If there ever was a godsend skincare ingredient for flawless skin, it’s definitely coffee! Yes, the solution to all our morning woes is also the solution to most of our skincare problems. Most of us have known coffee as the magic liquid which helps us battle early mornings and late nights, but it’s also a hidden hero that protects our skin against skin care villains.
Coffee has a number of properties that make it ideas for topical application. Think about your first cup of coffee in the morning and how one whiff is enough to wake you up. It has a similar effect on our skin too. That is why coffee has recently become a celebrated name in the skincare industry. Read on to know what makes coffee an amazing skincare ingredient.
#1 Rich source of antioxidants
When we think about antioxidants, we’re only reminded of berries or dark chocolate. Interestingly, coffee is also a very rich source of antioxidants. Thanks to them, coffee packs a punch when it comes to protecting the skin from environmental pollution, premature ageing and other free radicals.
You can check out this Anti-Pollution Kit to add a dash of caffeine to your daily skincare. The kit contains a coffee face wash and face scrub, a duo that works wonders to remove toxins while deeply cleaning the skin. Additionally, our products have a balanced pH, this means using products with a coffee base won’t disturb the skin’s balance making it too oily or dry.
#2 Natural exfoliant
Coffee grounds are well known for their exfoliating properties. They don’t dissolve in water which is what makes them great to buff away dead skin cells. It’s time to level up your shower game by introducing some coffee into it. Our recommendation is this Raw Coffee Body Scrub. It’s an awesome blend of pure arabica coffee and coconut oil - they work together to exfoliate the body, giving way to nourished and radiant skin.
#3 Protects against sun rays
Coffee plays a crucial role in protecting the skin against UV rays and signs of aging linked to sun exposure. This means protection against fine lines, dark sports, wrinkles and pigmentation. However, don’t take this to mean that coffee based products can replace sunscreen.
#4 Glowing skin
Just like coffee keeps us feeling alert and fresh, it has the same effect on the skin too. The stimulating properties of coffee improve blood flow, making the skin appear brighter. Don’t believe us? Test it out for yourself with an easy DIY coffee face mask.
Here’s what you’ll need: Coffee grounds, honey, and yoghurt.
Method - Mix the ingredients in a bowl and apply them to your face after cleansing it.
Let the mask stay for 15-20 mins, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Don’t forget to nourish your face afterwards! (For a truly caffeinated experience, you can check out this Raw Coffee Face Serum)
#5 Cellulite reduction
Even though there’s no one way to get rid of cellulite completely, coffee may help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. Caffeine helps combat cellulite by improving blood flow. This Cellulite & Stretch Mark Reduction Duo will help you tone and polish the body, making it more even. The circular motion of applying the coffee scrub stimulates blood flow, which helps diminish cellulite.
#6 Hello healthy hair
The benefits of coffee aren’t limited to just the skin, they extend to our hair as well! The scalps are burdened with impurities, product buildup and excess oil, all of which is not easily washed away with shampoo. Exfoliating your scalp with coffee helps reduce 99% dandruff causing microbes.
If you’re looking to grow a healthy mane, here’s what you need - Must-have Coffee Hair Care Kit. The kit contains a coffee shampoo and hair oil which stimulates the roots to boost hair growth.
#7 Goodbye dark circles
You already know that coffee is packed with antioxidants. What’s amazing is, while you rely on coffee to power through an all nighter, you can also rely on it to reduce the puffy eyes and dark circles the next morning! The antioxidant properties in coffee help to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. The only thing you need to tackle dark circles is this Coffee Under Eye Cream. You can use it before bedtime, and wake up the next morning with a fresher face.
If coffee wasn’t your favourite beverage earlier, we’re sure you’re a convert now. With all these wonderful benefits that coffee has to offer, there’s no reason to not include coffee to your daily skincare routine. The added bonus being how amazing these caffeine based skincare products smell. If you were looking for a sign to add coffee to your skincare regime, this is it!