There’s Nothing A Cup Of Good Coffee Can’t Fix, Including Your Skin
One of the few joys in life is to have a cup of good coffee, as it could instantly lift your dead soul alive upon the first sip and make you feel rejuvenated to conquer your day.
You’ve heard stories of how some people just can’t live without coffee and all of that jazz, but aside from making you feel good on the inside — did you know that coffee can also be treated as a beauty elixir?
That’s right, from using it on your skin and lips to hair and cellulite marks, here are some of the wonderful benefits coffee has to offer:
Anti Ageing Properties
Coffee is filled with antioxidants that’s great for your skin, which fights damaging free radicals and premature skin ageing due to the exposure to heat, light, pollution. In other words, coffee may help to slow down your skin’s anti-ageing process by protecting it from oxidation. Much to our surprise, research shows that coffee has more antioxidants than green teas, black teas and even red wine too.
Coffee To Protect Your Hair
The coffee antioxidant properties also extends to your hair, where it may prevent hair breakage and enhance hair shine. Just massage brewed coffee grounds onto your scalp for a good 60 seconds, then rinse with cool water. Shampoo and condition as per your usual routine.
According the 2014 British Journal of Dermatology study, aside from making things shine, coffee could also increase the speed of hair growth, thanks to the stimulating effects of caffeine. What’s not to love? It’ll even leave your hair smelling heavenly.
Gets rid of eye puffiness and dark circles
Coffee helps to reduce under-eye puffiness because the caffeine contains anti-inflammatory properties that restricts the blood flow in the area, hence resulting in a reduction of under-eye swelling. Simply apply chilled coffee grounds to your under-eye for about 10 minutes, then rinse well.
You’ve got 99 problems and cellulite ain’t gonna’ be one of em’ — if you use coffee to scrub your skin, that is. Little did you know, caffeine can help to dilate blood vessels beneath the skin while improving blood flow. So when you scrub coffee on the area of your cellulite, the appearance of it may be reduced.
Just exfoliate your skin using coffee scrub, and wait for it to become smoother and appear more even.
Aside from being able to awaken your soul, coffee is also capable to awaken your skin by improving the blood flow. As a result, this will make your skin appear more radiant, bright and look extra alive.
To make a coffee mask, simply mix a half cup of coffee and two to three spoons of milk (you’ll want the consistency to be thick). Apply the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes to get rid of dead skin cells, leaving you with a glowing complexion.