While we all love, and sometimes absolutely need a good cup of joe in the morning, the uses of coffee have recently been shown to go further than just a caffeine boost. Coffee is enjoying the spotlight for the many health benefits that its high antioxidant content provides. In fact, recent research shows that coffee contains more antioxidants than cranberries.
Antioxidants are a crucial ingredient in maintaining and improving your skin’s health and appearance. These little guys help our bodies fight free radicals that we ingest or that surround us naturally in the environment. Antioxidants have been proven to help the body fight cancer and minimize skin aging. Thus the protective properties of the antioxidants in coffee are evidence of its potential to tighten and smooth your skin. Thus, coffee is used as a primary ingredient in many topical skin solutions, like Kona Body Scrub, to improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
Follow the simple steps below to fully tap into the benefits of this powerful ingredient.
- Apply Kona Body Scrub to areas of your body that have stretch marks or other scarring. Massage in the solution and allow it to rest on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes. If you want to further enhance the coffee’s effects, apply a warm steaming towel to stimulate the skin of the affected areas and open your pores for better absorption.
- Remove the scrub with a damp cloth.
- Thoroughly moisturize the skin where you applied the scrub. You stand to best minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scarring if you keep your skin well hydrated. Once your skin is clean of the scrub, dry it completely and apply a moisturizer, as well as any essential oils you may prefer.
- Repeat the Kona treatment daily. The appearance of scarring is caused by damaged collagen fibers. These cannot be rebuilt in just one day. The Kona process must be repeated daily for at least two weeks for visible improvements in your skin.