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16 Beauty Benefits Of Coffee For Skin And Hair

Many of us start our day with a cup of coffee as it provides the required boost that we need to get out of the bed and to kick start our day. Our love for coffee is so high that we consume many cups of coffee throughout the day as coffee is loaded with benefits, but it is important to note that benefits of coffee are not just limited to health as there are also some beauty benefits of coffee for skin and hair. In this article, we will know why coffee is good for hair and what magic can coffee do for our skin. So, without further delay let’s get started.

Beauty Benefits of Coffee

 

Beauty Benefits of Coffee
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Beauty Benefits of Coffee For Skin

 

 

(1) Benefit Of Coffee Face Scrub For Skin Exfoliation

One of the most important benefit of coffee for skin is to use it as a face scrub. Coffee face scrub can be used for exfoliating the skin for removal of dead and dry skin cells from our face, and for making our skin smooth and clean again.  Coffee face scrub not only removes the dead skin cells but also prevents our skin from getting dry. To make coffee face scrub, mix  ½ cup ground coffee, ½ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup olive oil together and make a fine paste, and leave it idle for some time. Now, this paste can be used as  a coffee face scrub and  massaged on the face in circular motions for exfoliating the skin. After sometimes wash your face with water and apply some moisturizer which suits your skin.

 

(2) Benefit of Coffee and cocoa face pack For Soft Skin

If you are looking for a high-end salon type facial treatment but don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket then coffee-cocoa face pack is a perfect solution for you because of their skin softening properties.  Making coffee cocoa face pack is very easy and it can be prepared at home. For making coffee cocoa face pack, mix  two spoons of ground coffee, two spoons of cocoa powder, three spoons of milk and one spoon of honey together. The mixture thus formed will be coffee cocoa face pack which can be applied on the skin for making it soft. Apply this coffee cocoa face pack for about half an hour and then wash off with plain water. The benefits of coffee cocoa face pack is not just limited to making our skin soft, but it also hydrates skin, nourishes skin deeply and tightens skin pores. The aroma of the coffee cocoa face pack gives a soothing effect to our senses.  It is important to note that if you have oily skin then it will be better to use yogurt in place of milk while making the coffee cocoa face pack.

 

(3)  Benefit of Coffee Scrub For Cellulite Reduction

Want to get rid of cellulite? If you answer in YES  then you will be happy to know that the coffee is effective in reducing the cellulite. This skin benefit of coffee is because of the presence of caffeine in it which dehydrates the fatty cells, minimize the appearance and provides smoothness to our skin.  As per a research conducted at Sao Paulo University, it was found that skin creams that contain caffeine were 17 % more effective in decreasing the appearance of cellulite  Using coffee to get rid of cellulite are very easy as you just have to make a coffee body scrub and use it for exfoliating the skin.. For getting anti-cellulite benefits of coffee, make a fine powder of coffee beans. Mix two tablespoon of coffee, one tbsp of pure aloe vera gel and  one tbsp of vitamin E oil together. The mixture so formed can be used for scrubbing the body to get rid of cellulite, for making our skin smooth and for adding complexion to our skin

 

(4) Benefit of Coffee For Treating Under Eye Dark Circle And Puffy Eyes

 

One of the important beauty benefits of coffee is  the property of coffee to reduce under eye dark circles and puffiness of eyes. Under eye dark circles could be caused by various factors like dehydration, allergies, sleep deprivation etc. and sometimes because of the genes. Caffeine present in the coffee can’t cure the dark circles caused by the hereditary factors. However, the anti-inflammatory properties of coffee are very effective in reducing the puffiness and inflammation associated with the dark circles.  Caffeine also reduces the amount of blood that accumulates under the eyes which is a major factor that contributes to dark circles.  Caffeine is very effective in treating dark circles and this is the reason caffeine is added to every cream that is meant to erase dark circles. To get rid of the dark circles or the puffy eyes,

 

(5) Benefit of Coffee For  Treatment of Rosaceae

The diuretic nature of the caffeine and the antioxidants present in coffee makes it very effective for the treatment for Rosaceae and providing relief from irritation and redness caused by the sun damage. Topical application of caffeine also aids in proper blood circulation.

 

(6) Benefit of Coffee For Preventing Skin Cancer & For Repairing UV Damage

Coffee is rich in antioxidants and in fact, the number of antioxidants present in coffee is way more than the number of antioxidants that we get from fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants present in coffee make it very effective in repairing the damage caused by the ultraviolet radiations of the sun.As per a 2011 study published in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences, it was found that topical application of coffee on the skin protects it from the harmful sun radiations and reduces the risk of skin cancer by inhibiting a protein enzyme in the skin.

