A lot has been said about the beauty benefits of coffee. And no, we’re not talking about drinking it. We’re talking about rubbing it allll over your body and smelling like an espresso in the process—which is totally a good thing in our books. But what makes coffee scrub so good for you and why are people ‘gramming themselves covered in the stuff? We chat to the guys at frank body all about the stuff and why you should consider adding it to your beauty routine.
So, what does a coffee scrub do?
The texture and consistency of ground and roasted Robusta coffee beans exfoliates the skin and helps to remove dry and flaky skin. They’re also known to increase circulation, which can help treat skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis.
The simple version? It makes babes feel great.
Do they actually work?
We wouldn’t have sold over 1 million of them if they didn’t. After using frank body scrub just once, skin immediately feels smoother and softer to touch. Many of our customers with varying skincare problems—from dry skin and stretch marks, cellulite to acne and psoriasis or eczema—have seen results after using our coffee-based products.
Head to the Instagram account @frankfeedback for before and after pics and see what all the fuss is about. It’s what we like to call #thefrankeffect.
What’s the ingredient in coffee that makes the magic happen?
Simply, it’s the caffeine. It stimulates blood flow, which can aid in collagen production, it is high in antioxidants which target free-radicals and it has the same pH level as skin so it won’t dry you out.
What are some other benefits of coffee scrubs?
Getting dirty with your +1 is always fun. #coupleswhoscrub
How often should I use a coffee scrub?
We recommend 2-3 times per week, followed by our Body Balm or Body Cream—especially when treating pesky skin conditions such as acne, scarring, eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks and cellulite. We also recommend using our Creamy Face Scrub, which has a finer grind of coffee in it and some additional ingredients such as Kaolin Clay and Bamboo to keep your other set of cheeks looking babe’n.
What’s the best way to apply a coffee scrub?
To get the most benefits from your coffee scrub, first get your bod damp in a warm shower—it opens the hair follicles which helps the caffeine stimulate your blood flow. Apply the scrub in circular motions and systematically work through the different areas of your body, giving extra love to drier areas such as elbows, knees and heels... And of course, your booty.
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