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The 5 beauty benefits of coffee for skin and hair

The first beverage of your day is probably tea or coffee and do not find it in the cupboard can be the worst thing to happen in the entire day. There are some people who are in an absolute love with tea and coffee is completely out of their league. Well, now we have 5 reasons to give them to buy coffee for that soft and vibrant skin. Beauty benefits of coffee are not very much talked about. The only thing we get to see most of the time is either the side effects of coffee or health benefits of coffee. The never-ending battle between the side effects and benefits has not encouraged most of the coffee lovers to give up the beverage. After reading this article, you might want to consider adding coffee to your skin and hair care routine.

Source – (Scott, 2016)

There are numerous benefits of coffee on hair and skin and most of them are because of its rich antioxidant properties which work wonders on your skin. Polyphenols are a group of antioxidants which works to fight free radicals and as a result slows down the process of aging.

 

#1 Coffee for PUFFY EYES & DARK CIRCLES

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In efforts of making the day most productive and achieving the career goals, we often neglect the skincare routine. The majority of adults working and fulfilling the family obligations often do not get enough sleep, which is why the visibility of dark circles becomes more prominent and puffy eyes start showing up. Coffee must have helped you stay wide awake to work but it might be the reason behind those eye bags and dark skin around eyes. Incorporating coffee into your beauty routine can help you get rid of the problem naturally and without any side effects.

How to use it?

It’s a time when you should start saving the grounds for your morning coffee and set them aside to cool. Mix the coffee grounds with almond oil and apply on the affected area. Leave for 20-25 minutes and rinse with cold water. Avoid any contact with eyes. If you have the regular coffee which brews by dissolving, the simply six it with almond oil. Alternatively, you can also add vitamin E capsules.

The application of coffee increases the blood circulation around the areas which reduce the appearance of dark circles or puffiness.

#2 Coffee for REDUCING CELLULITE

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Source – (Patiry, n.d.)

Gym instructors often advice people to have black coffee before work out or even a teaspoon of dry coffee with luke warm water. Coffee boosts the metabolism and increases stamina, which is why it is consumed before a workout. Studies have proved that caffeine in the coffee can actually enter your body through the skin but it only mitigates the appearance of cellulite temporarily.

How to use it?

Massage the coffee grounds or coffee on the skin where there is a visible appearance of cellulite for 4-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and moisturize immediately. Coffee scrub for face and body can even be made by mixing it with honey.

 

#3 Coffee for SKIN GLOW & EXFOLIATION

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Source – (Patiry, n.d.)

The concentration of antioxidants in coffee, as discussed earlier, is very beneficial in exfoliation and removing dead skin cells. Caffeine, on the other hand, improves the skin complexion making it brighter. It is also believed that coffee protects skin against UV radiation and aging caused by heavy sun exposure. These rays can be the cause of life-threatening skin diseases.

How to use it?

Mix coffee grounds/coffee with sugar and olive oil/coconut oil. Massage your skin in circular motions to buff off the dead skin cells.

#4 Coffee for HAIR GROWTH

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Source – (Coffee, 2016)

Nowadays, hair loss is very common amongst people of all ages and many tried and tested home remedies have already been suggested before. Coffee is one such ingredient which has not been recommended a lot for hair re-growth, hair loss or conditioning. Many people will find amazingly shocking that coffee can stimulate hair growth preventing baldness, especially, in males. As said earlier, caffeine in coffee has the ability to penetrate the skin and in the same way, it works through the scalp too. Apart from its hair stimulation properties, it adds natural shine without causing any side effects.

How to use it?

Mix a 2-3 tbsp. coffee in castor oil and vitamin E capsules. Heat it till its luke warm and apply it to your hair and scalp. Leave overnight and wash thoroughly. Castor oil has a very thick consistency, so you may also consider diluting it a little bit with olive oil.

#5 Coffee for SKIN TIGHTENING AND AGING

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Coffee grounds and powder is very useful in preventing aging effectively. Caffeine again works wonders to help fight premature skin aging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Caffeine is a powerful anti-oxidant which along with dark circles and puffy eyes, treats aging signs too. As discussed earlier, it tightens the skin, caffeine is used in a range of shampoos and creams as well.

How to use it?

Mix 2-3 tbsp. coffee grounds/powder with honey and massage it on your face for 2-3 minutes. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and rinse off with water.

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Image References

Coffee, A. A., 2016. What can coffee do to your hair?. [Online]
Available at: http://allaboutcoffee.co.uk/what-can-coffee-do-to-your-hair/
[Accessed 20 November 2017].

Patiry, M., n.d. 7 Natural Skin Benefits of Coffee (Plus DIY Scrub + Face Masks). [Online]
Available at: https://blog.paleohacks.com/skin-benefits-of-coffee/
[Accessed 20 November 2017].

Scott, J., 2016. Can coffee really be healthy?. [Online]
Available at: https://www.vogue.in/content/10-outfits-will-take-wedding-season/#s-cust0
[Accessed 20 November 2017].

 

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