Who in the world knew that there was a relation between coffee and beauty? Not only do we love the taste of coffee and the many health benefits that can potentially come from drinking it. We love the fact that it also has many outward benefits for our appearance as well! This right here is a list of ways that coffee makes you beautiful!
Scroll down to find Exfoliation and Under Eye Circle Reduction Recipes!
Coffee can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by dilating the blood vessels beneath the skin and improving overall blood flow. Therefor it will reduce the appearance of Cellulite.
Vitamin B-3 for Skin Cancer
Coffee has a rich source of Vitamin B-3, thanks to a breakdown of a key compound called trigonelline. Trigonelline can break down into Niacin after coffee beans have been roasted, and according to the Sking Cancer Foundation, Niacin may be helpful in preventing nonmelanoma skin cancers and can possibly prevent other skin growth.
Anti-Inflammatory effects may be attributed to chlorogenic acid as well as melanoidins in coffee. CGA (Chlorogenic Acid) is also linked to reducing hyperpigmentation that may have connections with inflammation.
In a case of a wound or frequent skin infections, the regular use of coffee could possibly help combat problems from harmful bacteria. The CGA’s mentioned above in coffee have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Combined with the natural exfoliation of coffee grounds, all these benefits can collectively fight acne.
A study from back in 2013 shows that substances in coffee grounds can potentially help promote healthy skin
as you read above. The Caffeic Acid, which is an antioxidant may boost collagen levels and reduce the premature aging of cells! You can exfoliate with coffee and have healthy/young looking skin! Who wouldn’t want that?
Dark Circles!! Something that absolutely no person in there right mind wants. I mean, as a kid I always wondered how I could get dark circles under my eyes so I could be like a grown up but then I realized that was just plain silly. Thanks to coffee and it’s magical powers, it can treat those stubborn dark circles under the eyes according to some cosmetic doctors. This is due to caffeine in coffee being thought to help dilate blood vessels. Scroll down to see Dark Circle Reduction Recipe.
Recipe for Dark Circle Reduction:
1. 1/2 Cup of Coffee Grounds (Lightly Roasted has more caffeine)
2. Sweet Almond Oil
3. Avacado Oil
4. Serum Bottle
1. Start by adding 1/2 cup of ground coffee to a jar, then add the sweet almond oil to cover the coffee grounds.
2. Close the jar and let it sit for 4-5 days to infuse.
3. Take your cheesecloth and strain the infused oil into a clean jar or bowl. Squeeze as much of the oil out as you can!
4. Add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and stir.
5. Bottle it up! You can also add a drop of vanilla essential oil to help with anti-aging, and for a delicious smell of course.
Exfoliation with Coffee
1/4 Cup of Fresh Coffee Grounds
1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
Enough Lemon Juice for the Desired Consistency
*Scrub the mixture into the skin once every few days after washing the body. Let the scrub sit on the skin for a few minutes. Then rinse off.