All coffee worshippers know how this drink can brighten up your day and fuel your energy levels to get you through a hectic day. However, this wondrous beverage can also perk up your looks, not just your mornings. Whether in liquid, ground, or extract form, coffee has so many skincare benefits, that you will start loving it even more. Get rid of those dark under-eye circles and puffy eyes, reduce cellulite, exfoliate dead skin cells, or dye your hair, while enjoying a nice cup of your favorite joe.
Some of the magical beauty benefits of coffee are listed below:
When we hear antioxidant, the first thing that comes to our mind is fruits and vegetables, but coffee beats them all in terms of antioxidant levels.
Coffee is a rich source of flavonoids. They are released when coffee is brewed, so drinking coffee provides a natural defense to your skin against the damaging free radicals and the signs of premature aging.
Caffeine is known for its diuretic properties. Drinking caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, leads to the loss of excess body fluids. Coffee can temporarily minimize the appearance of cellulite by drawing fluids away from the fat cells. The skin will look smooth and tight. You can simply drink it, or apply it topically. Add coffee to your homemade scrub and massage it into your skin. The massage and the diuretic properties of coffee will have a double effect on cellulite.
There are many exfoliators on the market that contain coffee, but you can easily make your own organic skin care product. Coffee grounds are ideal for a homemade body scrub, since they are much gentler than sugar or sand, for example.
They will exfoliate dead skin cells and leave the skin silky and smooth. Due to coffee’s anti-inflammatory properties, your skin won’t be irritated either.
Anti-Cellulite Coffee body scrub recipe: Grind coffee beans well and mix 2 tbsp of coffee with 1 tsp of pure aloe vera gel and a tsp of vitamin e oil. Use this mixture for scrubbing your body and it will create smooth skin and improve your complexion.
Just as it wakes you up in the morning, coffee does the same to your skin. The caffeine in coffee enhances circulation, reducing the swollenness and puffiness around your eyes, leading to energized and healthier-looking skin.
It produces the best results when applied topically on your skin. That is why it is recommended to use eye creams that contain caffeine as an active ingredient. If you wish to lose the dark circles under your eyes, coffee is the answer. Although it can’t do much if your problem is hereditary. But if your dark circles are a result of stressful life and sleepless nights, the caffeine will reduce the blood flow to the area and brighten the dark shadows. You can make coffee ice cubes, keep them in your fridge, and gently trace your face with one cube each morning.
- UVB protection
A new study shows that regular coffee intake may protect us from harsh sun rays. According to the study, people who drink more than four cups of coffee a day have a 20% lower risk of developing one of the most common types of skin cancer.
It appears that caffeine kills the sun-damaged cells and prevents the process of their division. So, drinking a cup of coffee before heading to the beach will protect you against the adverse effects of the particularly harmful UVB rays. The scientists are even considering incorporating caffeine into sunscreens.
We strongly recommend make coffee part of your skincare routine. Are you using any cosmetic products that contain coffee as an ingredient?