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One of the most popular skin care products that you can use is a coffee scrub. In fact, you’ve likely even seen friends post pics of themselves with coffee scrubs on their faces—and you may have even wondered whether you should add one to your skin care routine. But what exactly is a coffee scrub—and how do you use one? Well, it turns out coffee scrubs can be a pretty useful skin care product for various skin types, including oily skin and dry skin. Keep reading to learn all about this type of face scrub, what its benefits are, and how to exfoliate skin with one.
A coffee scrub is basically what you think it is: a face scrub formulated with coffee. To get more specific, coffee scrubs are a type of mechanical exfoliation—that means they physically remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface through the act of sloughing your skin. With a coffee scrub, finely-ground coffee particles are used to do the exfoliating.
As with all face scrubs, a coffee scrub can help exfoliate the surface of your skin of dulling dead skin cell buildup, leaving you with a complexion that looks more radiant. And, just as drinking coffee can help make you feel more energized, when used in skin care products, coffee can help energize the look of your skin. (That’s why it makes sense that you tend to see eye creams formulated with caffeine, as your under-eye area can be a dead giveaway that you’re tired.)
How often you should exfoliate with a coffee scrub depends. Typically, it’s a good idea to start off by exfoliating once a week to see how your skin responds, and then work your way up to doing so two or three times a week.
Stay tuned for a coffee scrub coming from L’Oréal Paris later in 2018—and in the meantime, here are three other face scrubs we recommend you give a try.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub: This face scrub leaves skin feeling softer and smoother and looking more refined. Immediately, skin feels smooth and comforted, while skin feels nourished with continued use over time.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub: This face scrub effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities from the surface of skin and polishes away dead skin. With continued use over time, pores look tighter, unclogged, and less visible.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub: This face scrub gives skin a glowing appearance immediately and leaves skin feeling baby-soft, smooth, and comforted with continued use over time.
To use any of the above face scrubs, smooth a small amount onto dry skin. Then, gently massage the face scrub into your skin with wet fingers and rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use your chosen face scrub three times a week for best results.
Editor’s tip: Make sure to follow up exfoliation with a moisturizer, as skin hydration is key in helping to maintain the appearance of beautiful skin. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are all formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration.
Now you know exactly what a coffee scrub is and how to add it to your skin care routine. For your next skin care lesson, it’s time to learn about another trendy skin care product: cica cream. Head on over to our article What Is Cica Cream? to get the rundown.