A Coffee Refreshment For Your Skin

BY Bc. Veronika Krejsová (Součková)

Coffee lovers look forward to the daily awakening of their senses with a cup of their favourite espresso, cappuccino, or otherwise prepared caffeinated beverage. However, you don’t just have to enjoy coffee’s stimulating effects by drinking it. Coffee beans also have a beneficial effect on your skin.

One of the easiest ways to give the best to our skin is to use the ingredients which we regularly have at home. For most of us, coffee is without a doubt one of these ingredients.

Which part of skincare do you consider the most important? Nowadays, we have all kinds of ways to clean the skin and further nourish it at hand.

My favourite home wellness procedure would definitely be coffee peeling. The peeling cleanses the skin beautifully so that it’s bright and smooth even several days after. All you need to do after the peeling is to nurture the skin with your favourite moisturizer.

 I did try using already-infused coffee and I have to say, it didn’t have the effects of a fresh one, which energizes you only by its scent.

For better effect, I recommend mixing the coffee with coarse-grained salt and your favourite oil. Apply this peeling to your whole body in the shower – from the face to the feet. A gentler massage is better on the face. If your skin is dry, use sugar instead of salt or leave this ingredient out altogether. I myself do suffer from dry skin but I love this peeling. I am still careful with the salt when it comes to face peeling.

Coffee peeling for smooth skin:

  • 1 tbsp of ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp of coarse-grained salt
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp of warm water

Plus: a clean 50 – 100 ml glass jar with a lid  

Take the mixture in your palm and massage it into your wet skin in the shower. The peeling is suitable for a massage of tired feet, the whole body and even the face.

We recommend using this peeling once a week.

GS tip: For sensitive skin, we recommend using ground salt. If you have dry skin, you can add a little oil (hemp, linseed, jojoba or olive). I have to say that my skin has never known anything better. I use the scrub in the shower because I’m probably clumsy, so it gets everywhere so I lather it all over myself and then rinse it off. The energy rush from the coffee really sets in even after applying it to my skin. Seriously! My skin is clean, slightly oily and full of energy.


  • Bc. Veronika Krejsová (Součková)

    She graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Czech Agricultural University. She has tried working in various companies as well as studying abroad. For a few years now, she’s been doing freelance work on various projects as a copywriter and social networking administrator. She also devotes herself to her family, her dog and spends her time outdoors more.


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