However, there are reasons beyond the obvious that show how coffee permeates our lives. If it is scientifically proven that this “miracle drink”, consumed in moderation, promotes health and contains properties that help ward off disease, coffee lovers now have something to rejoice in deciphering its many benefits for the skin!
Going deeper into the health benefits of coffee, it has also been noted that coffee is great for the skin. While drinking from a cup gives you an internal boost to coffee, rubbing your skin with a soap or cream containing coffee also promises a whole host of benefits that make coffee a favorite “drink” for the skin.
Here are a few reasons your skin will thank you for an external boost:
It is a rich source of antioxidants: The environment is full of free radicals (pollution particles, etc.) which wreak havoc on the skin. However, loading the skin with the antioxidants contained in coffee protects it and strengthens its natural defenses. In fact, a study has shown that coffee bean extracts may be responsible for preserving the energy of skin cells due to its anti-free radical properties.
It protects against aggressive sun rays: UVB rays are harmful and can even lead to more complicated and potentially fatal skin conditions. Protecting your skin with caffeine can protect it from UV carcinogens. According to another study, caffeine actually inhibits the response to DNA damage, thus protecting the skin from the damaging effects of UVB rays. Inhibiting the response to DNA damage may offer a treatment option for skin cancer other than melanoma.
It makes the skin smooth and luminous: Due to its qualities that signal tissue repair, coffee plays a crucial role in regulating cell regrowth, leading to retained hydration (increased collagen) and increased elasticity of the skin.
It improves circulation: When coffee promotes blood circulation, it leads to healthy and energized skin, effectively reducing tissue swelling and swollen areas of the skin. You can also make coffee ice cubes ahead of time and trace them on the affected areas.
Besides drinking coffee, you can also use coffee in many beauty recipes for gorgeous skin and hair. This awesome ingredient works great as an exfoliant and as an awesome hack for puffy eyes.
Here are 5 amazing benefits of coffee for the skin:
1. Face scrub
This ingredient works great as a scrub because it is not harsh on the skin. Try a natural scrub by mixing ground coffee, brown sugar, and olive oil. Once you have mixed it well, massage it all over your face in circular motions to remove dead skin cells.
2. Scalp scrub
Coffee is also a great exfoliator for your scalp. Take half a cup of ground coffee and massage it into your wet hair for two minutes. Rinse it off with your usual shampoo and conditioner. This will help remove excess product buildup and dead skin cells.
3. Anti-cellulite body scrub
This awesome ingredient is also known as a good body scrub to minimize cellulite. Coffee helps firm the skin and reduce the appearance of dimpled cellulite. For the DIY body scrub, mix ground coffee with a spoonful of olive oil and sugar. Use this mixture and massage the affected area in circular motions. You can follow this routine on a daily basis, depending on your skin type.
4. Skin lightening
For a glowing and glowing complexion, you can try a coffee mask. Take half a cup of coffee and mix it with a few spoons of milk for a thick consistency. Use this mixture as a face mask for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. This face mask will help get rid of dead skin cells, leaving skin glowing.
5. Reduce puffy eyes
Coffee increases circulation and also helps reduce puffiness as it is rich in antioxidant properties. It helps narrow blood vessels and works great for reducing eye bags. Whenever you brew a cup of coffee, keep the grounds aside and let it cool for a while. Apply the remainder under the eyes and eyelid area for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water. For puffy eyes, you can also try the coffee ice cube hack.