Definitely coffee is the best friend to keep us going on Monday, but that is not the only reason why so many brands manufacture exfoliants containing coffee. The first and most obvious reason coffee scrubs are such a popular product is for the ability to help improve circulation. While many believe this is simply because of the massaging technique used to apply it, research also suggests it’s because caffeine helps mobilise blood to your skeletal muscles when you drink it.
Coffee constricts your blood vessels, thereby helping you get rid of puffiness and swelling. However, drinking too much coffee can be bad for this reason, because it doesn’t allow the skin to get inflamed and heal, and is dehydrating. Coffee has the ability to reduce the appearance of cellulite remains the biggest reason for its popularity. Since cellulite is basically fat tissue stored near the skin appearing as dimples, regular massages with coffee scrubs draw out some of the moisture in skin, making cellulite less obvious. This means, that while coffee doesn’t remove the fat, it does decrease the dimpled look on the skin by removing the water from those tissues.
A big reason to opt for coffee scrubs is that it is all-natural and environment-friendly. It does not contain plastic micro-beads that will clog your drain or pollute the earth; coffee is biodegradable, and therefore a sustainable product to use. You can try Aroma Magic coffee bean scrub, Alanna Detox body & face scrub, and SkinYoga Coffee body scrub.