5 homemade beauty products using coffee beans

Get creative with your skin care routine and start using coffee beans to brighten up your complexion, make your hair more shiny and reduce under eye shadows.

1. Coffee bean hair shine
Before you shampoo your hair, massage in a handful of ground coffee beans to your wet hair, rinse and wash your hair as usual. Surprisingly, the coffee beans work by removing any build up of products and will leave your hair feeling irresistibly smooth, soft and silky. However, if you have bleached or blonde hair, the coffee beans could temporarily darken the tone so be careful.

2. Exfoliating scrub with coffee beans
Forget expensive body scrubs – gather together your coffee bean supplies and make your own skin exfoliator with ground coffee beans, sugar and olive oil (or a base oil of your choice). You can then experiment and use different essential oils if you don’t want your skin to smell of coffee beans.

3. Chocolate coffee face mask
Many skin care products use caffeine as a main ingredient as coffee beans are great for your skin. Use ground coffee beans mixed with cocoa, honey and yoghurt to create a yummy coffee bean face mask. Leave the mixture on your face for 10 minutes, wash and pat dry.

4. Coffee beans for cellulite
Use ground coffee beans mixed with warm water and olive oil, then apply generously to your cellulite and wrap up with cling film. Leave the mixture on your skin for 10-15 minutes and wash off. If this seems too messy, you could just make the coffee exfoliating scrub and use some cellulite cream that contains caffeine.

5. Coffee beans for tired eyes
Mix ground coffee beans, honey, aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil together and then apply the mixture generously to the delicate area around your eyes. When used regularly, you should see the bags under your eyes start to brighten and the puffiness reduced.