Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY: Coffee Face Mask

The coffee face mask is THE go to for reviving dull, lifeless skin and - best of all - is ideal for any skin type. Brighten your complexion and tighten your skin all at once!

1/2 Cup ground organic coffee beans
1/2 Cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Cup of unsweetened whole milk or unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp of lemon juice
1 Tbsp of honey

Coffee Beans – Reduces inflammation and redness, and the appearance of under eye circles.
Cocoa Powder – A good source of antioxidants; repairs damage due to environmental pollutants and free radicals. Contains high levels of sulfur (great for fighting acne).
Milk – It is said that Cleopatra bathed in milk to give her skin a healthy glow. Lactic acid helps to smooth skin. Amino acids keep skin hydrated.
Lemon Juice – Acts as an exfoliant. Contains natural vitamin C to ligten, tighten and brighten.
Honey – Locks in moisture.

In your bowl, mix the finely ground coffee beans with the cocoa powder. Add in the milk, stir until it creates a paste. For a thicker paste, use less milk. Fold in lemon juice and honey. Apply to skin and let dry (up to 20 minutes). Wash off and store any extras in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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