Coffee is not only a very popular beverage worldwide, but it’s also a favorite for beauty aficionados. Coffee face masks are a classic remedy to inject life back into dull and tired skin. Not only skin rejuvenating, coffee can also brighten our skin, thanks to its rich anti-oxidant properties. And for the same reason, coffee works great to prevent premature aging. The anti-inflammatory properties of coffee treats inflammatory skin conditions. Moreover, coffee is also a great exfoliator which removes the layers of dead skin cells and brighten, tighten and re-invigorate your skin. Coffee is an excellent exfoliator and helps in stimulating blood flow, which reduces acne and even cellulite and stretch marks. One important coffee face pack benefit is that its rich antioxidants kill dead cells and remove impurities, making skin smoother and brighter looking, let me share with you one of my favorite coffee mask for face that acts as a skin polisher as well as tightens the skin to a great extent. Brew a little less coffee and save some coffee powder for this mask recipe.
Natural Coffee Mask Recipe
- Cellulite reduction:
Coffee may help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. It’s thought that the caffeine in coffee is the key to cellulite reduction by dilating blood vessels beneath the skin and improving overall blood flow. In turn, this may help decrease the appearance of cellulite. Coffee helps to tighten skin and also reduce the appearance of dimply cellulite. For the diy body scrub, mix ground coffee with a spoon of olive oil and sugar. Use this mixture and massage on the affected area in circular motions. You can follow this routine on daily basis, depending on your skin type. This skincare method is thought to best be used via a coffee scrub because the exfoliation can also smooth your skin and provide an even appearance.
- Calming effect:
While coffee is renowned for its stimulating effects inside the body, it may provide the opposite effects when applied topically. Coffee can actually also calm inflamed and red skin thanks to the same antioxidants that protect it from premature aging. It’s also a vasoconstriction, which means it reduces redness.
- Anti-aging benefits:
Applying coffee directly to your skin may help decrease the appearance of sun spots, redness, and fine lines. In fact, recent studies found a direct correlation between drinking coffee and a decrease in photo aging effects.
- Help prevent cancer:
Coffee is a rich source of vitamin B3 (niacin), thanks to a breakdown of a key compound called trigonelline. However, trigonelline breaks down into niacin after coffee beans have been roasted. According to the skin cancer research foundation, show that niacin may be helpful in preventing no melanoma skin cancers and can possibly prevent other skin growths.
- Acne treatment:
In the case of a wound or frequent skin infections, the regular use of coffee could help combat problems from harmful bacteria. The CGAs in coffee have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Combined with the natural exfoliation of coffee grounds, all these benefits can collectively fight acne.
- Sun burn care:
Acne isn’t caused by oil or dirt on the skin’s surface. Instead, it’s a blockage deeper inside the pore technically called the ‘pilosebaceous unit’. This, along with a proliferation of acne-causing bacteria and inflammation, causes those pimples we all know and hate. The same anti-aging benefits from coffee can also be used for sun burn care. The key here is to make a soothing treatment that your sunburned skin will appreciate, not a mask or a scrub as you would for other skin ailments. Protecting your skin with caffeine may protect it against UV carcinogens. According to another study, caffeine actually inhibits the DNA damage response, thus protecting skin against the adverse effects. The inhibition of DNA damage response may offer a therapeutic option for non-melanoma skin cancer.
To make a coffee sunburn mask:
- Brew a fresh cup of coffee. Then, dilute it with cold water.
- Place a soft cloth or a study paper towel in the water and wring out any excess.
- Gently dab the cloth on the affected areas of skin.
- Repeat several times a day until redness and swelling start to subside.
- Brightening skin:
For a radiant and glowing complexion, you can try a coffee mask. Take half cup of coffee and mix it with few spoons of milk for thick consistency. Use this mixture as a face pack for ten-fifteen minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. This face mask will help to get rid of dead skin cells, leaving behind a glowing skin, the stimulating properties of coffee improve blood flow and making your skin appear radiant, bright and well.
- Rich with anti-oxidants:
The environment is full of free radicals like; pollution particles, etc. that wreak havoc on the skin. However, loading up skin with the antioxidants in coffee protects it and bolsters its natural defenses. In fact, a study showed that coffee bean extracts can be responsible for skin cell energy preservation due to its free-radical properties.
- Getting rid of puffy eyes:
this powder may benefit people with puffy, inflamed eyes. Caffeine stimulates blood flow and widens, or dilates, the blood vessels. This increases blood flow, which can help the skin to naturally tighten. The result may be a reduction in the buildup of fluid under the eyes.
Other compounds in this powder, such as chromogenic acids, may also reduce inflammation around the eyes. Try dabbing around the eyes with a paste of very finely-ground coffee and the liquid from the coffee itself.
- Gentle exfoliator:
Due to its slightly coarse nature, the powder is especially finely-ground coffee makes an excellent exfoliator. These granules help slough away dead skin cells and, although research is limited, has been said to help stimulate lymph drainage and increase blood flow. Both of these are beneficial when it comes to achieving glowing skin as well as for removing toxins.
Conclusion: This powder is a multipurpose product that can potentially offer a variety of skincare benefits. Still, it’s a good idea to follow up with your dermatologist if you’re not seeing the desired results after several weeks of treatment. Be sure to give any new skin treatment at least a few weeks before moving on to another treatment, whether it’s coffee-based or not.