The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, located in the Riviera Pacifica area, offers a truly authentic Panamanian vacation experience that highlights the art and culture of the destination with fine food, local experiences and beach/rainforest adventures. For ultimate relaxation, Corotú Spa offers ancestral treatments from body scrubs and wraps to facials. The spa features five multifunctional treatment suites, a hydrotherapy area with therapeutic tubs, rain showers, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and beauty salon. Here is a recipe you can make using ingredients commonly found in the pantry:
Coffee Face Scrub
Created by Ibeth Isaza, spa director
The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort
Riviera Pacifica, Panama
• 3 tablespoons ground coffee
• 1 tablespoon oil (olive, coconut or almond)
• 1 tablespoon of sugar ( brown sugar if possible)
Mix together all the dry ingredients and then gradually add the oil. Combine until it forms a paste then gently apply the mixture to the face in circular motions. Leave it for ten minutes and then remove with warm water.
Benefits of coffee
The sand-like texture of coffee grounds makes a great exfoliant in homemade scrubs. The coffee grounds gently remove dead skin cells, rejuvenating and boosting circulation. Coffee has anti-inflammatory properties and increases skin collagen.