The skincare benefits of coffee…for your skin
The next time you’re waiting in line at your favorite coffee shop, consider this: that daily cup of coffee actually has many benefits for your skin! While many people cannot start their day without having a fresh cup of coffee (myself included!), coffee can do a lot more than just get you up in the morning. Numerous studies have shown that consuming coffee on a regular basis can not only help improve your health, but also offer other health benefits including stress relief, improved liver health, elevated mood, improved athletic performance, and improved brain health and intelligence.
Another great reason why coffee is so awesome is that it has skincare benefits! While drinking a cup gets you that internal coffee boost, rubbing your skin with a natural soap, cream or scrub that contains coffee also promises a whole set of benefits that make coffee a favourite “skin drink.”
Here are some reasons why you should use coffee as a part of your daily organic skincare routine.
Coffee is loaded with antioxidants, which can help prevent premature skin aging and serve as a wonderful exfoliant making your skin smoother.
Caffeine can dehydrate fatty cells. This results in the water disappearing from the surface of your skin, minimizing the appearance of cellulite, thus providing you with a smoother skin.
Caffeine possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce and prevent inflammation and redness making it ideal in reducing inflammation and redness in your skin.
It can help you get rid of puffy eyes
Caffeine helps reduce both swelling and inflammation of the eyes by acting as a constrictor.
Treatment Of Rosaceae
Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce redness working as a diuretic to aid in circulation. It is also and a powerful antioxidant and has the ability to calm irritated and reddened skin caused by rosaceae.
Fights Free Radicals
Free radicals are responsible for causing premature skin aging. This results in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of elasticity. Yeah, the feared three signs of aging! But caffeine can help. The antioxidants contained in caffeine can attack these free radicals and eliminate them. This will improve the overall appearance of your skin. For this reason, caffeine is widely used in anti-ageing day and night creams in conjunction with retinol.
Using ground coffee bean grounds, sea salt and olive oil, you can make your very own scrub! You can also use variations of other things you will find in your kitchen like yogurt, sugar and cinnamon to make your own coffee facials. Just don’t start pouring hot coffee on your face! If you don’t want to make your own, there are a number of natural handmade creams and scrubs you can buy.
Key West Essentials, a small family owned and operated business in Florida specialises in handcrafted bath and body essentials. Their Cuban coffee sugar scrub not only sounds delicious, but smells delicious too! If you’re a coffee lover, nothing has quite the kick of fresh brewed Cuban bean coffee.