For many of us, coffee isn’t just a drink of choice. It’s a way of life. There's nothing like that first caffeine boost in the morning. But did you know coffee could actually work wonders for your beard?
We know, it all sounds a little much. Coffee for your beard? Really? Hear us out.
There are so many over-the-counter skin care products that swear they’re the best, but most of them are chock-full of chemicals and artificial fragrances that harm your skin. Men's products are no different. There are plenty of beard products targeted toward men that might sound great, but they strip your skin of natural oils and bacteria. This leaves your facial hair brittle and your skin dry and prone to more breakouts.
So, how do you combat this and still keep your skin looking fresh and clean? Organic products, my friend. Coffee is one of the best natural exfoliators in existence. The more you use a good coffee scrub, the better your life will be. Yes, we take skin care that seriously.
What Does a Coffee Body Scrub Do?
Coffee body scrubs rose to fame in recent years because of the all-natural craze. Don't get us wrong, we're here for it. Organic products are better for everyone. Consumers get higher quality products and the Earth gets a break from mass pollution. It's a win-win. But the only problem with this rise of attention is an influx of products that aren't as good as they claim to be.
All that white noise from competing brands can make you want to just say screw it and grab a bar of soap. But you don't have to go that sad, sad route. We've done the research AND work for you. All you have to do is sit back and learn about all the benefits of coffee scrub. You're welcome.
We recently dropped our very own Bearded Chap Organic Coffee Scrub. It's made from a robust blend of Peruvian virgin coffee grounds, rosehip, argan and other essential oils that moisturize, exfoliate and nourish your skin all at once.
This is a total body coffee scrub filled with all-natural goodness. Check it out in the shop if you're interested.
Do Body Scrubs Actually Work?
Like most men, you've probably only heard of body scrubs in passing conversation. It's not exactly something you discuss over pints with the boys. But the truth is that men's skin care products are incredibly underrated and underused. We aim to change that. Body scrubs, at least the good ones, can be a fantastic part of your beard and skin care routine. They eliminate build-up of excess oil and bacteria through exfoliation without completely stripping your skin bare.
Healthy skin that's moisturized grows better facial hair and generally looks more refreshed and invigorated. This isn't a women-only thing. Every man can benefit from taking better care of his skin. Using a coffee scrub is just one way to extend the benefits of coffee way beyond caffeine.
Do Body Scrubs Actually Work?
If you use them properly, yes! It's kind of hard not to use a scrub properly. Just start rubbing it over your skin. Apply some pressure where it feels good, but avoid scrubbing your skin raw as this can lead to increased rather than reduced irritation.
In addition to their base, coffee scrubs also contain nourishing, hydrating ingredients like organic oil. Combined, using a coffee scrub can do everything from improve blood flow to reduce the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks and acne. It's rich with healing ingredients that naturally replenish and restore your skin.
Coffee Scrub Benefits for Your Beard
You're likely here because you have a beard or want to grow one. Coffee scrubs might sound nice and all, but you want the real deal on how they affect your facial hair. The answer lies in exfoliation, which is one of the most essential and powerful things you can do to improve the quality of your beard.
Dr. Anthony Rossi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, breaks down the ideal skin care routine for a healthy beard in three steps.
Using a good beard shampoo can help keep the hair naturally shiny. Regular shampoos tend to strip the hair from its natural oil, leaving it dry and more prone to breaking. That rough, wiry look is hard to combat if your products are damaging the hair follicles. Getting the right shampoo for your facial hair is an important first step.
You'll also want to ensure that you're using a designated face scrub and/or cleanser that's suitable for your skin type. You should always opt for products that are as natural as possible and don't include any added fragrances; the chemicals in these cleansers often act as irritants, clogging pores and causing redness. A coffee face scrub is extremely natural, but some of the oils may irritate sensitive skin. Check the ingredients of every product and always apply it to a small test area before lathering up.
A good rule of thumb is to apply a pinch of face scrub behind your ear. If you notice any redness, itching or irritation, it's not a good idea to use it on the rest of your face. This method works for most face and skin care products, so keep it in mind as you explore all your options. If you need more advice on a great beard care and grooming routine, we've put together a list of top products for you.
