Grind It Out!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t make it through the day without at least one cup a’ joe. I’m useless without my caffeine.

Surprise, surprise! The fact that I’m an avid coffee maker and drinker might be a good thing (see mom, and you thought drinking coffee in middle school would do nothing but stunt my growth!). Dermatologists have found that the caffeine in coffee dehydrates fat cells, tightens pores and exfoliates away dead skin. Some scientists even claim that caffeine applied on the skin may be able to protect against sunburns.

Try these coffee-pumped products the next time you need a pick-me-up:

-For Body…NYAKIO KENYAN COFFEE AND SUGAR BODY SCRUB, $48, nordstrom.com (pictured above)

-For Face…TOPIX REPLENIX CREAM, $54 skinstore.com

-For Eyes…ORIGINS NO PUFFERY, $20, origins.com

Or, take a cue from the estheticians at the Four Seasons Hotel Spa in Costa Rica by applying the grinds directly on troublesome hips and thighs in the shower – the grinds work to increase circulation in minimize cellulite.

More of a tea-drinker? Oolong has it’s beauty benefits, too. I’ll fill you in next time.


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