Stretch marks are a common concern for most women including myself (after having 3 kids, it's a big concern). Stretch Marks are caused by rapid changes in skin growth due to pregnancy or excessive weight gain or weight loss. Although they appear to be on the top layer of our skin, stretch marks are actually in the middle layer. Stretch mark can be very difficult to lighten however it has been discovered that coffee can help to lighten and decrease stretch marks.
The caffeine in coffee, when directly applied to the skin, stimulates blood flow and circulation. This helps with cell regeneration. The ground coffee’s texture is an exfoliant which removes dead cells and loose skin, giving new skin cells an opportunity to receive proper moisture. Coffee is an excellent remedy for stretch marks removal. It contains a chemical which helps to lighten the scars and tighten the skin. It is loaded with antioxidants and caffeine which works as a tightener to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Listed below are some benefits of Coffee:
Tightens the Skin: Topical use can tighten fine lines and smooth puffy skin. Using creams that contain caffeine are absorbed by your skin and the result is tighter looking skin.
You can make all kinds of fun and healing lotions, salves and balms when you infuse them. What about coffee? Basically, the same premise applies. I infuse organic coffee with my chosen “powerhouse” oils of olive, safflower, jojoba, argan and sweet almond to create an oil that will penetrate deep into the skin to lighten stretch marks and tighten skin. Add a few essential oils with organic coconut oil, organic unrefined shea and mango butter and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse moisturizer body butter to heal your skin and lighten your stretch marks.
I prefer the Cold or Solar Infusion Method to infuse my oils.
I strain out the coffee and use the oil for my Sexy Back Whipped Body Butter, the scent of this body butter is a little bit sweet with a note of coffee, sort of like classic New Orleans chicory coffee.