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« on: February 22, 2005 09:58:28 AM »

So, I live in Vermont (aka Brrr-mont), and now that it's February, I'm completely pasty.  Ugh.  However, I'm too cheap (and skin-cancer shy) to hit the tanning beds.  I discovered in the NYTimes Style magazine on Sunday (the 20th of Feb) that you can use coffee grounds as a scrub/self-tanner!  What you do is take 1 cup of used coffee grounds, and mix them with 1 cup of olive oil for 5 minutes.  Get in the tub and scrub away and leave the mixture on your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing.  According to the Times, if you do this twice a week you'll turn a lovely golden color.

I've only tried it once, and while I didn't become tan, I was no longer glow-in-the-dark white, and my skin felt great.  And I didn't smell too strongly of coffee.  So I'm going to keep trying and see what happens.  Even if the tanning part doesn't pan out, my skin will be in better shape, and maybe I'll even tone down on some of that pesky cellulite.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005 10:08:13 AM »

Ohh...thanks for sharing...you must keep us posted as to whether or not it works...what did you do for the 10 minutes you left it on...did you just sit in the tub??? Oh the funny pictures in my head. Grin

Thanks for the tip.


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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2005 07:45:44 AM »

 Wink I've been using a coffee ground and olive oil scrub on my butt and upper thighs to diminish cellulite. The areas I'm using it on are much firmer and less dimpled but there is no visible change in color. I'm kind of glad since it would be weird to have a tan only on my butt and nowhere else.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2005 01:22:52 PM »

you know those monkeys with the red asses...just made me think of it thats all. mmm red ass.

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2005 03:56:40 AM »

oooh i just finished doing this

hardly any darker, but this is my first time

was that fun or what Cheesy Cheesy i wanna do it every night Cheesy 'cept it really messed up my shower.. Cheesy

it exfloliates GREAT and the olive oil really softens your skin!

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2005 09:54:50 PM »

i may be wrong, but isnt olive oil bad for your skin? i thought it just stayed on the top of your skin, making it oily...?

oh well ill still try this

« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005 07:15:21 AM »

this sounds great, let us know if it works!

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005 12:55:02 PM »

Olive oil is actually one of the better, cleaner oils that you can put on your skin, and is used almost as often as Jojoba for massage oil. As long as you don't have problems with oily skin, it shouldn't hurt you. Just make sure to use the "Extra vergin" type
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005 10:32:28 PM »

Wow, this is awesome, I only burn in the sun, I must try it Smiley Thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005 10:40:51 PM »

So ya just scrub all over?  LOL.. I can just picture coffee grounds all over my face.
The last post I replied to was about putting mayo & lemon juice in my hair.

SO...now I am going to have mayo/lemon in my hair...and coffee all over my body.  Yep... it's confirmed, my boyfriend is truely going to think I have lots my marbles! Cheesy

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