Stretch marks especially on the waist and legs can make you feel awkward and restrict you from wearing certain clothes that can expose it. Stretch marks are unwanted marks that are triggered due to skin stretching, weight gain or weight loss.
Stretch marks can also be caused due to old age as skin loses its elasticity. The sooner you start at treating them, the easier it is to get rid of them or lighten its appearance. Coffee is a well-known remedy for stretch marks and below is how you could use it along with its benefits:
Coffee contains caffeine that helps protect cells against the UV radiation and slows down the process of photo aging of the skin. This way, it maintains skin elasticity.
The caffeine in coffee promotes healthy blood circulation thus add a natural glow to your skin and also brightens it up lightening the stretch marks.
Caffeine in coffee can tighten skin, smooth puffiness, fight free radicals, and reduce dark spots.
Coffee grounds are loaded with anti-oxidants that help to rejuvenate the skin. Finely ground coffee works as an excellent cleanser and scrub to brighten, tighten and soften the skin.
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Coffee stretch marks scrub:
You will need –
- 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup organic honey
- 1/2 cup organic ground coffee
To make – Add 1/4 cup coconut oil along with 1/4 cup honey and 1/2 cup of ground coffee in a bowl.
Stir well and use it to scrub gently on the stretch marks for about 5 – 7 minutes.
Wait for 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Caution – Patch test before use.