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A body scrub that will turn your bathroom into a five-star spa

By now, you’ve likely figured out a skincare routine that works for you. While cleansing and moisturizing is key to keeping your skin soft and supple, a full body scrub is an essential step that should pop into your regimen at least a couple of times in a week, for its pampering wonders, giving your body a true chance to emerge at its glistening best.

Treat yourself to a coffee-based body scrub you can make at home, in minutes.

The Ingredients:

– ¼ cup ground coffee (rich in antioxidants, helps fight cellulite)

– 1.4 cup brown sugar (a gentle exfoliating agent)

– 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil (healing, moisturizing)

– 3 Vitamin E capsules (a powerful antioxidant and major fighter of UV damage and free radicals)

– 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil (optional, but preferred)

Prep and Treat:

1. To prepare the treatment, mix all ingredients together to create an even-looking paste.

2. Jump in the shower and cleanse your skin, to prepare the skin surface for the mild yet powerful exfoliating wonders to take effect.

3. Gently massage the mixture onto your skin, in circular motions. Take your time. The treatment itself should not take about 10 minutes, ensuring that you’ve spent 1-2 minutes on each section of the body. Use light pressure, as to feel that the mixture is doing its job.

4. Finally, wash the mixture off, using lukewarm water.

5. We recommend you use this wondrous body scrub 2 times a week and see how your skin feels following each treatment. You may modify the dosage of the ingredients, in order to achieve the desired effect. If you feel that your skin is craving more nourishing than exfoliation, up the level of the oil and hold back a bit of the coffee.

6. The essential lavender oil is rich in antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, while the aroma is famous for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

7. Thus, the scrub may be best used in the evening, when you feel the need to unwind while giving your skin a healthy makeover it deserves.