Do women without a single stretch mark on their body even exist? They must be urban legends. Although we must embrace our bodies, we must accept that having stretch marks is just normal. That doesn’t lessen a woman’s beauty.Weight loss and weight gain, pregnancy, and even puberty are the most common culprits of it, with all these changes in a woman’s body it just goes to show that everyone is vulnerable of this.
There’s no need to feel ashamed because these marks signify the journey of your body, however, if there’s a chance that you want to combat them, coffee should be your best friend. Caffeine in coffee rejuvenates the skin and increases blood circulation.
These eight coffee scrubs use completely natural ingredients to help fade your stretch marks over time.
1. Coffee-Cinnamon Scrub
I honestly do not trust people who don’t love cinnamon, Aside from smelling like your favorite cinnamon latte and it is also a wonderful exfoliant.
You have to mix 2 tablespoons of coffee powder with a tablespoon of cinnamon and the same amount of coconut oil. Coconut oil is notorious to be incredibly moisturizing, making your skin super soft.The healthy fats it contains boosts your skin’s healing process. Cinnamon on the hand increases blood flow to the skin, which encourages your skin to mend itself.
2. Coffee-Vitamin E Wrap
This scrub is great when left on overnight so your skin can make full use of the powerful ingredients in it. You have two options of using either vitamin E oil or get some by squeezing vitamin E capsules. You can use 2 tbsps of coffee powder with 1 tbsp of vitamin E oil.Work by rubbing the mixture on your face for a good 5 minutes. Then get a plastic wrap to wrap the area. It should be tight enough that it stays on, but not so tight that it cuts off your circulation. Leaving it on overnight and washing it off the next morning should do the trick. Make full use of Vitamin E since it is an essential ingredient your skin needs to repair itself,
3. Coffee-Brown Sugar Scrub
Another popular mix in your morning cup is brown sugar.More than being a delish drink it also works great as a scrub. Add 2 tbsp each of coffee powder and brown sugar, along with 1 tbsp of olive oil and juice from half a lemon. For 5 minutes, gently rub it on your stretch marks, make sure that you do not rub vigorously cause that can lead to tiny tears on your skin. Leave this mixture for a good 15 minutes before a complete rinse. Experience the smooth effect on your skin.
4. Coconut Oil and Coffee Scrub
If you don’t have enough time to keep on making scrubs whenever you feel like you need it, this combo is best for you! You can prepare a big batch of this and keep it in storage for later use. Here’s what you should do; Melt ½ cup virgin coconut oil and add equal parts of coffee powder to it. Pour this into individual ice molds and let it rest for a couple of hours until it becomes solid.Then later if you need to use the scrub, just pop one of the mold and rub it over your stretch marks. Leave it on for ten minutes and make sure you completely rinse it.
5. Coffee- Aloe Vera Scrub
Growing your own aloe vera for sure reaps good benefits. Well-known for being rich in vitamin E and C
and an excellent booster of your skin’s elasticity due to its collagen production. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the fresh gel from the inside. To 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel, add 2 tbsps of coffee powder. Rub this mixture over your stretch marks until the gel is fully absorbed. Leave it on for a few minutes and then give it a good old wash off.
6. Coffee-Shea Butter Scrub
This will be a holy grail if you want to annihilate all your dry skin woes! If you are looking for a natural moisturizer aside from the popular coconut oil, shea butter will do just that.Preparation needs melted 2 tbsps of shea butter and mix with 2 tbsps of coffee powder. Massage this into your skin for 5 minutes and leave it on for 15 minutes so your skin can absorb it. It has been an old remedy to treat cuts and scars. You can scrub this mixture on your stretch marks a couple times a week. It will definitely give you that stretch mark-free baby soft skin.
7. Coffee-Yogurt Scrub
Yogurt is so universally healthy and convenient, that adding this as an item on the list will surely broaden your option. Making sure you get a quarter of greek yogurt, Add 2 tablespoons of coffee powder into it. You can also squeeze half a lemon into the combo. Applying this paste all over those stretch marks and leaving it for 10 minutes, and eventually massaging it in in circular motions for about 5 minutes and wash off, will help naturally exfoliate dead skin and aids new cells to grow.Lemon works in terms of fading scars and pigmentation.
8. Just Plain Coffee
All the other scrubs mentioned above have their own specific effects on your stretch marks. However, the truth is that coffee is powerful enough to work effectively all on its own. Even without having anything else on hand, it will do you just fine. Mix some coffee powder with just enough warm water to make a paste. Massage this over your stretch marks for 5 minutes and let it rest for 10 more minutes before washing off.
WHo says body scrubs should be expensive? Coffee has always been around and the cost wouldn’t hurt your budget drastically. We hope you can put all these DIY scrubs to good use. How blessed are we to have coffee!