Coffee is a source of nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit the skin and scalp. You can use it to exfoliate, treat acne, increase blood flow, and balance pH levels. Thanks to the caffeic acid and antioxidants, which include phenols that fight free radicals and also slows down the signs of aging.
1. To Exfoliate
Coffee grounds make a great exfoliant. The grounds do not dissolve in water, which makes them good at scrubbing away dead skin cells. Substances in coffee also help to promote healthy skin, help decrease the appearance of cellulite, make your skin smooth and provide an even appearance. Caffeic acid, an antioxidant, may boost collagen levels and reduce the premature aging of cells.
2. Getting rid of puffy eyes
Coffee may benefit people with puffy, inflamed eyes. Caffeine stimulates blood flow and widens, or dilates, the blood vessels. This increases blood flow, which can help the skin to naturally tighten. The result may be a reduction in the buildup of fluid under the eyes.
Applying coffee directly to your skin may help decrease the appearance of sun spots, redness, and fine lines. Coffee contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols. These may help to protect against ultraviolet (UV) rays and some signs of aging linked to sun exposure.
4. Hair and scalp
The scalp and hair are naturally acidic. The lower the pH value, the more acidic a substance is. Using hair products that have a higher pH value than the hair may result in dull and frizzy hair.
Coffee is naturally acidic, applying coffee to the hair can be a great way to help rebalance the pH levels of the hair and scalp. You can try rinsing the hair with cold, brewed coffee.
People with brown hair looking to add a little depth to their natural color may want to try a coffee treatment.
5. Acne treatment
Regular use of coffee in skincare could help combat problems from harmful bacteria. Caffeic acid in coffee has antimicrobial properties, which means that it may help protect the skin against germs.
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Coffee with olive oil and brown sugar to exfoliate
Please Note: If you’re dealing with a chronic skin condition, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before applying any products to your face or you could do a patch test as well.
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