Caffeine is a compound that is found in tea and coffee plants around the world. Caffeine has become the world’s most popular stimulant because it works so effectively.
While we all know the benefits that caffeine has on the mind and body when we drink a cup of coffee, the lesser known benefits are the effects it has when we apply it in coffee body scrub form to our skin.
The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralise the effects of free radicals, which can damage the inner layer of skin. This damage is often reflected in age spots and wrinkles. When a coffee body scrub is applied, the skin absorbs this antioxidants and can help prevent premature aging.
Caffeine is also a vasodilator, which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin texture.
The use of a coffee body scrub increases blood flow, reduces the appearance of stretchmarks, helps tighten the skin, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, reduction of cellulite, improved circulation, reduced eye puffiness, can lessen the appearance of scars and leave you with smooth skin.
Instead of using body scrubs with harsh chemicals, coffee body scrubs like One Scrub combine coffee grounds with sea salt, himalayan salt, demerara sugar, and oils that leave your skin nourished and moisturised rather than just cleansed.
In fact, coffee body scrubs like One Scrub that use all natural ingredients can easily be used as a replacement for body scrubs and exfoliators that contain chemicals, because who wants to rub chemicals on themselves when there is an all natural alternative to achieve healthy, smooth skin?
Coffee body scrubs usually have three main ingredients that, when combined, create the ultimate exfoliator: Coffee Grounds, Sea Salt & Sugar.
One Scrub uses himalayan salt as well as demerara sugar because both of these ingredients contain natural minerals and acids that fight off nasty bacteria and are beneficial for your skin.