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Added 5-20-08

I Googled caffeine for skin and coffee scrub, I read that it might help prevent skin cancers, that sounds good! I don’t know if doing a scrub with coffee grounds gives my skin enough caffeine, I’ll keep researching, maybe a mask made with coffee grounds would allow my skin to soak up more caffeine (?).

This is mainly for the ladies out there, though you guys can do this too… Since I’ve been living out here, my beauty regiment has gotten pretty lax, it’s hard to remember to do the necessary daily things to make sure my skin stays at it’s best. This from a former hairdresser and former Mary Kay and Avon rep, I know better, but it’s too easy to let other things take priority and not do what is needed. So my face has suffered from the lack of care, I’m 42 almost 43 and I still get zits, I have slightly oily skin, but I’m also getting some wrinkles and lines, I notice the thinning skin and it doesn’t spring back from trauma like it used to.

I seriously needed to do a scrub on my face, I was looking around for something to use, I read about caffeine being used in skin care, so what did I have that contains caffeine? Coffee! I grabbed a can of coffee, the kind you brew, not instant, I put about a half teaspoon of coffee grounds in my hand, then I took some face moisturizer and mixed enough with the coffee grounds to make a paste. I used this as a scrub on my face and neck, then wiped it off with a wet wash cloth. My skin felt clean, invigorated and smooth. The next day, my skin still felt great, sometimes my skin reacts negatively to some beauty products, but this didn’t cause any distress at all, my skin felt great. I plan on doing this once a week to help keep my skin smooth. I am thinking about doing this in the shower on my whole body…

If anyone who reads this, tries this, let me know how it worked out for you. :)



Blogger The Scavenger said…

Very interesting from a mans point of view. I just better not catch my wife putting moisturizer in my coffee. haha ! My cousin has just started blogging and after seeing your link on my page he said that he spent the day reading your entire blog. He thought it was great also. Check him out at http://eweremembered.blogspot.com and tell him The Scavenger sent ya his way.

P.S. We got a steer today.

May 19, 2008 8:08 PM


Blogger Wretha said…

Hi Scavenger,

Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate each and every one. Don’t worry unless your coffee starts tasting funny! Just tell her to get the coffee FIRST, then add the moisturizer…

I checked eweremembered, cool site! I left a comment on his blog.

Great news about getting a steer!


May 19, 2008 10:58 PM


Blogger BB said…

Hi Wretha!

I read your entire site! Very good.

My husband and I lived off grid totally (no lines from utility) for over 5 years. We are not living there now as we went over the road driving truck for 3 – 1/2 years and just got back here to Central NY after growing tired of the gypsy life. :-)

We are not moving back to our little cabin that we built on our 14 acres until we build another house there. We have a barn. The cabin is far too rustic and it is just too hard to do it here in central NY state unless you have a really good setup. Heating in winter is a big issue!

Anyway, good luck in your endeavors.

Someday I’ll be back off grid in my newly built solar gain concrete block house!

If you like you can check out my blog (keep in mind I am brand new to this blogging stuff) at

May 21, 2008 6:53 PM


Blogger Nan said…

Two thoughts: my first reaction was to wonder if it could be another way to get my caffeine fix.

Second, what about recycling? You know, after you brew the coffee, let the grounds dry out and then use them for a facial scrub.

Coffee is one thing I’m really going to miss when cheap freight is truly a memory and things like coffee and tea go back to being luxury goods.

May 22, 2008 11:47 AM


Blogger Wretha said…

Hi BB, yeah, I bet it’s COLD in the winter! We get cold here, but not consistently, it warms back up in short order! :) Hope you can get back off grid when you want to. :)


Nan, thanks, I would recycle coffee grounds IF I drank enough coffee to do that, my hubby drinks tons but he prefers instant. I prefer brewed, but drink it maybe once or twice a month, that’s why I don’t mind using the fresh stuff. :)


May 22, 2008 12:44 PM

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