Another thing I also do is apply coffee grounds to my face. It’s ridiculous and never fails to get a chuckle from Dr. Husband. I. Don’t. Care. Once or twice a month, when I have some extra time in the morning, here’s my ritual:
- Once the grounds have cooled (be careful they’re not hot!), yet they’re still moist, apply as much as will stick to your face;
- Allow to dry, around ten minutes; and
- Splash face with water over the sink to remove them.
Caveat! The coffee beans must be organic — the results will not be the same if they are not.1
- Organic beans have significantly more antioxidants than conventional, and
- They do not contain the toxic metals and pesticide residue that no one wants on their face.
Here’s what it does and why it works: A double-blind controlled study involving skin care that contained coffee oil resulted in significant improvement in “the appearance of wrinkles, firmness, hyperpigmentation, blotchy redness, tactile roughness and clarity in photodamaged skin”. 2 And if that’s not reason enough, there’s more: Coffee oil can protect skin from UV-induced photoaging (premature aging of the skin).3
Start out with a few drops of the coffee oil in the morning and night. Then on a lazy morning, make your way to Coffee Face. You’ll love the results.