Caffeine for Your Skin: Why Coffee Grounds Make the Best Body Scrub

Plus, how to make your own scrub at home.

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Many of our days begin with a latte with an extra shot and two sugars (and no, the La Colombe baristas do not know me by name, cough). But today, we found something so bizarre that it just might be genius! Behold, coffee scrubs for your body.

So here’s the deal: Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent the premature aging of your skin. On top of that, the caffeine in the coffee acts as an anti-inflammatory which can decrease dark circles and wrinkles. The caffeine also helps to even out the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Talk about the superhero of morning beverages.

The best part of this? It’s super-easy to make at home (a snow day project, perhaps?).

Going the DIY route? All you need is half a cup of coconut oil, one-quarter to one-half a cup freshly ground coffee beans (you can use leftover grounds from your morning cup!) and an ice cube tray or mini muffin tin. Then go here for the complete how-to. (It takes less than five minutes!)

If you don’t feel like getting down and dirty, you can purchase Frank Scrub online (one of the best coffee scrubs in the business) in all sorts of varieties.