Coffee For Skin : Benefits & Uses

Coffee For Skin : Benefits & Uses

Can’t function without coffee? Welcome to the party.

Coffee is the soul drink a.k.a the instant energy boost of our mornings. Apart from its curiously suspicious ability to churn the working cells in our brain, coffee is also surprisingly very useful for our skin too. 

No wonder why people say “coffee is always a good idea”.

 

Benefits of coffee

 

  • Eye Care 

 

coffee is good for under eye care

Dark circles, puffiness or just work tired eyes, there is nothing a cup of coffee cannot cure. Caffeine in coffee reduces accumulation of blood around the under-eye area and thus helps in lightening the bluish-green gradient under the eyes. Also, its anti-inflammatory properties diminishes swelling and puffiness to revive fatigued eyes.

Eye masks and eye creams infused with coffee, are thus the evergreen beauty rage. The eye products containing caffeine or coffee cherry, not only assists in depuffing and shadow minimizing, but it also, like coffee, recharges and re-energizes weary eyes. 

You can opt for convenient DIYs to perk up your pair of peepers. For using coffee, just mix two tablespoons of coffee powder with an equal amount of coconut oil, mix it well, apply around the eyes and leave it for fifteen minutes. And you are ready with perky caffeine powered eyes. Read about the ways to take care of your eyes.

 

 

  • Reduces Cellulite

 

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Cellulite, also called orange-peel skin, is a condition in which skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. This sagging skin texture can happen due to hormonal imbalance, ageing or genetic factors. 

Caffeine dehydrates these fatty cells, thus making the skin tighter and smoother. 

It is proven that caffeine infused creams can considerably help cellulite fat cells to shrink, but you can also use a coffee body scrub. Apart from coffee, leading a healthy lifestyle goes a long way to delay premature ageing and reduce cellulite. 

 

  • Antioxidant 

 

antioxidant rich coffee

What are antioxidants? They are basically our fighters against free radicals. Head to our blog to know more about the amazing antioxidant. 

When talking about antioxidants, one cannot eliminate coffee. Coffee packs a powerful antioxidant punch (it has more antioxidants than green tea) that combats skin damage caused by UV radiation. Hello, new friend of sunscreen. It also helps to fight premature ageing by tightening skin to remove wrinkles and fine lines.

 The antioxidant source in coffee comes from flavonoids, that are released when brewed, so to get that glowing young skin, definitely drink up that brown magic potion. 

Coffee for skin also helps to treat acne by clearing dead cells and unclogging pores. It calms inflamed, red skin and brightens up skin complexion to get that lively look. 

 

Other benefits of coffee

  • Great exfoliant

 

coffee scrub

Looking for the recipe of a natural, inexpensive, homemade scrub? Introducing coffee grounds, that removes dead cells, leaving the skin feeling silky soft, sans the effect of irritation.

 

  • Foot Care

 

coffee scrub

Flaky feet with cracked heels? Worry no more, coffee beans at your rescue. They help to scrub away dead skin cells from the soles of the feet and increase blood flow and circulation. To make a coffee foot bath, just brew large cups of coffee, add to it the used grounds  and pour it into a bucket. Allow the coffee to cool, soak the feet inside the tub and use the grounds to scrub away dead skin cells. 

 

  • Hair Growth

 

coffee scrub

Applying coffee to the hair can be a great way to re-balance the pH levels of the hair and scalp, it stimulates the hair roots in the scalp and triggers stronger hair growth.

Try rinsing the hair with cold, brewed coffee or rubbing coffee grounds into the scalp. This can also help to scrub away dead skin cells from the scalp.For caffeine to be effective  in caffeine-containing shampoo, leave it on your scalp for two minutes so that it can penetrate the hair roots.

 

So, if you are not a coffee dependent soul yet, all these reasons would have been enough to turn you into a coffee lover. 

Author 
Jigyasha Jain

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