The Beauty Benefits of Coffee

The Beauty Benefits of Coffee

June 21, 2018

Whether you like it steaming hot or over ice, double shot of espresso or hazelnut latte, many people consider no better way than to start their day with a cup of some fine brew aka coffee. Whether you only drink it for the caffeine or love the taste, there is more to coffee than you think. There are many beauty benefits and benefits to use it topically. 

Why Is Coffee Beneficial When Used Topically?

First, the caffeine is a natural constrictor and will boost your skin's appearance. Second, coffee is loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals and slow and prevent the signs of aging.

Beauty Benefits of Using Coffee Topically

1. Exfoliation

Coffee is a great addition to a facial and body scrub. Coffee grounds help exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Try this easy DIY Coffee Scrub with a few simple and effective ingredients.

2. Reduces Under-Eye Puffiness

The caffeine in coffee helps eliminate under-eye puffiness. The caffeine increases blood circulation and helps shrink the blood vessels. Look for eye creams with caffeine or simply use cooled coffee grounds to your under eyes for a few minutes before washing it off.

3. Smooth and Brighten Skin

Similar to exfoliation, coffee helps smooth and brighten your skin by removing dead skin cells and impurities from the surface. By doing the DIY Coffee Scrub you will feel like new!

4. Skin Tightening

The caffeine in coffee has the ability to tighten skin and increase hydration. Look for creams/lotions and masks with caffeine as an main ingredient. This will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

5. Reduces Acne & Aging

Coffee has antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which in turn help reduce and prevent acne and aging. You can do this DIY Coffee Scrub or mix coffee grounds with 1 tsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp turmeric. Add a little bit of water to make it a thicker, wet consistency and use as a mask.