I am back today with a fun DIY post all about exfoliating! It is so important to exfoliate your body and (face for that matter) to get the grime and dead skin cells off to promote cell turnover. But body exfoliators can be kind of expensive depending on the brand and amount of product etc. I found all the ones that I bought at stores drug store or high end really didn't do much for my skin. So I stopped using them all together not good I know, but I felt it was a waste of money.
Then I saw this coffee scrub recipe on Pinterest, that supposedly fights cellulite and helps diminish the appearance of stretch marks and you could find all the ingredients in your house. I was sold. I had to try it.
All you need for this recipe is sugar specifically raw brown sugar, coffee, and coconut oil. It's that simple. You mix 1 cup of coffee grounds, 1 cup of raw sugar, and a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. You mix it well I like to with my hands to get the clumps out and put it in an air tight jar to keep it fresh. It lasts about 2-3 weeks depending on how many times a week you do it.
Now let me tell you why I am sharing this with you, I suffer from THE driest legs on earth, like I call myself lizard skin because after I shave and moisturize I am still so dry. It's actually painful because I get rashes and am so itchy from the dryness. I also have some stretch marks on my upper thighs from 15 years of soccer and I hate them. I have always felt insecure about them even though my boyfriend of almost 5 years says I shouldn't be I am beautiful with or without them. I have tried multiple things to combat both of these things and again nothing has worked until this scrub. The first immediate benefit that happened from the scrub was it completely relieved my dryness. I finally had soft shiny legs and the moisture lasted 2-3 days unheard of for me. Then the biggest benefit happened it started to diminish the look of my stretch marks after a few uses. I know hard to believe I was skeptical to when I read it would do that but I am telling you it works and my bf has noticed to!
I hope you try this out and it works for you the way it has worked for me, its been a game changer truly!