Believe it or not, coffee is a must-have accessory. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, it can make for a quick and easy remedy that actually solves common skin conditions. Caffeine works as a diuretic, aids in blood circulation, and is also a powerful antioxidant that can perk up your skin.
Here are 5 benefits of using coffee on your skin:
1. It boosts collagen and brings back your youthful looking skin
As we age, collagen production slows, and existing collagen sometimes gets damaged by sun exposure or “not so top notch” skin habits.
Caffeic acid found in coffee is known to increase collagen production. What’s hot about that? Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps hold skin together creating firm, younger looking skin with added elasticity.
2. Say bye bye to bags & dark circles
“You look tired today."
Brain says you’re awake but dark under-eye circles say different. They can be caused by many things including lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies or even genetics; making you look older and tired.
Applying caffeine under your eyes will reduce the puffiness and inflammation associated with dark circles. Caffeine constricts blood vessels and balances out skin tone.
3. Ditch the dimples to minimize the appearance of cellulite
Behold coffee's diuretic properties! Diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, which works by dehydrating skin and fat cells. Applying coffee to targeted areas draws fluid away and shrinks the cells. This leads to improved blood circulation and a tighter, more toned complexion.
Coffee’s antioxidants also helps getting rid of toxins, which can improve your skin's’ health and reduce the dimpled look.
4. Prevents clogged pores
Coffee’s acidity helps to boost the skin’s protective barrier, which gives you a glowing look. Regular use of coffee on your skin can help brighten your skin to give it a more radiant complexion, all while preventing clogged pores.
5. It's an exfoliator, AKA hello glowy skin
Coffee grounds have the ideal consistency for creating the ultimate exfoliator. Exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling. Exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath with our favourite accessory – COFFEE!Continue reading