Coffee is one of the go-to “wake me up” for millions of people in the morning. However, did you know that coffee has beauty benefits for the skin too? Studies have shown that coffee helps in reducing redness and inflammation, but there are much more benefits than these.
These are few reasons why you should consider incorporating coffee into your skincare routine:
6 Beauty Secrets of Coffee
Exfoliates the Skin
Recycle your grounds into body scrub. Not only this is so much more cost effective, but the grounds are gentle on your skin than other alternatives such as sugar while removing dead skin cells and leave you with smoother skin.
Waking up to puffy eyes and need an emergency fix? Caffeine in the bean helps to reduce swelling and de-puff the eyes. Save your ground and carefully apply to the area under your eyes and on your lids once it cools down. Sit back, relax for 20 minutes and rinse off the grounds with cool water. Voila, your instant fix to puffy eyes!
Stimulates Hair Growth
Caffeine in the bean stimulates the follicle’s ability of growing the hair faster and prevents abnormal hair loss. However, overdose of caffeine can be dangerous to one’s health; so many companies have found ways to incorporate coffee into their hair products. So ladies, do look out for them in the ingredient list while picking up your hair products!
We usually associate antioxidants with superfoods such as blueberries, but coffee comes with a huge punch of antioxidant too. Like any antioxidant superfoods, coffee helps to fight against premature aging of the skin, pollution, and harmful free radical.
Tightens the Skin
Coffee is a known diuretic, and it can minimize the appearance of cellulite by drawing fluid away from fat cells. By doing so, the fat cells are dehydrating and shrink in sizes which have a tightening effect on the skin.
Brightens the Skin
Coffee is known to improve blood circulation, and many beauty products have added coffee as one of their main ingredients. By applying it onto the skin, it makes the skin more radiance, brighter and “awakens” the skin!
Wow, never did I know coffee has such beauty benefits to the skin. It’s time for me to make a trip to the beauty store!
Are you a coffee lover? If not, maybe it’s time to consider adding coffee into your routine. Alternatively, look out for beauty products with coffee as their ingredients!