5 Ways to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine With Coffee Grounds...Really!

To celebrate the addition of Brooklyn Roasting Company's fair trade and/or Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, to the Modavanti Home section (check it out here), we have been on a coffee DIY binge.  We've listed our favorite tricks below.

 

1. 100% Natural, Non-Toxic Dye

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Image Credit: WikiHow

Ready to be creative?  Boil water and coffee grounds and allow fabric, paper, yarn, feathers, etc. (basically anything!) to steep.  You'll end up with a beautiful natural ecru/beige color and the peace of mind that no chemicals were used.

 

2. Kiss Cellulite Goodbye...?  

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Image Credit: MichellePhan

Although there is no scientifically proven cellulite treatment, celebrities swear by this unlikely home beauty treatment.  Mix an egg white with the used coffee grounds from your morning cup of joe and warm in the microwave.  Slather the mixture on your problem areas and tightly wrap in saran wrap.  It may be goopy, but at least is cheep and non-toxic... Whatever works!  Right?!? 

 

3. Brunette Refresher

Image Credit: Hair Studio LDK

Image Credit: Hair Studio LDK

It's the middle of winter and your hard fought summer highlights are starting to fade.  Lucky, coffee grounds are a great way for brunettes and dark red heads to refresh their color on the cheep (and chemical free).  Simply steep grounds in hot water and pour through your hair for super shiny, healthy locks!

 

4. Exfoliation, Anyone?

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Image Credit: The Blonde Abroad

Winter wreaks havoc on your skin.  Coffee grounds make a fantastic exfoliator, all while increasing blood flow and promoting tighter healthier skin.  Simply mix this morning's grounds with mineral oil or vitamin E oil and apply with a loofa. 

 

5. Coffee Tan

Image Credit: Huffington Post

Image Credit: Huffington Post

The dangers of tanning are well documented and spray tans can end up making you look like an Oompa-Loompa, so why not try coffee instead?  Simply spread a mixture of coffee and warm water over your skin and the pigments in the coffee will naturally darken your skin.

 

For more crazy coffee ideas check this out.

Jesse Ayala

New York, New York, USA

Developing social good and value-adding products, Ayala seeks to enhance culture and behavior through experiences that address both macro- and micro-level problems. This mantra has led Ayala down an non-traditional career path, linking fashion, technology, performance art, media, education, community building, and design. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy. Ayala is the co-founder and Creative Director of Modavanti.com.