Did you know that your favorite morning beverage can actually be used as a powerful beauty elixir? Coffee, when applied topically, has the ability to not only leave you with a glowing complexion, but also help reduce cellulite!

What I like to do is take my leftover coffee grounds [after the coffee’s already been brewed] and combine them with honey. This mixture can be then be used as a scrub on both the face and body. Just apply as you would a normal scrub, exfoliate and rinse when complete.

Even though this mixture only contains two ingredients, they are both “super ingredients” loaded with tons of benefits: Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory and purifying agent. It both moisturizes and softens the skin, and in this case, it also functions as a good “glue” for the mixture. Coffee, too, does a number of things for the skin. When applied topically, the caffeine and antioxidants work to tighten and energize skin while also promoting circulation. This gives it the ability to smooth out skin and reduce that hated cellulite. It has also been known to reduce varicose veins as the result of its ability to shrink blood vessels.

The drink that wakes you up each morning can wake your skin up in wonderful ways, too! : ) Have you ever tried a coffee scrub?