Coffee oil is typically used in aromatherapy treatments to clear the mind and combat feelings of nausea, so using a coffee body scrub can have these same awesome effects.
The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals in the body, which can damage the inner layer of skin, causing age spots and wrinkles. When a coffee body scrub is applied, the skin absorbs the antioxidant properties, helping to prevent premature aging.
Because coffee scrubs are made with coarse grounds and salt or sugar, residual dirt and dead skin is exfoliated to give you fresh, balanced skin. After exfoliating the skin, it's able to absorb moisture more effectively too.
Some people use coffee body scrubs to combat varicose veins. Caffeine typically increases blood flow and may reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin's texture.