to get this protection against UV and aging? Absorb these antioxidants directly into your skin by rubbing coffee all over your body…in the form of our coffee body scrubs!
Skin Exfoliation. The microscopic course edges of ground coffee (along with the sugar and bentonite clay in our scrubs) act as a skin exfoliant. Not only do these remove dead skin cells, these ingredients also get rid of toxins too. Rub gently, but not to worry—these ingredients are not abrasive in the mixture of our body scrubs.
Cellulite Reduction. Coffee is a quick (and truthful) answer to the question of how to get rid of cellulite. When rubbed all over the body, coffee will increase blood circulation which kills fat cells. This, in turn, reduces cellulite in the skin. Of course, you’ll still want to stick with your normal workout routine.
Prevents Ingrown Hairs. Sugar also acts as an exfoliant and can help unclog pores in your skin. This significantly helps reduce those annoying (and painful) ingrown hairs from happening. This is just one reason why we take sugar with our coffee (scrub).
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. We like to drink coffee as much as our skin likes to drink. Period. Skin is the largest organ of our body and man is it thirsty. That’s why we pack our coffee body scrubs with natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, vitamin e, and sweet almond oil. Trust us. Your skin’s thirst will be quenched.
Rosehip Seed Oil. Yeah we know. It’s an ingredient, not a benefit. Well, considering that rosehip seed oil contains antioxidants, vitamin a, vitamin c, and vitamin e we think it’s just best to leave it listed as an ingredient instead of going over the very long list of how wonderful this is for your skin. Trust us on this one, or look it up for yourself!
Detox. We use bentonite clay in our coffee body scrubs too. This helps expel toxins from the skin as well as protects against bacterial infections. We had to include it in our recipe for these reasons alone.
We could go on and on about how great these scrubs are for your face and body, but we think we’ve made our point. Currently, we have two flavors (scents): Carnival Vanilla Cone and Funfair Funnel Cake. As much as you may want to, please do not eat them. We are working on adding more flavors to our coffee body scrub lineup tho—send us an email on what you’d like to see us come up with!
And remember, it’s not necessary to use these scrubs daily. In fact, you don’t want to exfoliate your skin more than 3 times per week really. And when applying these scrubs you want to gently rub them in a circular motion over your skin. This is the best method of application. For optimal results (if you have the time), let the scrub stand on your skin 5-10 minutes before rinsing off.