5 Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Skin

5 Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Skin

If you’re like me, you probably struggle to function without your morning coffee.

Yes, we know coffee boosts energy in the morning along with metabolism but this is all in the form of a beverage, what about if it’s applied to your skin?

Well, let me tell you, if you thought it was great to drink, it’s even better to apply to your skin!

Coffee is full of antioxidants and a great source of nutrients that can benefit your skin. I am sure after you finish reading this, you will definitely be testing it out!
Below are 5 ways you can use coffee and how it can benefit you:

1. Helps to Reduce Cellulite

There has been a strong relationship between coffee and the reduction of cellulite over the last few years, why, you may ask? Because coffee contains cellulites enemy caffeine.

Cellulite can start to diminish because blood vessels widen and skin tightens from the stimulating effects of caffeine, which helps to improve blood flow and the elimination of excess water.

Also, coffee is full of antioxidants and when applied to your skin regularly, can help to leave it looking firmer, reducing the appearance of the little dimples we know as cellulite!

2. Removes Dead Skin Cells

It’s not a tough one to work out, but coffee makes an amazing exfoliant. It is gentle yet course enough to remove dead skin cells without irritating your skin. Via the removal of dead skin cells, you will be able to see a brighter complexion that is more even in appearance.

Did you know that coffee grounds don’t dissolve in water? This is one of the many reasons it makes such a great exfoliant in the bath or shower!

Create a coffee body scrub at home

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of coffee grounds
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ coconut oil

Recipe:

1. Add all ingredients in a bowl & mix until well combined.
2. Gently rub all over the body in a circular motion and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

3. Can Help to Treat Acne

As we all know, acne occurs from the build-up of oil, dead skin cells, and other substances that can clog your pores.

Gently scrubbing your face with coffee grounds can help clear away dead skin cells and unclog pores.

As we established before, coffee contains many antioxidants, one of which is known as caffeic acid and has antimicrobial properties, helping to protect your skin from germs and bacteria.

Create a coffee face scrub at home

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of coffee grounds
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ olive oil

Recipe:

1. Add all ingredients in a bowl & mix until well combined.
2. Gently rub all over the face in a circular motion and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

4. Reduces Puffiness & Inflammation

Since coffee increases circulation and is high in antioxidants, it helps to reduce puffiness.

The constriction of blood vessels from caffeine along with a cooling product, can help to reduce inflammation and promote blood flow.

Which brings me to a BONUS tip about coffee ice cubes.

1. Brew 1-2 cups of coffee.
2. Pour brewed coffee into an ice cube container & freeze.
3. Once frozen solid, pop out of ice cube container.
4. Gently rub the coffee ice cube under each eye for a couple of minutes.

5. Makes a Great Foot Bath

As we have already established, coffee has a number of benefits for your body and face but what about your feet?

Well, it’s got you there as well! Coffee is an effective way to cleanse your feet along with leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

Ground coffee can help to gently scrape away dead skin from the soles of your feet. While the stimulating effects of caffeine may help to increase blood flow and circulation in the area.

Create your own foot bath at home with only one ingredient – coffee.

1. Brew a 3-4 large cups of coffee.
2. Add the coffee and used grounds into a small tub or bucket.
3. Allow the coffee temperature to cool to room temperature
4. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes and use grounds to gently scrub away dead skin.
5. Rinse feet & enjoy the soft, smooth feeling of cleansed feet
It is clear to see that coffee is not only a ‘wonder’ drink for your body but also your skin.

We know that drinking a cup gives us an internal boost but applying a cup to our skin offers a whole new set of benefits.

Which explains why coffee maybe your skin’s new favourite drink 😉

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Kim xx

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