Not only do coffee grounds make for inexpensive exfoliation, but the caffeine in fresh grounds provides other skin benefits, like reducing puffy eyes. Coffee will cleanse and exfoliate, firm and tighten skin, and even give you an energy boost.
Fairly common and easy to find, Bentonite clay is made of volcanic ash and can be extremely effective in pulling out toxins and impurities from the skin. Your skin will be as soft as a baby’s behind after a clay mask! Check out our guide to clays to find the best fit for your skin type.
ENERGIZING MOCHA MUD MASK
- 1 teaspoon finely ground coffee
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon Bentonite clay
- Combine ingredients in a non-metal bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon.
- Add enough water to make a smooth paste.
- Apply to face and chest with clean hands.
- Relax for 15 minutes. If the clay dries before 15 minutes go ahead and remove mask.
- Rinse mask and gently massage coffee into skin to exfoliate.