PICK ME UP

Just like a cup of coffee will wake you up in the morning, coffee grounds can do the same for your skin. Here, The Spa at Park Hyatt Doha sponsors OHLALA’s DIY beauty tip for December.


I f you refuse to start your day without that double-shot-no-foam latte, you already know that coffee is the ultimate pick-me-up. But did you know your favourite morning beverage is much more than that? Coffee has long been celebrated for its beauty-boosting abilities and often used as an all-natural alternative to your average body scrubs. But before we get into the DIY recipe, let’s talk about how coffee scrubs benefit your skin. From exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties to improved circulation, tightened skin, and the reduction of cellulite, coffee gives a smoother appearance overall. And did you know that coffee grounds even prevent ageing through UV rays as they have a protective effect on the skin? If you’re looking for a reason to upgrade your beauty routine, you’ve found one.

OHLALA’S COFFEE SCRUB RECIPE:

You need half a cup of organic ground coffee, half a cup of organic brown coconut sugar, half a cup of organic extra virgin coconut oil (melted), and one tablespoon of organic ground cinnamon. Put all the ingredients in a jar and combine – et voilà! And if you want to leave your coffee scrub in the shower, opt for a jar that is both airtight and waterproof. For best results, use the coffee scrub every day for two weeks while you’re in the shower. Rub it on and scrub in circular motions, especially in the areas you want to work on, always scrubbing towards your heart. Leave it on for roughly five minutes before you rinse it off your body. Happy scrubbing!

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