Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grounds for Exfoliation

Bonjour from Campagne Maison


Don’t throw out your morning coffee grounds until you read this!

This post relates to 2 of my 3R rules: RE-purpose and RE-cycle AND my motto: “Cheap is good, free is better”.

I read about this “smart idea” in Woman’s World magazine a few months ago and decided to give it a try. My hands are constantly being exposed to paint, caulk, and various cleaners that leave them so dry they feel like sandpaper. (I know--it’s my fault because I don’t like to work in gloves). Since I am an avid coffee drinker and love to try new things, I had to see firsthand if it worked. Now I’ve made this part of my morning routine because I know it works.

Just scoop up about 2-3 tablespoons of the cooled grounds into your hands and massage them just like you were washing your hands with a bar of soap. Scrub about one to two minutes and then, rinse and dry. You will be amazed at the results! The tannic acid in the coffee instantly exfoliates the dead skin cells and leaves your hands velvety smooth.

Let me know if you try this and what you think of the results.

Please leave a comment if you visited the farmhouse today. We love company!

Au revoir,


Jenny said...

Such a good idea, coffee grounds. I was to a home SPA treatment meeting last month and they used sea salt with one of their items, it felt like coffee grounds. Too bad I don't drink coffee, then I could re-use my grounds...


Barb said...

Hi Jacque,

Exfoliation is the best. It makes all the difference in softer, smoother, better looking and feeling skin. Love it.

Have a wonderful day.


One Vintage Hag said...

You too have good ideas. I look forward to trying this out. My skin is so dry during the winter & early spring so I hope that this will exfoliate them well ~ soft hands always.
Thanks so much for sharing~!
~one vintage hag

Jacque said...

Jacque, had to drop by because I have meet very few people in my life time that spell their name the same as mine! I found out by reading your blog we have more in common then just our names, it is a pleasure to meet you via blogland! ~Jacque