At the present time the people around us are obsessed with the caffeine intake, be it tea, coffee, soft drinks, kola nuts, etc. Out of the other caffeine containing edible substances, coffee has a large number of health and beauty benefits, which most of the people are unaware of. Nominal intake of coffee is not only safe, but it is beneficial too. A common man knows the use of coffee only as an anti sleep, and some people even consider coffee as dangerous to health. But the other benefits of having coffee on a daily basis are more important than some of its harmful effects. Coffee plays an important role in perking up your skin and keeping you look younger. Now a day almost all the cosmetic products contain some amount of caffeine, as an anti aging agent. The caffeine present in coffee offers a large number of advantages for your skin. It helps you in treating various skin problems like redness, dark-circles, inflammation, do away with the cellulites, etc. by adding some amount of coffee in your daily intake you can get smooth, silky skin naturally. The antioxidants present in coffee averts the untimely aging of skin.
Coffee can be given a place in your daily routine either by adding it in your daily intake, or by using the cosmetics like lotions and scrubs which contains coffee. In both the ways the coffee will reach your blood stream and show its miracle on your skin. Here we have listed some of the benefits of coffee for beautiful skin.
1). Inflammation- It helps in getting rid of Puffy eyes.
The anti-inflammatory characteristics of caffeine make coffee suitable for getting rid of bulbous eyes. The antioxidants present in the coffee counterbalance the free radicals present in the body, which are the main cause of inflammation, redness of skin. Dermatologists and physicians suggest having at least 1 cup of coffee on a daily basis to avoid inflammation. Eye creams containing coffee are also available at cosmetics and medical shops for treating inflammation.
2). Dark under-eye circles
There are numerous reasons for dark circles under the eye like hereditary, lack of sleep, dehydration or allergies. Though coffee cannot wipe away the dark circles completely, but applying coffee (caffeine) based creams under the eye can reduce dark circles to some extent. Also the caffeine content of coffee helps you build-up the proper blood flow under the eye erasing the dark shadows. Quite a few eye creams for treating dark circles are available in the market; these eye creams contain the required amount of caffeine. By using these creams and taking coffee, you can achieve a beautiful appearance.
3). Acne Prevention and Treatment
The acidic nature of coffee makes it suitable for acne treatment and preventing acne. Somewhat acidic pH of coffee tightens the skin pores, formulating a shielding layer and bestowing perfect supple and glowing skin. The anti-oxidants present in the coffee makes it perfect as a constituent of the beauty creams and beauty treatments. There are various beauty treatments based on using coffee, which are available in beauty salons and beauty treatment clinics. The facial polishing and exfoliation using coffee is also done for treating acne.
4). Helps in getting rid of Cellulite
Here is a simple solution for you to get rid of the cellulite fat. The caffeine containing products is very found very effective for reducing the cellulite growth. Development of cellulite fat and reduction in size of these fat cells can be reduced by around seventeen percent. Therefore, for proper treatment of the cellulites, one should use the caffeine containing cosmetics or medical creams on a daily basis. The anti-cellulite gels and creams are available in the market, so you can select the creams and gels according to your choice of brands and get rid of cellulites easily. Another way of getting rid of the cellulite cells is to use a homemade scrub prepared by the grounded coffee on a regular basis. While preparing and using the homemade scrub one should make sure that the coffee is ground finely, and it should be applied and rubbed slowly. Scrubbing hard on skin can cause skin irritation, swelling.
5). Exfoliates the dry skin, providing supple and shiny beautiful Skin
Coffee beans are hard and harsh, and hence we cannot apply them directly on the skin for exfoliation. You can use the homemade coffee scrub for the exfoliation purpose and get beautiful soft skin instantly. Another way of getting soft, supple skin is to use the market based manufactured scrub and creams which contain the coffee (caffeine), but these contain other chemicals along with the coffee. So for treating your skin without any side effects, you can select the home prepared coffee scrub. For preparing the scrub you have to make sure to ground the coffee beans finely, so that the powder doesn’t hurt the skin during scrubbing.
Recipe for preparing an uncomplicated coffee scrub:
One cup of warm and grounded coffee
Sea salt- About a half cup
Olive Oil- Two Tablespoon
Directions for Use:
- Mix all the ingredients properly.
- Apply the prepared scrub on dry skin.
- Scour the skin properly, especially feet, elbows and other arid portions.
- Leave the scrub on the body for around two to three minutes.
- Scrub off the applied scrub as much as possible before taking shower.