For the past few weeks, I've been trying to figure out ways to cost effectively maintain my skin without having to buy expensive acne and cleanser products. I've tried pro-activ, I've tried murad, and I've also tried over the counter brands like Nuetrogena, and Almay. They all worked well for me. My skin changes seasonally so each season I have to try something new.
This time, I've been reading about coffee. You see, I really enjoy drinking coffee and in the past, I've heard that the coffee grounds after a brew can be used for potting soil. I remember picking up bags and bags of Starbucks coffee grounds and bringing them home for my mom to use. She never used them.
Well, hubby and I have the Verismo coffee maker and I saved the pods so that I can re-use them again. Well, while I was researching on natural and use what you got at home recipes for the face, I saw that coffee grounds can be used for other things besides soil and drinking.
You can can use it on your skin! If you use a teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of used coffee grounds, you can use it as a fresh facial scrub on your face! I love the smell of coffee so it was so nice. The honey that's mixed in moisturizes the skin. Often times, I'll use products that have salicyc acid or benzoin in it and it would dry out my skin. Then, when I would use a moisturizer with SPF, it would just make my skin oily and then I would break out somewhere else.
So far, this regimen has not. I've used it day and night and it's kept my face clean and acne free (for now at least - I hope longer!) For the acne scars, I'm using lemon or kalamansi to lighten it. I use a q-tip and dunk it in the juice I squeezed out and apply it to the areas that darkened. So far, so good.
Give it a try and tell me what your experience is like! Don't throw those left over coffee grounds just yet u too you try this.