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One - 4 ounce tube of Mary Kay® Botanical Effects® Mask [$14] is equivalent to 24 teaspoons of the mochaliscious mask. This is three times the product for a fraction of the cost.
Face: The Divine Mochalicious Facial
This yummy mask will tingle while tightening pores and softening the delicate skin on your face leaving you glowing as if you went to a high-end spa. Don’t get me wrong! I love a great spa day, but this is a great alternative in between those times and men can use this too!
· 2 tsp. ground coffee. (I use the coffee grounds from a fresh pot of coffee, just make sure you coffee is finely ground)
· 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
· 2 tsp. Milk. (Whatever you use)
· 2 tsp. honey
There are several different measurements that can be used for this recipe, but this one works best for me. The beauty of it is that there is no real wrong way and revising your recipe to fit your needs is easy to do! If you want a thicker paste, use less milk. If you have very dry skin, increase the honey or consider olive oil.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, and apply gently to your face and neck.
Let dry for about 8-10 minutes. Place a warm washcloth against your face and gently rinse with warm water.
Tip: Dr. Oz recommends using coffee and olive oil for a mask under 60 seconds. I like to call this the 30-second “quickie” mask.
Susie Cummings, stay at home mom, AZ, said she uses her coffee grounds just after making her coffee. “I wet my face with water and apply coffee grounds. I usually leave on a minute or two…I feel awake and see an instant brightness in my skin!”
Skin: Coffee Scrub: Coffee is a great excellent exfoliator for the skin. While in the shower, use coffee grounds to rid your skin of dead skin cells! If you want a smoother scrub, just add a touch of olive oil and some sugar. You skin will feel refreshed and alive!
Hair: Gentle Hair Stripper Working coffee grounds into wet hair and massaging it through can rid your hair of excess product build-up and leave your hair shiny and soft. (Use caution with lighter hair or bleached hair, darkening may occur.) Shampoo as usual.
“Natural ingredients are easier for your body to assimilate and will allow for better absorption while benefiting from the healing properties. said Sheri Roelfsema, Owner of Radiance Day Spa, Sioux Falls, SD.
Coffee: Reduces puffiness
The coffee grinds will help reduce puffiness and swelling as coffee has anti-inflammatory antioxidants in it. It has been suggested that coffee can lighten and brighten the skin.
Milk, Honey, and Cocoa: add moisture to your skin. Honey is a natural antibacterial it sooths and heals the skin.
Unused portions can be stored in your refrigerator, but discard after a few days.
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