Mar 19 2021

An Organic Alternative to Exfoliate Skin

Here’s the thing: exfoliation can either work like magic on your skin, or it can damage your skin barrier.

We’re taking a wild guess here but you've probably used some gritty, grainy formula to exfoliate your face in the past.

Maybe you even think, “If it hurts, it must work.” Right?

Not quite.

The truth is, your favorite exfoliator may actually be doing more harm than good.

Here’s the big secret: the right exfoliator can not only smooth rough patches and fade acne scars but also reduce redness and brighten your overall complexion.

And if that sounds like a fairy tale, well, then, maybe you just haven't been using the right formula. And that's where The Coffee Scrub comes in.

“The best scrub out there. I've made coffee scrubs at home and bought other scrubs for years, but The Coffee Scrub is the BEST ONE EVER. It's the only scrubs that has left my skin soft and moisturized.”

- Mandee Sharp

Is Exfoliating Good for the Skin?

It can be.

The aging process slows down cell regeneration, meaning the body takes a longer time to shed old skin cells and generate new ones.

So when old skin cells start to build up, it leaves your skin looking lackluster, bumpy, and dry. It doesn’t stop there; this same build-up can clog your pores, leading to blemishes and acne.

And this is where exfoliation comes in.

Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin, giving way to the fresh new cells underneath. This makes it easier for moisturizing products to penetrate the skin more deeply, leaving your skin looking fresh and healthy.

What’s more, by removing this aged outer layer of dead skin cells, exfoliation can help alleviate certain skin conditions like acne.

As a matter of fact, your skin naturally sheds this top layer about every 27 days so exfoliation simply accelerates this process.

You may be doing everything right: cleansing, moisturizing, and slathering all the sunscreen in the world; but if you’re not exfoliating, your skin just isn’t as healthy as it could be.

So what’s the solution? The right  exfoliant.

What’s the Best Exfoliator for Your Skincare Routine?

Coffee scrub, of course.

We know what you’re thinking:

“Coffee is good. For your brain. For your taste buds...but coffee for your skin? Are you sure?”

Yes, we are.

Coffee is packed with antioxidants, a variety of vitamins, and compounds called polyphenols that help our bodies fight against free radicals.

Here are some of the main perks of coffee for your skin:

Appreciate & Exfoliate

The organic grounds found in The Coffee Scrub help brush away the dead skin cells lingering within your pores, leaving behind a clean and gleaming surface.

This sweeping effect gets rid of all those dead skin cells and extra surface debris that could clog your pores and result in stubborn whiteheads and blackheads.

Since your skin already works overtime to protect your precious body from all the harmful toxins floating around, it’s only fair to return the favor and exfoliate.

Amazing for Anti-Aging

Frequent exfoliation stimulates the collagen synthesis process, which leads to smooth, supple, and youthful-looking skin.

In this way, exfoliating actually offers anti-aging benefits, which may be the reason many people see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Free radicals are unstable atoms that have the power to damage your skin cells. But thanks to the polyphenols found in coffee, your skin can fight off ultraviolet rays and other signs of aging linked to exposure to the sun.

Acne, Don't @ Me 

The antioxidants and chlorogenic acids found in coffee clear away clogged pores and reduce inflammation in your skin.

But this only works when you use your coffee scrub in a safe and non-irritating way. In other words, don't scrub your skin raw in the name of acne reduction as this will only damage your skin.

It’s time to let go of those other acne cleansers that contain a long list of compounds whose names we can barely pronounce. Instead, treat you and your skin to an organic blend of natural oils using our array of coffee scrubs.

“Amazing. I have always had very sensitive skin and have had many products break me out. I am very happy with this product and use it all over my body, it has helped clear up the acne on my back and my skin feels amazing. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants glowing radiant skin.”

- Amanda K.

How Can I Exfoliate My Skin at Home?

To prevent skin damage while exfoliating, we recommend the following step-by-step process:

Step 1: Assess Your Current Skin Care Products
Exfoliating using medicated and even over-the-counter products like retinoid creams containing retinol or benzoyl peroxide may worsen dry skin or even cause acne breakouts.

But thankfully, our coffee scrubs do the exact opposite by making your skin soft and helping with acne — as some of our customers are happy to share.

“LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Best scrub I've ever used!! after you use it, your skin is so unbelievably soft. I usually have some rough spots of skin but after one use they're already soft. recommend to everyone!!!”

- Carissa. S

“Awesome scrub!! This stuff is amazing!! Absolutely love it it makes my skin so freaking soft and has helped with clearing my acne! Would very much recommend.”

- Brynn G.

“Amazing product! I used this today for the 1st time and all I can say is wow. The smell is very pleasant. The scrub is not too harsh on my sensitive skin and as soon as I dried off my skin was smooth to the touch. I will definitely be repurchasing this product once it runs out. Glad I gave it a try!”

- Mallory

Step 2: Choose the Right Exfoliation Method for Your Skin Type
If you have dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, avoid mechanical exfoliation as it may be too irritating for your skin.

Oily skin may warrant stronger chemical treatments or mechanical exfoliation but here’s the catch: this method may result in dark spots for people with darker skin tones.

As a rule of thumb, gentle gentle gentle is the way to go.

When applying your scrub, do so using small, circular motions for about 30 seconds, then rinse off with lukewarm — not hot — water. On the other hand, if using a brush or sponge, go for short, light strokes.

Never ever exfoliate if you have open cuts or wounds or if your skin is sunburned.

Now at this point, we recommend you drink a lot of water. Why? Since you’re increasing blood circulation by breaking down toxins, drinking lots of water drains these toxins and quenches the new skin cells from the inside out.

Step 3: Wrap It Up With Moisturizer
Exfoliating can have a drying effect on the skin. So apply moisturizer immediately after exfoliating to hydrate your skin by replacing any lost oils from the exfoliation process.

We also suggest giving your skin an instant vitamin boost using a serum to really soothe and penetrate the skin. 

When and How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Skin?

It all boils down to your personal preference and your daily routine.

For instance, if you find your skin appears dull in the morning, exfoliating at the start of your day may be most beneficial.

But let’s say you applied makeup and ran a lot of errands during the day — exfoliating at night can remove any lingering makeup and help you wash off the day.

Remember your circular motions as you exfoliate and don’t use anything too abrasive to exfoliate your face.

This brings us to the ideal frequency.

How Often?
Two things to consider: your skin type and your exfoliation method of choice.

As a general rule, the more rubbing your exfoliation method calls for, the fewer times you need to exfoliate. Don’t over-exfoliate, as this could redden and irritate your skin.

We recommend you exfoliate two to three times a week for normal skin and combination skin, and once a week for sensitive skin.

Just to jog your memory: 

  • Combination skin is oily through the T-zone with dry cheeks.
  • Normal skin has the same amount of oil throughout the face.
  • Sensitive skin gets red and irritated easily.

Here’s a quick reminder of the exfoliating process:

“Scrub scrub scrub away ☺️. I loved it I still use it I want to order more it was just so great to have a bath time where I can just sit back and let the scrub take me into a deep sleep. I love it thanks so much can't wait to order more.”

- Candice M.

Care for Yourself, Inside Out

Welcome to your new morning routine:

Step 1: Wake up your mind by brewing your favorite coffee.

Step 2: Wake up your spirit with the scent of coffee coconut.

Step 3:Wake up your body by exfoliating with our luscious coffee scrub.

“I love this scrub, it leaves my skin so soft & energized. The scent is wonderful, it's like showering I'm a fresh brewed coffee pot.”

- Lisa Guarino

Take the power of coffee from the mug to the tub.

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