Drinking coffee isn’t always correlated with health but there are a few surprising benefits this incredible antioxidant has on your skin. A daily cup of joe isn’t all that bad but taking this powerful bean and applying it on the skin is an accent secret making a revival. In fact, its benefits aren’t just from the caffeine alone. Coffee beans are a powerful antioxidant that will reduce free-radicals and help with cell turnover, while caffeine has an incredible ability to reduce inflammation and puffiness. In the blog below, you will read about four awesome benefits coffee provides to the skin.
Cellulite. Did you know that rubbing coffee grounds on your skin has been scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite? The bad news is it is only temporary but it is a phenomenal treatment you can perform at home before putting on a bathing-suit. The caffeine in the coffee grounds allow the blood vessels to constrict which gives the appearance of tighter, smoother skin. It also acts as a diuretic and reduces any excess fluid near fat cells which will also cause a (temporary) smoother appearance to the hips, buttock and thighs. While in the shower, mix 4 tbsp. of water with coffee grounds and rub vigorously on the desired area. This is not recommended for people with dry, sensitive skin.
De-Puff. Bye-Bye Bags! Caffeine is a very powerful diuretic, and is the hot ingredient in eye-creams and gels. Due to its ability to act as a vasoconstrictor and reduce fluid in a localized area, the lower eyelids (bags) respond nicely to this antioxidant treatment. Apply one pump to your index finger after cleansing in the morning and pat gently around your eye. You’ll notice a quick retraction or skin and a much smoother appearance to the lower and upper eyelids.
Glow. Nothing wakes us up in the morning quite like a fresh cup of coffee. Our skin reacts the same way to coffee grounds. When applied to the face as a light scrub, it improves blood flow and circulation to the area providing a brighter more vibrant appearance of the skin. It has an incredible ability to unclog pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Protect. A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, proved that drinking four (yes four!) cups of coffee per day can reduce the rate of melanoma by up to 20%! Studies further show that applying coffee grounds on your face also reduces the risk of superficial pre-cancers due to its high antioxidant level therefore reducing the number of free-radicals in your skin. It is important to note that walking around jittery hopped up on 4 cups of coffee is not a replacement for sunscreen.
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