Apart from getting us out of bed and ready to face the day, coffee has a lot of benefits when it comes to skincare too! Now that’s reason enough to make it our favourite drink. Whether you love your coffee like we do, or even if you don’t - there’s enough reason for you to use coffee as a skincare ingredient. Blessed with a lot of caffeine and antioxidants, coffee provides a ton of benefits for the skin.
The use of coffee in skincare has drastically increased over the past few years. From shampoos to face masks, coffee has proved to be perfect. The topical application of coffee or using coffee based products has many benefits, read on to know what they are!
Benefits of coffee as a skincare product
#1 Youthful appearance
Coffee is boosted with the amazing properties of antioxidants like polyphenols - these are responsible for protecting the skin from UV rays and signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Sun exposure is the leading cause of premature ageing and using coffee topically can reduce the effects it might have. We recommend using a coffee based face wash or face scrub to keep your skin protected and radiant.
#2 Cellulite reduction
Even though getting completely rid of cellulite is not possible, there are a couple of ways coffee can come to your rescue to diminish their appearance. The caffeine in coffee helps stimulate blood circulation. That along with the scrubbing motion of using a coffee scrub may reduce the appearance of cellulite. We recommend trying out this coffee body scrub. Coffee grounds are known to be excellent exfoliators that are gentle on the skin and help achieve even toned skin.
Coffee is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a great choice for dealing with skin inflammation or flare ups. If you’re someone who hates waking up with a puffy face and swollen eyes due to a late night, coffee might come to your rescue. You can use a DIY coffee ice cube to reduce the puffiness. Simple freeze water mixed with a spoon of coffee in an ice tray and let it work it’s magic. Not only will it soothe the skin but also make you feel super refreshed!
#4 Goodbye dark circles
You’ll be surprised to see the number of eye creams that use coffee as an ingredient! Constricted blood vessels are to be blamed for the appearance of dark circles. The caffeine in coffee helps dilate the blood vessels which leads to better blood circulation.
#5 Acne reduction
Although coffee cannot single handedly take care of acne, it can help reduce it to an extent. Acne is caused when oil, dirt and other particles clog the pores of the skin, leading to inflammation. A coffee scrub can help unclog those pores and with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, fight bacteria while reducing inflammation.
With all these incredible benefits, who wouldn’t want to make coffee a part of their skincare regime? To us it definitely sounds like worth a try. If you’re looking for a number of coffee based skincare products, we know just the thing for you.
This Coffee Kit which consists of a coffee body scrub, face wash and face scrub makes for an unregrettable purchase! What’s better is that it comes with a premium cotton towel and wooden spatula to elevate your skincare experience.
DIY coffee skincare
To reap the benefits of coffee you may also try your hand at a few easy breezy skincare recipes. To know our most liked ones, read on!
1. Coffee face mask for radiant skin
A simple mask that’ll work wonders for your skin, and needs only two ingredients. All you’ll need is some raw milk and some coffee powder.
Simply mix the two ingredients together until they form a paste. Regulate the amount of milk you use as per the consistency. Apply this cooling mixture to your face for 15 mins, and rinse with cold water. Don’t forget to moisturise afterwards!
2. Coffee scrub for soft skin
Gentle exfoliation at the comfort of your home. You’ll need coffee grounds, sugar and coconut oil for this.
Mix the three ingredients together and form a scrub-like consistency. Gently rub the mixture over your torso and limbs and rinse properly afterwards. The coconut will nourish the skin while the coffee grounds sugar will lightly exfoliate the skin to reveal fresher, glowing skin.
You can use these recipes as and when you’d like to experiment a little.
People swear by caffeine and the other benefits of coffee for the skin. The next time you brew a cup of coffee, remember to save those grounds for a DIY coffee indulgence. Or if you’re not a fan of the beverage, we’ve told you where you can get your hands on some amazing smelling coffee skincare products!