Gommage in French means “rub” or “erase” and mainly refers to the act of exfoliating the skin to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and other debris from the skin.
I’m excited to share a very effective and rejuvenating Gommage recipe I’ve used for years to keep my skin looking healthy and fresh.
A typical gommage treatment is generally gentle, and a cream or gel is used on the skin to soften it. You then gently rub it in as the cream or gel starts to ball up. This will start to “scrub” or remove the dead skin cells and other impurities.
Once the gommage has been applied thoroughly, you want to rinse it off. This will leave your skin feeling smoother, softer, and more radiant. If you have sensitive skin, Gommage treatment is definitely a more gentle method to cleanse your skin compared to other harsher exfoliation methods.
Why A Gommage is Good for Your Skin
The main reason why I love gommage is because it can keep your skin looking younger and healthier. It’ll remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote a fresher, clearer complexion.
How many times should you Do A Gommage ?
Gommage is safe to be used as part of a regular skincare routine. Once or twice a week is enough to get all the benefits!
You can use the gommage on your face or make extra for your whole body to use before the shower.
Instead of buying a gommage creme at the stores, today I’d like to share a simple homemade gommage recipe that will leave your skin so smooth and healthy.
This gommage recipe I’ll share below uses the exfoliating properties of coffee grounds and sea salt. I’ll be adding a bit of baking soda for more exfoliation effect but feel free to remove that if you have very sensitive skin. The argan oil adds a touch of moisture, ensuring that the exfoliation process is not overly harsh on your skin.
Remember, when using any new skincare product or homemade mixture, it’s a good idea to do a patch test to ensure your skin doesn’t react adversely to the ingredients.
Simple Gommage At Home
This gommage recipe is one of my favorites. It is coffee-infused and will leave your skin so, so soft!
What You Need:
- 1 tablespoon coffee grounds (used)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon argan oil – High-Quality Argan Oil
How to prepare the gommage mixture:
- Prepare the Coffee Grounds: Whenever I make coffee, I simply put the grounds in a brown when I want to have a gommage that day! If you are using fresh coffee, make a cup, then strain it and remove the grounds. Make sure they’re dry .
- Combine the coffee grounds, sea salt, and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir them together until well mixed.
- Add half the amount of the argan oil into the dry mixture. Mix everything well until you get a damp, crumbly texture. (you don’t want it too wet)
- Before applying the gommage, dampen your skin slightly. Then, take a small amount of the mixture and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions, focusing on areas that need exfoliation like nose, below your mouth etc. Be gentle and keep your head over the sink for those coffee grounds to fall onto. It’ll be easier to rinse when done.
- Once you’ve exfoliated the skin, rinse thoroughly with warm water. Dry your skin and follow up by applying the remaining of the argan oil.
If you need to get some argan oil, here’s a good quality one on Amazon: High-Quality Argan Oil
I hope you give this recipe a try! If you love coffee, you probably always have coffee grounds on-hand. So keep some in a bowl for a self-care gommage treatment.