Homemade Coffee Facial Scrub

That’s right, ground beans aren’t just for Starbucks enthusiasts anymore. I decided to research coffee face scrubs when I heard that actress Eliza Dushku uses coffee grounds to scrub her face. Although I like store bought face scrubs, I wanted to find a way to save money on my skin care products. I already spend quite a bit on facial cleansers, but I like my cleansers a lot, and it’s difficult to find ones that work on my skin.  So I thought  I should concoct a homemade all natural face scrub. I found this one and I decided to experiment with it:

1) Put some coffee grounds in a bowl
2) Mix in 1 egg white
3) Mix in some sea salt

This is the end result

It looks like mud, or evil chocolate pudding, but it is spreadable.

See? I can spread it out.

If the coffee particles are big, it can feel a little scratchy on your face. I move my hands slowly and gently over my face as I rub with this scrub. These motions help if it feels a little rough. You can also grind up coffee beans twice to get finer grounds. The egg white makes a great binding agent to hold the particles together. When I scoop up some with my fingers I have very little trouble getting it out of the container and onto my face. My skin feels silky smooth after using this scrub. I sometimes even use this to take off my makeup instead of my beloved Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange Cleanser.

What are some of your favorite homemade facial cleansers/scrubs? Let me know in the comments.

About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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