Before we get into why coffee is a great natural exfoliant, we need to know why you should use a natural exfoliant on a frequent basis. Most people don’t know that your skin is the largest organ in your body and an important one at that.
Your skin is comprised of multiple layers with the outermost layer consisting of dead skin cells. These dead skin cells cover your body as a protective barrier against the elements for up to a month before natural exfoliation takes place and a new surface is formed.
Over the course of a year, a person will shed about 10 pounds of dead skin cells. Consequently, much of the dust encompassing your house contains skin cells. Sort of disgusting, when you think about it. Just imagine how many skin cells are in a large office building or school. A necessary evil I suppose.
Despite this natural exfoliation, dead skin cells can accumulate on the outer layer resulting in rough, uneven skin tone. This becomes especially visible as you get older.
Sometimes your body could use just a little help and this is where using a natural exfoliant comes into play.
Benefits of Using a Natural Exfoliant
- Exfoliating helps speed up your skin’s renewal process
- Exposes vibrant, glowing skin, making you look younger
- Skin will be brighter and fine lines are reduced
- Moisturizers and skin care products penetrate deeper for better results
- Removing dead skin cells will help prevent pores from clogging, thus reducing acne
- Reduces uneven skin tone
Why You Should Use Coffee to Naturally Exfoliate Your Skin
It’s surprising that people buy chemical-laden exfoliants when you can easily make your own. One such natural exfoliant you can use is coffee grinds.
You can simply use your leftover coffee grind from your brewed coffee.
- It’s extremely economical. As used coffee grind is typically thrown into the garbage, you can consider it a free natural exfoliant.
- It has a stimulating effect on your skin that can transform boring skin into radiant skin.
- Coffee contains numerous beneficial acids, including caffeic acid. Caffeic acid has been shown to promote circulation and production of collagen. It also has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory response on your skin.
As you can see there are quite a few reasons to exfoliate. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll feel amazing afterwards. That is to say, take care of your body and it will take care of you.
Jake Toughill is an independent writer who covers topics on health, nutrition, environmental issues and more. His personal website can be found at www.live-a-better-life.com