Women without a single stretch mark on their body are rumored to exist, but are probably just urban legends. Puberty, pregnancy, sudden weight loss and weight gain all conspire to cover a woman’s body with stretch marks. Stretch marks are completely normal and almost every woman has them. They’re a mark of the journey your body has been through, so there’s no reason to be ashamed of them. If, however, you do wish you could wear a swimsuit without showing them off to the world, coffee might be your best weapon. Caffeine in coffee rejuvenates the skin and increases blood circulation. These eight coffee scrubs use completely natural ingredients to help fade your stretch marks over time.
1. Coffee-Yogurt Scrub
Add 2 tablespoons of coffee powder to a quarter cup of greek yogurt, along with the juice of half a lemon. Apply this paste all over your stretch marks and leave on for 10 minutes. Then massage in
2. Coffee-Brown Sugar Scrub
This coffee and brown sugar scrub is as effective as it is delicious. Add 2 tbsps each of coffee powder and brown sugar, along with 1 tbsp of olive oil and juice from half a lemon. Rub this gently over your stretch marks for 5 minutes. Be careful not to rub too vigorously or you might cause tiny tears in your skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off.
3. Coffee-Cinnamon Scrub
This scrub smells like your favorite cinnamon latte and is a wonderful exfoliant. Mix 2 tbsps of coffee powder with 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Cinnamon increases blood
4. Coffee-Shea Butter Scrub
This recipe will scrub away all your dry skin woes. Melt 2 tbsps of shea butter and mix with 2 tbsps of coffee powder. Massage this into your skin for 5 minutes and leave it on for 15 minutes so your skin can absorb it. Shea butter is one of the best natural moisturizers out there. It has also long been used to treat old cuts and scars. Using this scrub a couple times a week will make your skin stretch mark-free and baby soft.
5. Coffee-Vitamin E Wrap
This scrub is left on overnight so your skin
6. Coffee-Aloe Vera Scrub
Cut open an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the fresh gel from the inside. This gel is the most nourishing part of the aloe vera plant. It’s rich in vitamin E and C which boosts your skin’s collagen production, making it more elastic. To 1 tbsp of aloe
7. Coffee-Coconut Oil Scrub
The best part about this scrub is that you can make a big batch of it in advance and then store it until you need to use it. Melt ½ cup virgin coconut oil and add equal parts of coffee powder to it. Pour this into individual ice moulds and let it rest for a couple of hours until it solidifies. Whenever you need to use the scrub, just pop one of the mould and rub it over your stretch marks. Leave it on for ten minutes and then wash off.
8. Plain Coffee Scrub