I have a love-hate relationship with summer.
I love the fact that I can gorge on Ice Cream, even for breakfast (Hello, Natural’s Tender Coconut- I’m looking at you!). Drink iced coffee all day and even use the coffee grounds to make me some awesome coffee scrub. Try out crazy granita flavors (Lemongrass – coconut – honey please), take cold showers without shivering. Use a blanket but stick one leg out (I CAN’T be the only one who does that). Eat Mangoes and wear Flip-Flops. Not necessarily together. But eating mangoes while wearing flip-flops is kinda fun.
What I hate about summer is how my skin gets- oily and kinda dirty. All that sweat and pollution clogs up the pores and gives me pimples. Yuck.
I like to exfoliate to keep them away. Not just the face but my whole body. Only once or twice a week. But it helps a lot and it improves circulation, reduces those ugly dimples (read: cellulite), gets rid of all the dead skin and makes me feel smooth and glowy. All summer ready.
By the way, I make my own scrub at home. That way I know what’s going on my skin and I don’t have any harmful chemicals to worry about. It takes five minutes, costs peanuts, lasts a month and smells absolutely yummilicious. I can almost eat it but I don’t, promise!
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Learn how to make homemade coffee scrub which takes five minutes, costs peanuts and is great for face and body exfoliation.
- ½ Cup Coffee (Ground (Don’t use Instant as it’ll dissolve))
- ½ Cup Sugar (Granulated)
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil (, melted)
- 1 Lemon Rind (from Lemon)
- 1 Lemon (Juice of)
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Use up to twice a week on the entire body and face. Wash off with water. (I don’t use soap after exfoliating. However, you can wash with soap if you prefer)
- Store in a jar for up to one and a half month.
Avoid using the scrub more than twice a week.
Do not use instant coffee as it’ll dissolve in the mixture.
Add vanilla, lavender or other flavors for a delicious fragrance.