Coffee scrubs are a mainstay in the skincare industry, exfoliating dead skin cells to produce clearer skin. Contrary to popular belief, anyone can use them. No matter what your skin type, if you find a coffee scrub with the right ingredients, you can benefit from its properties. The right ingredients will include a combination of exfoliating and moisturizing ingredients with organic caffeine to plump the skin, increase circulation, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Experts say the best way to use coffee scrubs is under the shower when your skin is already wet, for lasting moisture.
Here is the downside: when coffee scrubs go down the drain, they can clog your pipes. Even if you purchase a fine-grain scrub, it will eventually mix with the oil and other debris in your pipes and create a solid mass. This will result in expensive plumbing repairs, as name-brand pipe cleaners cannot break down coagulated coffee grounds.
So, what do you do when you want to exfoliate with your favorite Life’s Butter Coffee Scrub? Read on for our step-by-step instructions on how to use coffee scrubs under the shower.
Coffee Scrub Routine by Skin Type
Your skin type is contingent on your exfoliating routine.
If you have…
Oily skin: you are susceptible to blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, excess oil production, and congested pores. As a result, experts suggest exfoliating three times a week.
Combination skin shares many conditions of oily skin types, so experts also recommend exfoliating thrice weekly.
Dry Skin: your skin demands moisture. The moisturizing ingredients found in most coffee scrub exfoliators (such as shea butter and coconut oil found in Life’s Butter Coffee Scrubs) can smooth and soften skin while removing dead skin cells. It is recommended to use a coffee scrub exfoliant at least once a week if you have dry skin.
Acne Prone Skin: prone to breakouts and pimples (not just the face, but also the chest, upper back, and shoulders), you need an effective scrub to kill the bacteria in your skin and regulate excess sebum. Experts recommend exfoliating twice weekly – if your acne is less severe, you can exfoliate at most three times a week.
Normal Skin: you may not need special care, as your skin is not dry, oily, or acne-prone. Nevertheless, you can benefit from coffee scrubs when your skin needs exfoliation. Common signs to look for include dull-looking skin, clogged pores, breakouts, and textured skin. If you want to keep these problems at bay, consider exfoliating twice a week.
How to Exfoliate Under the Shower
When exfoliating with coffee scrubs under the shower, your first step must be to seal off your shower drain with a bathtub drain stopper. One of the best is a silicone drain stopper. You can also use an old-fashioned mesh shower drain cover.
After your drain is properly sealed to prevent damage, continue your full-body exfoliation in this order:
Take a Warm Shower
The warmer, the better. The steam from a warm shower helps open pores so all the goodness from the coffee scrub can absorb deep and work more effectively.
Target all the areas affected with stretch marks and cellulite. The most common areas are:
But this will vary from person to person.
The effective ingredients in coffee scrubs are guaranteed to work, but it will take time. Follow the schedule for your skin type and rub the coffee granules into your skin for several seconds, allowing it to absorb into the skin for a few minutes before rinsing.
And don’t stop once you see results!
If you want to keep cellulite and stretch marks faded, coffee scrub exfoliation must be a staple in your skincare routine.
Follow Up with a Moisturizer
Our coffee scrubs contain moisturizing ingredients to replenish the skin, but we still recommended that you follow up with a moisturizer, such as Life’s Butter anti-cellulite cream, which is packed with antioxidants and extracts to nourish and soothe skin, while mitigating any side effects caused by the exfoliator.
Wait for Results
You will notice a change after your first use – your skin will be soft and smooth as new skin cells replace the dead skin cells exfoliated by the coffee scrubs. Still, consistency is key. A full-body coffee scrub is just like any other exfoliator and may take up to two months to show significant results. Even after that two-month mark, we recommend continual use for lasting effects.