What You Need
3 tsp coffee grounds
3 tsp chilled coconut milk [ dairy milk works too! ]
- Combine the coffee grounds and coconut milk and mix well – until loose paste forms. If it’s a little hard to work with just add a bit more milk.
- Gently massage the coffee/coconut milk paste onto face and let dry. This can be quite messy so make sure you apply over a sink. Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes ( or longer if you prefer ).
- Rinse off with cold water, massaging gently to exfoliate any dead skin from the face.
Your skin will be luminescent and baby soft! As an added bonus, the aroma from this mask is incredibly relaxing.
Note: You might feel a slight tingling on your face from the this mask, but it should not cause any irritation or discomfort whatsoever. I have never had a bad reaction from this mask. Everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently to varying natural ingredients. If you experience any discomfort, remove mask.
The Benefits Of Coffee & Coconut Milk
Coffee is packed with antioxidants that help protect your skin and prevent premature signs of aging. Huzzah! These same antioxidants are quite calming to the skin, making coffee ideal for those prone to having acne. Coffee, of course, has stimulating properties. When applied to the face it improves blood flow, leaving your skin brighter and more luminous.
Coconut milk is rich in copper which help reduce the appearance age spots, sagging skin, and prevents wrinkles. Coconut milk also contains high levels of vitamin C that aids in maintaining skin’s elasticity and flexibility. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C [ ascorbic acid ] play a significant role in collagen synthesis -making it a vital molecule for healthy skin. Additionally, coconut milk’s soothing properties make it a fantastic moisturizer. It can replace moisture in even the most dehydrated skin.
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So there you have it! This face mask is so simple, but tremendously helpful to your skin. When I first tried it I noticed a difference in my skin after the first application. It reduced redness, brightened, and smoothed my skin to that baby soft texture we girls long for.
What natural face masks do you love? What is your biggest skin concern? have you tried a coffee mask before? Let’s chat in the comments!