We love coffee. It's delicious, gives energy, and can be used in a variety of ways to improve your life. Who would have known that coffee can help reduce cellulite, serve as a facial scrub, reduce puffy eyes, or tint hair?! Check out these 4 DIY beauty tricks that consist of coffee and ingredients that can be found in anyone's pantry.
1. Reduce Cellulite
What you need: coffee grounds, hot water, olive oil
How to DIY: Stir together 1/4 cup of coffee grounds with three tbsp of hot water. Let it sit for a few minutes until it becomes a paste-like consistency, and mix in two tbsp of olive oil. Gently scrub the mixture onto the desired areas for two to four minutes. Lastly, rinse off.
2. Facial Scrub
What you need: coffee grounds, olive oil, storage container
How to DIY: Mix four tbsp of olive oil and six tbsp of coffee grounds to a thick mud-like consistency. Gently scrub this mixture onto your face, and then rinse. If stored properly in a container, you can keep using your facial scrub for weeks!
3. Eliminate Puffy Eyes
What you need: coffee grounds and coconut oil
How to DIY: Take coffee grounds and mix with a tsp of coconut oil. Apply the concoction underneath your eyes in a gentle, circular motion (be careful!). Let sit for ten to twenty minutes, and then rinse.
4. Tinting Hair
What you need: coffee grounds and hair (conditioner is optional)
How to DIY: There are a few methods to tint your hair a darker color.
1. The first option is to mix the coffee grounds into your conditioner. Lather the combination into your hair, let it sit for five minutes, and then wash it out.
2. Brew three cups of very strong coffee and let it cool. Once it's cooled down, dump the coffee over your hair, and rinse. It's recommended to then wash and rinse your hair again. You can do this a few times to get your hair several shades darker.