Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Scrub!

Having a baby takes a toll on your whole body. There are wounds to heal, we are surviving on broken sleep, we are dealing with stress from adjusting to a new lifestyle, it’s easy to skip meals, binge, or eat less healthy, and I know you’re not drinking enough water!! There’s just less time in general to take care of YOU.

Just leaving the hospital; VERY tired.

As a result of all these new changes, our skin takes quite a toll. I’m not sure if any other new moms felt this way, but I feel like my skin is looking tired, dull, and dry. 

I know I’m not drinking enough water. I know I eat too much sugar on occasion. I know I don’t get enough sleep. I know I get stressed, and I know all of these things affect my skin.

Whether you have just had a baby or not, if you are guilty of any of these things, there’s a good chance your skin might need a little rejuvenating as well!

My new challenge this week, is to incorporate the following anti-wrinkle scrub in to my facial routine at least twice this week! I know this scrub isn’t going to help any of us lose weight, but one of the best ways to fight stress and feel better about ourselves is to do a few things just for YOU! Consider this facial scrub a quick and easy way to take a few minutes for yourself and get rejuvenated!!

I discovered this recipe as I was searching google for the best natural ways to get younger looking skin.

Here’s the potion:

source

Egyptian Revitalizing Coffee Scrub Recipe

courtesy of Divas Can Cook

  • 3 T moist/used coffee grounds
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 tsp pure organic grade A honey

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Wash face gently with cool water to remove any dirt or makeup.
  • Apply the scrub to your face and massage gently in a circular motion.
  • Let the scrub sit on your face for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Rinse the scrub off with cool water.
  • Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
* This scrub is great for all skin types. Although you will feel a thin layer of oil on your face after you dry it, not to worry, it will absorb in to your skin quickly!
*You can use this scrub all over your body too!!
Why does this work??
Coffee: Not only does the scent of coffee help to clear the mind (or so I’ve read), the caffeine in coffee is a natural antioxidant! Antioxidants can help fight free radicals that damage the inner layer of skin! When coffee is applied to the skin, it absorbs the antioxidants and helps to prevent premature aging! Gotta love that! :)
Olive oil: Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer for the skin and (just like coffee), contains antioxidants, like Vitamin E and A, which help to repair and renew skin damage from things like the sun, pollution, and cigarette smoke!
Honey: Honey contains natural alpha hydroxy acids, like gluconic acid, which help to loosen up your dead skin cells so you can shed that dead layer! They also help to boost skin’s elasticity, stimulate collagen production, and help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
BE SURE TO TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR A CHOBANI YOGURT GIVEAWAY! YOU DON”T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!
QUESTION: How do you rejuvenate your skin!?

 

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7 comments to Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Scrub!

  • katie

    Have you ever tried coconut oil on your face? Might be good to try as a sub for the olive oil. I just started using it and I am obsessed. I’m pregnant right now and using it instead of moisturizer since I’m worried about all of the chemicals in lotions. Let us know how it works. I’m also prone to breakouts (espcially now), so I’m very wary of using anything new. Took me a while to try coconut oil.

  • I may try this tonight! I love home made skincare! That’s all I do around here anymore…especially being on a budget! I have all of these ingredients in stock too!

  • I go for green juice, water and sleep but this sounds interesting. I hope you get some rest soon!

  • I’ve done a coffee/milk/honey scrub which made my face feel great, but it’s best to do it in the morning. I did it at night and I had trouble falling asleep. I don’t know if caffeine can be absorbed by the skin but it certainly felt that way!

  • Jessica

    Sounds like fun……I might give this a try!

  • I would definitely be all about trying these homemade scrubs but typically the recipe calls for something I don’t have on hand – that’s why I love yours!

  • Having a baby around definitely shifts priorities! This sounds perfect for a night of pampering. :)

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