For many of us, a cup of coffee is the best way to start the day. It is the best drink you get through workdays. But did you know that many use coffee in the beauty routine as well? It helps to boost hair growth and get rid of puffy eyes.
Coffee, when you have it in moderation, is a good habit. It has a lot of benefits for your skin. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help in skin regeneration.
Caffeine supports the production of the happiness hormone, called endorphin that helps in slowing down the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. Nowadays, we get a lot of facial lotions that contain the extraction of caffeine.
Let’s quickly check some surprising ways coffee can be used in the beauty routine:
Use of coffee as an exfoliator
Brewed coffee is an excellent scrubbing agent. Use the coffee powder to get rid of the dead skin from the face and body. You may even use it on the scalp. Massage the brewed coffee for a couple of minutes and rinse it off with water. Shampoo and condition your hair after the rinse. And you are ready!
Use coffee as a skin brightening agent
Use some ground coffee mixed with an olive oil face pack to enhance the health and glow of your face. Massage face with a mixture of two ingredients for a few minutes and remove it using the washcloth. Do not wash the oil off the face, as it will act as a moisturiser on your skin.
Use coffee to get a deeper shade of the hair colour
Use some coffee ground to get temporary deeper shade on your hair. Add a teaspoon of brewed ground coffee to the conditioner and apply the mixture to the hair. Rinse the hair after a couple of minutes to add a tint of colour.
Use the ground coffee brown sugar, and olive oil as a face scrub
A mixture of ground coffee, brown sugar and olive oil works as the best face scrub. Message the mixture on the face in circular motions to remove the dead skin cells.
Use the coffee powder for smoothing of the skin
Apart from being a natural and inexpensive homemade scrub, coffee is an effective skin smoothening product. Softer coffee grounds help exfoliate the dead skin and leave a silky smooth body surface.
Use coffee to reduce puffy eyes
Coffee is an important ingredient in de-puffing creams. To reduce the puffiness of the eyes, use coffee grounds. Ground coffee powder helps to increase circulation, shrink the blood vessels and reduce puffiness. Apply the leftover coffee grounds on the eyelid area and under the eyes for a couple of minutes and rinse it off with cold water. You may also rub the coffee ice cubes on the eye area to reduce the swelling.
Use coffee and honey mixture to soften lips
When you notice the chapping of the lips, mix half teaspoon of coffee with half-teaspoon of honey. Rub the mixture on the lips in a circular motion for 30 seconds to exfoliate dead skin on your lips. Remove the mixture with a wet washcloth.