 

(7) Benefit of Coffee For Skin Tightening

The caffeine present in coffee is very effective in tightening the puffy skin and in reducing the fine lines of the skin. Because of this benefit of caffeine, caffeine is added to most of the beauty creams meant for the reduction of fine lines, skin tightening and for other skin benefits.  The caffeine present in coffee is also effective in slowing down the growth of cancer cells.  Using coffee body scrub is one of the best ways to use coffee for skin tightening and for fine line reduction.

 

(8) Benefit of Coffee For  Skin Brightening

Take some warm filter water in a bowl and add some Epsom salt and coffee ground to it. Let it stay for a while and then rinse your face with this solution. After this, use the coffee ground ( soaked in the same solution) for exfoliating the skin and then again rinse with the same coffee ground water. This will improve the radiance of your skin because of the property of coffee to make a protective barrier around our skin and keep it healthy from the attack of virus, bacteria, fungus etc.

 

(9) Benefit of Coffee For  Increasing Blood Circulation

Topical application of coffee is very effective in improving the blood circulation of our skin and for making it brighter and healthier. Because of this benefit of coffee, coffee is used for getting rid of puffiness of eyes and for skin rejuvenation.

 

Beauty Benefits of Coffee For Hair

 

(1) Benefit Of Coffee For Giving Shine to Hair

There are many benefits of coffee for hair and one such benefit is that coffee can be used for making our hair shiny. For using coffee for hair, make a coffee hair mask by mixing two tbsp of coffee powder, one tbsp of olive oil and one tbsp of honey together thoroughly. Now, apply this paste on your hair, leave it for 15-30 mins and then rinse off with water.

 

(2) Benefit of Coffee Hair Rinse

If you are looking for the ways to make your hair soft and silky then there is no need to go too far as the brewed coffee ( which is part our life ) is effective in making our hairs soft and silky. For this, brew some coffee beans in boiling water for some time and then let the solution cool. Now use this solution for rinsing your hair and it will make your hairs soft and silky.

 

(3) Benefit of Coffee For Treating Hair Loss & For Promoting Hair Growth

If you are losing your hair fast and are worried about going bald then it’s time for you to start using the shampoo that contains caffeine. Caffeine present in coffee is very effective for the treatment of hair loss in men, and for females, it stimulates the hair roots of the scalp and promotes hair growth. To make caffeine shampoo more effective, it is good to leave the shampoo for a minute or two on your scalp so that caffeine properly penetrates the roots of the hairs and do its magic.

 

(4) Coffee Makes Hair Manageable

Besides strengthening the hair shaft, caffeine products add natural shine to your hair and make them more manageable.Using caffeine shampoo is good not only for promoting hair growth and for the treatment of baldness but also for making our hairs more manageable and shiny.

 

(5) Benefit Of Coffee For Hair Dyeing

Topical application of caffeine rich shampoo is good for promoting hair growth and for the treatment of hair loss, but it is also interesting to know that coffee can also be used for the coloring of hair ( look better on those with dark colored hair) .  To use coffee as hair color, mix some coffee grounds with water and make a fine paste. Now apply this paste on your shampooed hairs for dyeing them. As per Doug Macintosh ( hair colorist at Louise O’Connor Salon, New York ), the acidity of the coffee will give extra shine to hair by smoothing the cuticle of the hair.

 

(6) Benefit of coffee for fighting nose fatigue

Have you ever wondered why coffee beans are placed at the counters selling perfumes? The reason behind keeping coffee beans at such counters is because the smell of coffee beans acts like a reset button and that’s why you are asked to smell coffee beans when you are sniffing perfumes one after another. Smelling coffee beans prevent your nose from getting tired and also save it from getting confused between smells of various perfumes.  Sniffing coffee beans is also good for getting relief from depression.

 

(7) Benefit of coffee for scalp  Exfoliation

We know that using coffee body scrub is good for skin exfoliation and getting rid of dry & dead skin cells, but exfoliating benefits of coffee is not just limited to the skin as it can also be used for exfoliating your scalp to get rid of dead and dry skin cells of the scalp.  To use coffee for exfoliating the scalp, take some grounded coffee ( about ⅓ cup of grounded coffee) and apply it on your wet scalp and massage in circular motion for about a minute. After this, rinse off your scalp with fresh water and follow the usual shampoo and conditioner route.

 

Reference(s)

http://www.livestrong.com/article/504365-the-effects-of-caffeine-on-hair/

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-caffeine-for-skin-hair-and-health/

http://theindianspot.com/coffee-for-skin-and-hair/

http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty-uses-coffee

http://dailymakeover.com/beauty-uses-coffee/

 

Disclaimer

The information contained in the post is for general purpose only and shouldn’t be considered as a medical advice or as an alternative to medical advice. Although I’ve tried my best to keep the information contained in this post as accurate and updated as possible, but I make no guarantee of the accurateness of the same.

 

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About Bharat Sharma

Bharat Sharma is a simple guy who lives in Delhi,India and loves writing about the health and beauty benefits of the common food item we see in our kitchen and refrigerator.

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