Baby it is COLD outside here in Whistler British Columbia and as much as we love snow we are also dreaming of warm beach getaways. You know the feeling of the sun on your face and the sweet sea breeze in your hair. At Wild Bella we understand that it can be a bit daunting heading from a wintery wonderland (where if you wanted to, you really could avoid shaving/waxing your legs for almost four months) to a summer holiday on the beach where you are about to strut your stuff girl. Did you know that coffee can help to keep your skin looking tight, bright and beach ready? Here's why:
Coffee is a natural antioxidant and researchers have found that even spent coffee grounds (which is what we use in our scrubs) is abundant in polyphenol antioxidants which may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Antioxidants are found in many foods, including fruits, vegetables and of course coffee. These are important elements that work inside the body to combat toxic free radicals which over time can lead to many chronic diseases.
Coffee also contains phytosterols, which promote moisture retention keeping your skin looking bright and it even supplies chemical-free sun protection. The caffeine actively works to reduce the appearance of cellulite. That's right, the caffeine in coffee when applied to the body works to dehydrate fatty cells to ensure that water will disappear in the surface of your skin. Using coffee as a scrub regularly helps the skin look smoother overall. So scrub away, just be sure to keep your actually coffee drinking intake to a moderate level, to be on the safe side. So shave your legs girls and start applying that coffee scrub before you go.