By Sheetal Maurya
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. This tiny seed has a pleasant aroma. Coffee contains high amount of caffeine that helps to uplift your senses and freshens you up. No wonder we keep sipping it during office time! Generally, we read various ill effects of caffeine and coffee, but like they say ‘every bad thing has some good aspect too’, even coffee offers some wonderful benefits to the body. Check them out!
Treat Puffy Eyes
We are living in the era of technology where our eyes are always on computer or mobile screens. Life has become so hectic that we don’t even get enough sleep. Hence, we become a victim of puffy eyes and dark circles. Here, comes coffee as your savior! You can apply a paste of coffee powder under your eyes in the morning. Leave it for 20 minutes, then wash it off with cool water. You can also make coffee ice cubes in advance and use one in the morning to rejuvenate your skin. You’ll soon notice your dark circles and puffiness fading away.
Lend Love to Your Hair
Caffeine is a powerful dose of antioxidants which stimulate hair roots leading to hair growth. It also prevents hair fall and premature graying of hair. The coffee hair mask is very effective to stop hair breakage, plus it makes your hair softer and lends beautiful shine to it. You can also exfoliate your scalp with coffee granules to eliminate dead skin cells. For this, just apply 1/3 cup of ground coffee to your wet scalp, massage in circular motion for a minute then rinse it off with mild shampoo, and condition as usual.
Cut Cellulite Down
We do various exercises to cut down cellulite, but I am sure we never really succeed in cutting it down properly. A coffee scrub is very effective to reduce cellulite. A few proper exfoliation and massage sessions will help in stimulating blood flow and tighten the skin.
Reduce Premature Wrinkles and Stretch Marks
Coffee granules have the perfect consistency to be a great exfoliator. Coffee beans also contain caffeic acid, which helps boost collagen production. Proper exfoliation with coffee granules helps to tighten your skin, and also reduced wrinkles and stretch marks overtime.
Brighten Up Your Skin
Remember how coffee wakes you up when you feel sleepy? It has a pretty similar effect on your skin too. Mix one tablespoon ground coffee with two tablespoons of yogurt and apply to your freshly washed face. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse with normal water. The caffeine in the coffee stimulates blood flow, making your skin more radiant and bright.
Make Your Skin Smoother
Coffee granules are the most natural and inexpensive ingredients for body scrubs. They will give you effective results without being harsh on the skin. Just add ½ cup of coffee granules to powdered sugar and they will gently buff dead skin cells away, leaving behind silky soft skin.
Control Skin Irritation
As we all know, coffee stimulates the blood flow. But, the same antioxidants present in coffee can also soothe inflamed and red skin. Try it!
Get Better Foot Spa Experience
Coffee can be the best and easiest available ingredient for foot spa. Just take ½ cup of your favorite coffee and one cup of coconut oil. Mix both the ingredients well. Soak your feet in warm, soapy water for 10 minutes. After this, apply one tablespoon of this scrub and exfoliate the dead skin by massaging in circular motion. Rinse it with warm water and pat dry. You can also use remaining scrub on the body. The blending of rich antioxidants and moisture locking coconut oil is a perfect way to repair rough skin.
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