Regardless of how many times you’ve heard or read that you should tone down your coffee intake, we can never completely let go of our morning cup of Joe especially since you can incorporate coffee into your personal beauty routine. Sounds surprising?
Well, there are quite a lot of beauty uses linked to coffee so if you want to find out what these are, take a look below.
Reduces cellulite. We all want to keep cellulite at bay but no matter how much we work out, they still tend to appear. This is frustrating to be sure but the good news is that you can lessen its appearance by using coffee grounds to exfoliate the affected area. Massaging your legs or any part of your body where cellulite appears can help boost blood flow thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Smoothens lips. Are your lips looking a bit dull and cracked? One of the best ways to get back the natural smoothness of your lips is to make your own coffee lip scrub. For this scrub, you will need to combine ½ teaspoon of honey with ½ teaspoon of used coffee grounds until the mixture becomes smooth. Gently apply the mixture on your lips and rub it in circular motion for 30 seconds. Wipe it off with a wet washcloth.
Reduce puffy eyes. Most people nowadays are not getting enough sleep what with the demands at work, family obligations, and personal life, it is hard to catch up to 8 hours of sleep. This is why puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes are not really new to us. Fortunately, you can reduce your puffy eyes with the help of coffee. What you should do is to set aside the coffee grounds that you used in your morning coffee until they have cooled and then apply under the eyes. Leave it on while soaking in your tub for 20 minutes then rinse afterwards.
Add shine to hair. Another beauty tip that you can use with your coffee grounds is to make a hair mask to add more shine to your hair. Simply mix some coffee grounds with olive oil until you create a paste then apply on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse afterwards.
Brightens skin. Did you know that drinking coffee in the morning can actually give you the energy you need plus make your face look bright? You can make this brightening face mask by combining a tablespoon of ground coffee with two tablespoons of organic plain yogurt and mix until you get your desired results. Apply on your newly washed face and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing. The reason why this face mask works is because of the caffeine present in the coffee grounds that has a stimulating effect.
Exfoliate. Our skin can look dull if we don’t exfoliate from time to time. Although there are plenty of facial scrubs out there that you can try out, using coffee grounds to remove dead skin cells is considerably better. The coarse texture of the coffee grounds can get rid of the dead skin without irritating your skin too much. Just mix one part coffee grounds with one part sugar and add a few drops of olive oil then mix thoroughly until the sugar dissolves. Scrub your face and neck with this exfoliating scrub and you’ll reveal beautiful skin underneath in no time.
These beauty hacks using coffee are just a few that are worth mentioning. You can try them out if you want to reveal much better looking skin that will turn heads.