The first sip of coffee at the first waking moment of your every day is indeed genuine. It fuels up your mood to head on to another busy day. Coffee is undeniable without a doubt one of the most loved beverages. The increasing number of coffee establishments is proof that coffee has been one of the go-to drinks for many.
But did you know that apart from the comfort that this most loved coffee of yours could give, it is also gaining popularity in the skincare world? This might lighten up your mood coffee lovers. But wait, before indulging yourself in too much cup of coffee. Reaping skin benefitting properties of coffee could be acquired through a topical application. While a cup of coffee provides antioxidants when taken orally, the case may be different if it is to be incorporated into your beauty routine. Topical applications such as making a facial mask or facial scrub fresh from the coffee grounds and applying it directly to your skin are just some of the beauty practices you can make use of out of coffee. Another skincare hack! Hmm, another do-it-yourself. Make the most of your time especially now that we are tasked to stay indoors as much as possible. Might as well sit back and check all the skin benefitting properties that coffee has to offer together with the DIY masks that you can make at home and as easy as 1-2-3
5 Amazing skin benefits of coffee to your skin
Coffee grounds have a natural exfoliating effect
The coffee ground itself has a natural exfoliating effect. One reason that makes it a good exfoliant is that coffee grounds do not dissolve in water making it an effective go-to ingredient in scrubbing away those dead skin cells for even smoother skin. This may not be new to you; you might have heard someone who is already making use of this skincare practice. Excited to try your DIY coffee scrub now? Here it goes. Just combine (1) a quarter cup of fresh coffee grounds (2) a quarter cup of brown sugar and (3) a lemon juice. Have enough of it to reach your desired consistency. Scrub the mixture to your skin roughly after washing. Let the scrub sit into the skin before rinsing off with water. Remember not to over-exfoliate as it may do more harm than good to your skin. Do it once a week. Also, never mix with that used coffee grounds you’ve just taken off from your coffee maker as it was already damaged. Fresh coffee grounds are indeed advisable. How excited are you now in adding this process of exfoliation to your usual skincare routine? May it be skincare for men or skincare for women, give coffee scrub a try!
Coffee grounds offer anti-aging benefits for the skin
Caffeine in coffee is said to help dilate blood vessels which potentially aids in the reduction of skin imperfections. The caffeine content also eliminates excess water and improves blood flow which explains the skin tightening effect. Coffee ground is rich in antioxidants, which is essential in promoting healthier skin. Phenols, a plant-based chemical found in coffee grounds, aids in getting rid of free radicals in the body vital in keeping the skin’s health.
Topical application of your DIY coffee masks or scrubs aids in the depletion of the appearance of dark spots, redness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
In a study published the year 2015 it was then found out that coffee, being one of the most polyphenol-rich beverages that we pretty much love to indulge ourselves with has a direct relation with the appearance of facial pigmented spots. Concluded from the said study is that, coffee potentially helps human skin from photoaging. On the other hand, polyphenols including, chlorogenic acid – an important component of coffee contribute to reducing the appearance of pigmentation on the skin.
Coffee grounds are good for the skin under the eye
This may be good news to all the night owls out there. This skincare tip could help to reduce the bags under your eyes. The skin tightening effect that you’ll experience as caffeine stimulates blood flow and dilate blood vessels aids in lessening the appearance of puffy eyes as it helps reduce fluid buildup under the eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine help diminish under-eye inflammation. Excited to use coffee in getting rid of that stubborn dark circles? To do then, (1) Combine half a teaspoon of coffee grounds and olive oil add drops of water to make a paste. (2) Gently pat on the under-eye area. Do it gently without rubbing. (3) Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. And then, (4) rinse with warm water. Do it as often as possible to get rid of that puffy eyes.
Coffee grounds for acne treatment
Chlorogenic acid – an important component of coffee inhibits both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties thus making coffee an effective acne-fighting when applied topically to the skin on your face. Scrubbing your face with a coffee mask not only just slough off dead skin cells but also unclog pores, the culprit to all that unwanted acne flare-ups. CGA is also linked to getting rid of hyperpigmentation which has a direct relation to skin inflammation. Treat your skin to a DIY coffee scrub, exfoliate the dead skin cells, and dirt away. Just be sure not to overdo it, Queens!
Coffee grounds as an added protection from the sun
The polyphenol found in coffee helps protect the skin against harmful UV rays. This was further explored from this study whereas people who have a high consumption of polyphenols have lesser UV-induced age spots on their faces. This implying that coffee consumption and topical application both deliver antioxidants to the body.
Had too much fun under the sun? sunburned? Well then, here are another skincare tip and hack for you, just allow coffee grounds to do the work. Coffee grounds provide soothing treatment to sunburned skin. This is different from a mask or scrub. To know what better way to do it, simply (1) Brew a cup of coffee then dilute with cold water (2) Place the soft cloth in the water (3) Dab to the affected areas of the skin (4) Do repetitively several times each time until the swelling subsides.
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