POSTED: 2 Oct 2018

Skin Brightening Coffee Scrub

For the caffeine fanatics out there, yesterday was a national celebration of all things coffee. We thought what better way to show our appreciation than to concoct our very own homemade body coffee scrub. It has just 3 natural ingredients, no added chemicals, and a crazily fuss-free recipe!

Beauty does not have to be complicated. Nor does it have to be overly expensive. With a dash of creativity and resourcefulness, you can find the perfect ingredients in your own home to give your skin a well-deserved refresher. Coffee is packed full of antioxidants. Perfect for helping our cells natural defences against the many pollutants we all encounter, especially in the heart of bustling London.

It also increases blood circulation which leads to healthier more energised skin. As a natural exfoliant, coffee also helps smooth out your complexion for a brighter more radiant look. When combined with honey and coconut oil, both of which have great anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, this mix will help soothe and restore moister to dehydrated skin.


1 tbsp of ground coffee

1 tbsp of organic coconut oil

1 tbsp of honey

It really is as simple as combining the three. This mixture can be applied to any area of the skin, not just the face. Be sure to cleanse with warm water first, and keep the skin slightly wet. Massage in circular motions.

Watch out for more Autumn Beauty

Look forward to more intelligent chat, skincare and beauty advice in the coming weeks. We have a couple of great articles coming your way including how best to care for your skin during the weather change, and also an exclusive on the brand new aesthetic treatments coming to the UK.

We will be sharing more on our favourite beauty trends this season, and introducing our newest member of staff.  Let us know in the comments below what you think of today’s post and if you give it a try then tag us on Instagram (@cityskinclinic) or Facebook (@cityskinclinicLdn).

What next?

Don’t forget to check out our Skin Food Saturday posts for delicious recipes for spicy tuna and squash fishcakes, creamy avocado truffles and pineapple breakfast smoothie.

Over here if you’re wondering whether it’s worth adding Vitamin C to your skincare routine (the answer is YES!).

Check out our skincare routine pages for how to create your own easy bespoke skincare regimens for oily skin, ageing skin, combination skin, dry skin and acne-prone skin.

Authored by:

Dr Amel Ibrahim
Aesthetic Doctor & Medical Director
Founder City Skin Clinic
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Associate Member of British Association of Body Sculpting GMC Registered - 7049611

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