For lads with acne-prone skin, an all-natural beard balm can keep your facial hair silky smooth without aggravating your pores. For those with dry skin and beard hair, beard oil can work wonders and not only hydrates and moisturises your beard but also the skin underneath.
Avoid any harsh exfoliating products that leave your skin raw; moisturizing after you wash is good, but it can actually lead to clogged pores if your products are too harsh for your skin. You want a natural, healthy glow rather than harsh redness.
Regular brushing, combing and trimming promote healthy beard hair growth. Using the right tools can also reduce skin irritation and ensure your skin isn't taking any extra damage when you care for your beard. Beard grooming, even if you only have stubble, ensures that your facial hair is always healthy and strong.
Coffee Scrub Benefits For Body
We've covered the major health benefits of using a coffee scrub, but here's a more in-depth list of potential benefits of using coffee scrubs for your entire body.
Inflammation is a process that your body undergoes to protect itself from injury or infection. This is a natural defense mechanism that's incredibly useful, but it can get out of hand. Coffee scrubs can reduce redness and swelling, leaving your skin smoother and healthier. It can also be a natural combatant to breakouts if you're acne-prone.
A good coffee scrub improves the flow of blood through your veins. The benefits of good blood circulation are vast, ranging from improved heart, lung and muscle function to a boosted immune system. You're less likely to contract diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and your body is more likely to rid itself of toxins and waste that can cause health problems.
Drinking coffee can increase circulation, and scrubbing with coffee grounds can improve blood flow even more. This helps you enjoy total body wellness in addition to a more youthful, energized look.
There are also coffee scrub benefits for your beard that shouldn't go without mention. Clearing dead skin cells through exfoliation prevents clogged pores, which in turn allow healthier hair growth. When you're trying to grow out your beard, a good skin care routine is paramount. Use a coffee scrub to keep the skin beneath your facial hair healthy.
Coffee Scrub Benefits For Face
Moving upwards, your face can also benefit from a good coffee scrub with coffee grounds. There will likely be reduced puffiness and swelling around the eyes, which can help you look more awake and refreshed throughout the day. The overall texture of your skin will drastically improve. For men who have never used a designated face scrub, the benefits will be even more noticeable.
The general roughness that comes from natural dead skin cell build-up will be gone. You'll have to avoid the temptation to constantly stroke your face in public. It's hard, but the super-smooth complexion you'll have is worth the struggle.
You may also notice that coffee scrubs soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. Because coffee grounds are so good at scraping away dead skin, they easily remove excess layers and let the naturally healthier, younger-looking skin shine. Regularly using a coffee face scrub also reduces the turnover rate of your skin cells, which prevents wrinkles and lines from appearing for longer.
Can Body Scrub Remove Dark Spots?
Coffee scrub can help remove dark circles by removing dead skin cells. This can lead to natural lightening that can reduce the appearance of any dark spots and even scars. Your overall skin quality will improve through scrubbing. This leads to a more even skin tone, which is especially noticeable among men who have sun spots.
Coffee Scrub Recipe For Healthy Skin
Coffee Scrub Ingredients
- Organic Peruvian coffee
- Raw sugar
- Organic argan oil
- Rosehip oil
- Jojoba oil
- Essential oils of your choice
How To Use Coffee Scrub For Healthy, Glowing Skin:
- Get in the shower. Shower with soap and shampoo as you normally would.
- After rinsing off, use 1-2 handfuls on your damp skin and scrub your
- body with circular motions.
- Allow your body to absorb the antioxidants and nutrients by leaving it on for 2 minutes.
- Rinse off and feel refreshed!
You can use 1-2 handfuls of your coffee scrub 2-3 times per week, 1-2 handfuls at a time. Concentrate on spots like scars, stretch marks & breakouts by scrubbing them for a longer period. Rinse off as usual.
Ready to get great skin with the Bearded Chap's new coffee scrub? Check it out and your skin and beard will thank you!