You’ve seen the power of a cup of joe: All it takes is a few sips to bring you back from the Walking Dead. Happily, it’s a perker-upper for skin and hair, too. The coffee bean is rich in stimulating caffeine and polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants. When used topically, it can brighten skin, ease puffiness and soothe inflammation. Get your fix with one of these DIY treatment.
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1. Body scrub
An exfoliator with caffeine helps reduce a dimpled appearance by temporarily deflating fat cells.
DIY it: Stir up a skin-renewing body scrub with 1 cup coffee grounds and 1/2 cup sugar. Add 1 cup hydrating coconut oil and mix well. In the shower, massage the mixture onto wet skin using circular motions and strong pressure; rinse off and pat dry.