July 2014 archive

Wake Up Your Face


Most people have found their tried and true beauty routine that works for their special needs. How is yours looking? Over time, our skin cells and chemistry can change, yet our morning and nightly beauty regimes remain the same. Could your beauty routine use a little spicing up? If so, here are 2 awesome hacks that will give you glorious skin!

COFFEE BEAN FACE MASKS:  I swear by these. Not only does coffee jolt your nervous system; it also jolts life into your skin by increasing circulation which brings extra blood flow and oxygen to your face. This all leads to an awesome glow.

The texture of the grounds act as an exfoliant that slough off dead skin cells as well as dirt, bacteria, etc. Caffeine has been proven to tighten your skin, and make your pores smaller which all contribute to more youthful skin.

Also, if you leave it on long enough, you’ll look like you just got back from a short trip to Jamaica. The color of coffee grounds can give your skin a mild tan stain that looks au naturale.


APPLICATION: On wet skin, rub coffee grounds on your face in clockwise/counter-clockwise motions for 1 minute.  If you could use some extra color, leave the grounds on your skin for at least 5 minutes and gently wash off.

To make a face mask, mix: ¼ cup coffee grounds with 1 tbs.  honey and 1 tsp of coconut oil. Apply on your face and wash off after 30 minutes.

If you have under-eye circles or backs, lightly dab coffee grounds under your eyes and leave on for 5 minutes. This adds circulation to get rid of any blue hues while also dislodging excess water weight that contributes to puffiness.

PINCH YOUR FACE: Left your blush at home? Skin looking kinda dull? No worries. Pinch your cheeks where you would normally apply blush. Do quick pinches along this area for a minute to create a natural glow. One of the main reasons for dull skin is insufficient circulation to our faces. Pinching helps take care of that.


Whenever your skin could use a little oomph, coffee and pinching to the rescue!!