Perfect weather to use a coffee body scrub - only the incessant rains make it impossible to step out of the house. Travel within a distance of about 20 mins from home is the safest in Mumbai's lashing rains.
So I did the next best thing - make some at home. Here's how
|coffee beans from Bru World Cafe|
Milk Powder - 1 sachet or half a spoonful
Any Body wash in complementary smell (eg Vanilla, Oats etc)
Mortal & pestel
1. Pound the beans in the mortal and pestel (takes around 20 minutes).
2. Add the Milk powder (helps to soften skin)
3. Pack in air tight container.
This makes enough for about 6-7 washes.
|the final scrub - my coffee vanilla concoction|
If you don't have coffee beans, even regular nescafe would do. Just mix equal amount of coffee powder with sugar granules and use it instead of the mixture above.
In case you don't have milk powder, then just grind the coffee beans by themself and pack them. When preparing the scrub, instead of water add hot milk instead. You could also add a spoonful of honey if you have dry skin to make it more decadent.
This scrub left my skin very soft, and I think it makes a very nice weekly treat, it is also good for those days when you are feeling sluggish and feel the need for a boost.
How do you use coffee in your skincare?